Sunday, October 11, 2009

Autumn Baking

Every Autumn I experience a renewed enthusiasm for nesting. There is something about the chilly winds and the falling leaves that pushes me inward....back into the house with a desire to fill it with homey decor, delectable fragrances and comfort foods. There's nothing better than hot spiced cider and Pumpkin nut muffins to do just that!
Unable to find just the right recipe for the muffins, I decided to try my hand at concocting a recipe. I have to say, these are pretty darn good....and they filled the house with a wonderful Fall aroma.

Pumpkin Nut Muffins

1 cup flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
1/4 cup light olive oil
1 egg
1 cup pumpkin (or more)
(I used a whole 15 oz can of pumpkin and they were a bit moist)
1 cup chopped walnuts

Crumb Topping

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 stick butter, refrigerated
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Beat pumpkin, egg, buttermilk, oil. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add nuts. Spoon into greased muffin pan and top with crumb topping. (To make crumb topping...use a pastry blender to mix butter with flour and sugar until it forms coarse crumbs. Add walnuts) Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Tastes like pumpkin pie.....yummy!


Queen of Dreamsz said...


I can smell those muffins all the way down to Tennessee...hehe

Love your mug with the tiny bee on it. :0)


countrynmore said...

The muffins sound delicious. Every year, I get fresh pumpkins and make bread with them. We cut up pumpkin, remove the seed, remove the outer layer, and shred the pumpkin.

Bonne said...

Oh, yeah!! Can almost taste 'em. I'm eyeballing the winter squashes I grew and thinking I could use them this way too.

KKJD1 said...

Yum yum! Thanks for sharing another great recipe. Blessings,Karen

Autumn said...

MMM! This is gonna be breakfast!!!!

Anonymous said...

they look the smell of baking permeating a home

Ruth said...

I love the fall. The baking and warm days and crisp night air.
Thank you for sharing the recipe. Looks yummy.


Katmom said...

you bake the muffins & I'll bring the tea! lol!

smoothiejuice's hectichousehold said...

yumola..i will be making these this afternoon

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