Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pumpkin Muffins

Another treat for work and pumpkin was the main character. I took some liberty with these muffins and put a dollop of cream cheese in the middle of them. My dedicated taste testers gave their stamp of approval. I only made 12 muffins and time ran out so I poured the remainder of the batter into a loaf pan and called it pumpkin bread.


3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 cups oil
4 eggs
1 can Libby's pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped toasted pecans
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 cup chopped nuts to sprinkle on top.

Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Put a big spoon of batter in each muffin cup. Dollop about a teaspoon of cream cheese. Put another big spoon of batter on top, filling each muffin cup about 2/3 full. Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar/pecan mixture on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.