Last night I did something I don't usually do, I kind of made up my own baking recipe. That's a bit out of my comfort zone. I wing-it all the time when I'm cooking. I know what foods and spices go well together, but baking is much more of a science and I usually follow the cookbook to the T. Last night however my mind started wondering and thinking what would my banana bread recipe be like with pumpkin in place of the banana, some extra spices, a bit of extra sugar and some cream cheese frosting. Hmmm, what would that be like? Well I'll tell ya, deliciousness!! You want the recipe? 'Cause you're gonna get it!
Pumpkin Muffins w/ Spiced Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes 1 dozen
1 & 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
2 tbs. oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream or plain yougurt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease muffin pan or put in paper cups.
2. Mix first five ingredients in a large bowl. Make a
well in the center and set aside.
3. Mix the remaining ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
4. Pour pumpkin mixture into the flour, mix.
5. Pour mixed batter into muffin cups. Bake 20-25 minutes
or until toothpick comes out clean.
6. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer to cooling rack.
Let cool completely and frost.
1/2 cup cream cheese (half a brick)
1/4 - 1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
You can make the frosting while the muffins are baking and then set it in the
fridge to firm up. The frosting is soo easy. Mix the ingredients together in a
small bowl. That's it. No need for an electric mixer. I used a fork at
first and then switched to a spatula.
When the muffins are baking don't worry if after 12 or 15 minutes they still look like dough blobs. They will puff up. I was a little worried and watched them like a hawk. They turned out just as I imagined, moist and delicious!
You and your family will love these. Mr. CC and I had to stop ourselves after two each. We could have finished them all. Give them a try and let me know how they turn out.
This is now the second pumpkin recipe I've posted and I'm sure it won't be the last. I've pinned quite a few pumpkin recipes. = ) Here's the link to my Pumpkin Spice Cake. It's really tasty too and got rave reviews.