This week has been busy with preparations for our family's Thanksgiving meal. Today we set the table and I baked mini pumpkin muffins. Each of us will be bringing three dishes, and I figured I would get a head start on mine now.
Tomorrow there will be so much cooking, talking, drinking, and making merry, that I know I won't have time for blogging. So I wanted to share this awesome little recipe with you tonight. It's delicious and it comes in bite sized pieces for less guilt. Well, that word shouldn't be allowed on Thanksgiving at all anyway.
The original recipe is found here: Allrecipes' pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. I doubled the recipe and made half with raisins, and the other with peanut butter chips instead of chocolate (as per a family member's request)
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1/4 cup of apple sauce
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups of canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup of water
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup of raisins
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter chips
- Preheat oven to 400F and grease or line a pan of 24 mini muffins
- Mix the sugar, apple sauce, and eggs.
- Add the canned pumpkin and the water and mix.
- In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients, then combine them with the pumpkin mixture.
- Divide the batter however you like and add the raisins and chips. My family wanted more peanut butter chips, so I divided the batter into approximately thirds and added the raisins to 1/3 and peanut butter chips to the other 2/3.
- Spoon the batter in the liners/greased pan and bake for about 15-17 minutes. Repeat until you use all the batter. We got 60 mini muffins today with these measurements.
I set them on a platter, but somehow the mini muffins seem to be disappearing...