Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pumpkin Muffins

When weekends morning happen here and we don't have plans, we like to be super lazy and catch up on the DVR, but we still like to make a yummy breakfast.  This past fall there was discussion of another great pumpkin shortage, so whenever I saw pumpkin in the store I bought at least 2 cans of it.  After only making pumpkin blondies and a pasta dish, we had a whole lot of canned pumpkin sitting in our cabinets!  So, on a recent Saturday morning I decided pumpkin muffins would make the perfect breakfast - who said pumpkin was just a fall food!

Pumpkin Muffins!
Using my mom's trusty 70's edition of the Joy of Cooking, I found a recipe for Quick Pumpkin Bread, which turned into muffins (because they are so much better then bread!)

The necessities...
  • 1 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1 1/3 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can of pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup of water (or milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
I sorta bagged the whole "sifting together the dry and then mixing the wet ingredients separately" thing and just went ahead and added everything to the same bowl!  I know, I am such a rebel!

Dry Ingredients (including sugar)
with shortening and eggs
With everything else!
After the batter was nice and smooth and the ingredients were fully incorporated I poured it into greased muffin tins and filled them about 3/4 of the way up.  I placed them into a 350 degree oven for about a half hour.

Baking Muffins!
Once 30 minutes had passed the muffins were done.  I had to double check with a toothpick because they looked a bit under-cooked, but it came out clean!  These muffins were great - super moist and flavorful.  On a colder March day, these muffins were the perfect breakfast.

Such an easy breakfast for a lazy weekend morning!

What do make for an easy weekend breakfast?


  1. Our favorite weekend breakfast is egg and cheese sandwiches on English muffins. They're easy, but we just don't have the time or energy on week day mornings!

  2. These look delish! I am so lazy in the morning, especially a weekend morning! I usually end up making a bacon, runny egg, and avocado sandwich. With coffee. Soooo much coffee.


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