Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all are getting to enjoy some time with family and friends, though I know there are a lot of people who have to work or have family members abroad. If you are in the later category, my thoughts are with you. Military families especially are on my heart right now. Can I just say how incredibly thankful I am for your sacrifice and service? Because I truly am. You are the reason we get to enjoy this holiday and all of the upcoming holidays in peace and freedom. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Now, on to the Pumpkin Muffins. I am obsessed with pumpkin-flavored anything and I won’t apologize.
I discovered this recipe a few years ago and it is one of my favorites to make during the Fall. It’s really easy, yet delicious. I would really like to try modifying it to make it gluten-free, but I struggle with how to do that on recipes I already have, so if you have any suggestions on what GF ingredients to substitute in, please share in the comments!
The recipe I use is Paula Dean’s Pumpkin Bars but I make them into muffins using a muffin pan.
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
15-ounce can pumpkin
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin and mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until batter is smooth.
Pour the batter into a greased muffin pan (usually makes about 20 regular-sized muffins).
Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.
8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined.
Stir in the vanilla and mix again.
Spread on cooled pumpkin muffins and enjoy!
What is one of your favorite pumpkin recipes?