Fall is in the air!

October 8, 2010

Hasn’t the weather lately been just fabulous! I love the crisp feeling in the air while the sun is shining so bright. With fall, comes so many great recipes. First off, another muffin recipe. I think I’m addicted to muffins, or my son is addicted to muffins. Either way, it’s best to make what gets eaten, right?

This muffin was brought over from a dear friend (Sweet Things) just after Caleb was born. Lucas promptly inhaled 2, and I immediately got hold of the recipe. The best thing about this recipe is that there seems to be a lot of play room to add/substitute what you have in the house, or what you know you or your kids love!

Original Pumpkin Muffins
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (see here if you don’t have on hand, or can’t find in the store)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup finely shredded carrot
For a bit of variety, on recommendation from Rianne, I added in:
1 cup oats
1 shredded apple
1/4 cup milk (or buttermilk)
1/2 cup chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 350. In medium bowl combine first 5 ingredients. In large bowl combine remaining ingredients (and variety ingredients if you choose to add them). Gradually beat in flour mixture.

For cake: pour into greased 8×8 or 9″ round pan and bake 30-35 min
For muffins: pour into greased or papered cups and bake approx 15 min (maybe check a bit before, mine were ready in about 12ish) Makes 18 or so medium muffins.

These smell delicious while baking in the oven, and make for a perfect fall recipe. I think next time I may add in some raisins…Lucas favorite new snack!

Check back today for a new post with some slow cooker meals!

Side note: Lucas has turned a corner with his eating habits. He still doesn’t eat everything, but definitely will try new things. On his list of new favorites: raisins, bananas, strawberries, apples, and frozen grapes (Thanks Kar!). He will also eat dinner with some prompting (ie pretending each bite of food is an object with a silly sound…planes, trains, cars, characters from the Cars movie, etc) Makes for a long process, but at least he is actually eating some normal food!! Yay for Lucas.



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