Saturday, November 07, 2009

Deliciously Evil Pumpkin Muffins

My friend Linda from church is a great person to know, not least because she gave me a recipe for pumpkin muffins a little while ago. Would you like to see it? :)

I know, I know, but it would take quite a while to type it up, so I'm just gonna slap a picture of the recipe up there.

I made these a few weeks ago, right after I got the recipe. They were great and I took them to work. I set the very large tupperware container filled with two layers of mini muffins on the table in the break room. About ninety minutes later I returned and the muffins were nearly all gone. But there was a piece of notepaper on the top of the container, on which somebody had scrawled two words:


I believe that's the best recommendation I can give to these scrumptious little muffins, which I made again today. So let's get going, shall we?

The ingredients: a can of pumpkin and lots of other stuff to dress it up. :)

We begin with white sugar, brown sugar, and pumpkin.

Mix all that and then add eggs and oil and water.

An assortment of spices-- I really love the ground nutmeg, and cloves have a great scent. It's good to know your herbs and spices, because there's no better way to add FLAVOR without pouring on the fat and sugar and salt... not that there's anything wrong with that either!

We add the spice mixture to the pumpkin mixture:

A promising batter is starting to form (how do you like that action shot?)

You can make this recipe with raisins, but look how pretty the dates are!

Mixing in the dates.

Also the chopped pecans.

Mini muffin pan lined with baking cups. I have a good feeling about this.

Yes, this is headed in the right direction.

Oh yum (as I save some batter to eat out of the bowl). I ask you, how do you top that? You can't! You can't top this pumpkin muffin batter!

Oh, wait. Yes you can. With streusel! Flour, brown sugar, pecans, butter, and cinnamon! (Out of curiosity, how many of you saw the bad pun coming?)

Mix it all together and eat it out of the measuring cup for lunch sprinkle it on top of the muffins.

Now this is what I'm talking about!

Bake those suckers at 350°F for about eighteen minutes. They come out looking like this:

Are they any good? Let's take a closer look.

I don't know, can you really tell without a taste test?

You know how you get to the end of someone's recipe post, and there's a picture of the delicious final creation, and it looks so yummy, and you just wish you could be there with the cook and taste whatever she just made, but alas, you can't because it's just a picture you're viewing on the internet, but boy, it would be nice to take a bite? I feel that all the time. You know that feeling?


Today is not your day, but is MY day! Oh yes! Today I eat pumpkin muffins! Meditate upon that as you gaze up my nose!

Pumpkin muffins.



Warren said...

You could use one of those newfangled thingamajigs.... scanners, I believe they are called. :-)


John said...

I am sorry I cannot leave a comment, I am off to the kitchen to see if we have a sweet snack.

Vincenzo said...

You're so cool. I want some *now*.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

They look so good! Just looking at the instructions, though, I realize that making them is beyond my capability, so I will enjoy them vicariously!

Abbie said...

Wow Rachel, those muffins look good! Seeing up your nose, not so much. Come visit and make me some of those muffins and all is forgiven..

Linda said...

Well, I suppose I could post my own MWAAHAAHAHAAAAA! picture, having just made my own fresh batch of these yummy muffins, but that would be too much for your readers don't you think??

Ah, those co-workers,--and it's thanks to mine that you have this recipe--since after I brought them to work I was threatened to NOT return without recipe in hand---"inspiring" me to type it up. A perfect food for fall don't you think?

Elizabeth, believe it or not, they are also yummy without the dates, nuts or streusel--which makes them a bit easier to bake (-:

Rachel Gray said...

Thanks, everyone. :) If you'd been here I would have taken great pleasure in giving you all muffins. Linda, it is perfect for fall! No wonder your co-workers turned murderous.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

You're supposed to let me know when you're doing this ;)

Rachel Gray said...

Guess I'll have to make them again. :)