Sunday, August 14, 2011

baking inspiration: pumpkin bread muffins

i figured i'd start a new feature whenever i baked something tasty! so here is the first installation. let me know if you like this feature and if you bake one of my recipes let me know how you like it and how it turned out!

pumpkin bread muffins:

- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbs nutmeg
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- 1 tbs all spice
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups white sugar
- 1 cup oil (canola or veggie)
- 4 eggs
- 1 15 oz canned pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup water

- preheat oven to 350 degrees - grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans (or 2 muffin pans) - sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. set aside.
- in a large bowl (or in mixer bowl) beat together sugar, oil, eggs and pumpkin. stir in flour mixture alternately with water. divide between prepared pans.
- bake in the pre-heated oven for 60-70 minutes (if in loaf pans) or 20-30 minutes in muffin pans or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- for best flavor store in plastic wrap at room temperature overnight before serving.

these would be awesome with a chai latte and some honey butter (that's how i had mine!) or a nice pumpkin or cinnamon latte! enjoy!

- e