Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pumpkin Muffins





Well he we are again, when will the goverment start making 3 day weekends mandatory? Another Sunday….Monday poking at me in the face! IRRITATING ME with it’s impending doom.


I hate it! HA


Something I do not hate, all the wonderful little pumpkin patches popping up - Halloween Candy and hot humid weather….yeah scratch that! What is up with the freakish weather here in so cal - total party foul.


Delightfully borrowed this recipe from the little lady at SMITTEN KITCHEN







INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin (from a 15 ounce can)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice
1 1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Royal Icing & Sprinkles…if you are really feeling it






DIRECTIONS

Whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, 1 1/4 cups sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until smooth, then whisk in flour mixture until just combined. Stir together cinnamon and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in another bowl.


Divide batter among muffin cups (each should be about three-fourths full) buttered and floured, or use paper liners, then sprinkle tops with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake until wooden pick or skewer inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.


Next I drizzled Royal Icing in a spiral and sprinkled with sprinkles, adorable!


29 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This looks seriously yummy! And I love your little jokes...I giggled out loud to this one!

Tia said...

that's so so cute and minimalist with the icing. i like it! yay for pumpkin season being here!

LDH said...

Oh, yes... adorable and delicious looking pumpkin muffins!

Bo said...

I totally agree...If I could only work 4 days a week life would be near perfect...I love the way you decorated these.

Megan said...

I have a small obsession with pumpkin baked goods... I am loving these! The swirl around the top looks gorgeous. And cute joke! :)

Design Wine and Dine said...

Another beautiful photo and recipe! I hear you w/the Sunday thing. They're hard. Finally cool where I am!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I vote for three day weekends! Monday mornings come too soon for me. Love your cute muffins!

baking.serendipity said...

I love pumpkin anything :) Your muffins sound delicious and are decorated beautifully!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

These make Monday seem more bearable. I agree with you on that issue completely. I even work from home now for the most part and it's still a buzz killer. Hope the weather improves in your area soon!

Monet said...

I'm all about three day weekends too! I can't believe it is already Monday. I need one of these pumpkin muffins to help me start the week...they sound so very good, and they look fabulous with the orange swirls and sprinkles. Thanks for sharing, love!

shaz said...

Love the icing, so vibrant! Never tried pumpkin muffins before, something to rectify asap.

Kim said...

I think we all suffer from the Monday blues. However, I bet one of these gorgeously decorated pumpkin muffins would put a smile on anyone's face come Monday am :)

PALATABLE said...

Really gorgeous, sounds delicious, can I have some please?

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The Comfort of Cooking said...

Mmm, those look wonderful, Jen! I could really go for one this morning, and tomorrow morning, and...

Ingrid said...

I still haven't gotten to the grocery store to buy my Libby's pumpkin!

Happy Monday....ha-ha!
~ingrid

Nirmala said...

I love pumpkin muffins. I make mine minus the frosting and with chocolate chips.

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

These are all the more reason to be totally excited that it's fall! How sad is it that orange frosting makes me happy? :)

Angie's Recipes said...

These look beautiful with the icing!

aipi said...

Absolutely gorgeous..love the icing!

US Masala

Reeni said...

Pumpkin muffins make me so happy! Love the cute way you decorated these.

Tracy said...

I love pumpkin muffins! The orange frosting is so fun!

Sara said...

These are SO CUTE! I love the orange frosting and sprinkles...adorable! Love them. :)

Foodessa said...

Jennyfurla...you did an absolutely wonderful baking with this recipe...the icing decor is very cute and certainly ready for one big bite of joy ;o)

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Sue said...

Love the addition of the orange icing and sprinkles! So cute and festive! Pumpkin muffins are my favorite:)

Moogie said...

Okay... you've got two things going on here. First, great photo. Second, YUM!!!

Emily said...

These look amaaaazing! They look absolutely perfect! Love the way you decorated the tops.

Beth said...

I agree -- your muffins are definitely adorable! I love pumpkin muffins and will have to try this recipe.

Clements Family said...

I love anything pumpkin! I must try this recipe!

Eliana said...

Absolutely gorgeous