Gwen's Cookbook

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Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins
Pumpkin Muffins Smitten Kitchen

This is a favorite in our household. I have aspirations to scale it up so that it just uses an entire can of pumpkin.

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees

350 degrees

350 degrees

Oven oven

2. Put liners in 12 standard-sized muffin cups.

  • 12

    Muffin liners

    muffin liners

Put

Put

Standard sized muffin tin standard muffin tin

3. In a small bowl, stir or whisk together dry ingredients

  • 1 cup

    1 cup

    1/2 cup

    1/2 cup

    All-Purpose flour

    all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon

    1 teaspoon

    Baking powder

    baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    1/2 teaspoon

    Baking soda

    baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    1/2 teaspoon

    table salt

    salt

  • 1 teaspoon

    1 teaspoon

    pumpkin-pie spice

whisk

whisk

Small mixing bowl small bowl

4. In a large bowl, whisk together wet ingredients

  • 1 cup

    1 cup

    1/3 cup

    1/3 cup

    Canned pumpkin

    canned pumpkin

  • 1/3 cup

    1/3 cup

    Vegetable oil

    vegetable oil

  • Egg

    two eggs

  • 1 cup

    1 cup

    1/4 cup

    1/4 cup

    White sugar

    white sugar

whisk

whisk

large mixing bowl large bowl

5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients

  • Small mixing bowl

    small bowl

Pour

Pour

large mixing bowl large bowl

6. Stir until just combined.

Stir

Stir

Small mixing bowl small bowl

7. Divide batter among muffin cups (each about 3/4 full). I use a spring loaded cookie scoop for this.

  • large mixing bowl

    large bowl

Scoop

Scoop

Standard sized muffin tin standard muffin tin

8. Make cinnamon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon

    1 tablespoon

    White sugar

    white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon

    1 teaspoon

    cinnamon

Stir

Stir

Extra small mixing bowl extra small bowl

9. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the muffin batter

  • Extra small mixing bowl

    extra small bowl

Sprinkle

Sprinkle

Standard sized muffin tin standard muffin tin

10. Put muffins in oven

  • Standard sized muffin tin

    standard muffin tin

Oven mitts

Oven mitts

Oven oven

11. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean

  • 25

    minutes

timer

timer

Oven oven

12. Cool the muffins

  • Standard sized muffin tin

    standard muffin tin

Oven mitts

Oven mitts

Wire rack for cooling backed goods wire rack

13. Wait the bare minimum amount of time for them to cool.

  • 10

    minutes

timer

timer