February 9, 2010

Mighty tasty fluffy pumpkin muffins

I just made these and they turned out better then any muffin recipe I've tried!  It would be a good treat for the up coming snow day (s)
1 C white flour
1 C wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
zest of one orange (remember organic)
3/4 C raisins soaked in very hot water for 5 min

3/4 C packed brown sugar
3 T molasses
1/4 C melted butter
2 eggs
1 small can packed pumpkin
1 t vanilla extract

3/4 C lowfat buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400 butter 12-cup muffin pan

Wisk together flours, baking soda, salt and spices

Beat sugar, molasses, butter and egg until well mixed.  Wisk in pumpkin. zest and vanilla.  
Add four and milk to sugar mixture until just combined (Don't over beat) add raisins
Pour batter into tins.  You could even top with a crumb topping and that would be great!
Bake for 20 minutes (my oven was 25) until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool 10 minutes and remove from tin and let cool completely on rack.

I topped mine with cream cheese & agave but you could do whatever and I'm SURE it will taste great!  The consistency of these muffins is great - fluffy & moist NOT heavy.


  1. Anonymous9.2.10

    Lauren, these muffins sound yummy. Since I am in Florida with your parents I don't think we will be having any snow days. But I don't need snow to make me bake muffins. Enjoyed viewing and reading your site. Betty

  2. Mmmm may try those in next few winter storm days