As my pumpkin soup recipe only required half of one of my large 10p pumpkins I decided to try something new and make some pumpkin spice muffins. I found this recipe on a website I use fairly often, when I am looking for new recipes – Allrecipes. I used pumpkin chunks which I had roasted in the oven for my pumpkin soup and then pureed before using. I did decide to make a few changes to the original recipe, to suit my tastes and what I had in my cupboard!
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
You will need:
1lb/500g Pureed pumpkin (You can buy tinned pureed pumpkin or you can peel and cut a whole pumpkin into chunks, roast for around 30-35 minutes at 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4 and then puree in a food processor until smooth)
13oz/375g Plain flour
3½oz/100g Caster sugar
3½oz/100g Light brown sugar
2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp Baking powder
2 tsp Mixed spice/Cinnamon/Cloves/Nutmeg (You can use whatever spices you like, or a combination of several!)
1 tsp Salt
5½floz/160ml Vegetable oil
Let’s get started!
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4.
- Grease or line a 12 cup muffin tin with grease proof paper or muffin cases.
- If using a whole pumpkin, peel and cut it into chunks. Roast the pumpkin for around 30-35 minutes, until cooked through and soft. Puree the pumpkin in a food processor until smooth.
- Sift together flour, sugars, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spice/s.
- Combine together the eggs, oil and pureed pumpkin.
- Slowly add the liquid ingredients to the dry, until smooth and combined.
- Pour the mixture into the muffin cases and bake for around 20-25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
- You are all done! 🙂
I really like how these muffins turned out. The recipe is easy to follow and adapt to your personal tastes or to what you have in the cupboard! I decided to just use mixed spice, as I didn’t want the muffins to have too many spiced flavours. I also decided to reduce the amount of sugar and to use half caster and light brown sugar for a more seasonal taste.
The muffin texture is light and fluffy with a really good pumpkin spice taste that is well balanced. You could ice the muffins with a simple icing sugar and water icing, or just dust with some icing sugar for a more decorated finish! I would definitely recommend this recipe and I will certainly be making these again 🙂
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