My dad asked me to make these homemade pumpkin muffins. It's my mom's recipe, and I was hesitant at first. I mean, Mom does them best right? So mine couldn't possibly be as good at hers. Wrong! Mine are delicious too!!
These are the ingredients and instructions...if you can read them. I was a little confused as to the instructions bit, as in, there really aren't any. I think we all do this. WE know how WE make them, so we don't need to write out the directions for ourselves. However, It makes anyone else who is using your recipe have to guess. And guess is exactly what I did!
Step one: Gather all of your ingredients. I like to have them all out on the table so I don't have to search for them once I start baking. How frustrating is it when you have your hands full of cookie dough and you forgot to find the vanilla!?
Step two: I combined all the dry ingredients first. Flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix them all in a large bowl with a spatula or spoon. I like to use a spatula so that I can scrape every bit of goodness out of the bowl and into a baking cup.
Step three: Add the wet ingredients: the pumpkin, eggs and oil. Mix all of this together, making sure that all of the ingredients are incorporated thoroughly. Try not to over mix!
Step five: Spoon the pumpkin mix into baking cups, about 3/4 full. I am not a fan of raisins but the rest of my family is, so I did half the muffins with raisins and half without. Just fill the first tray with the raisinless batter and then add raisins to the remaining batter and give it a stir. I didn't add the whole cup of raisins, as I was only adding them to the remaining half, so used about 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup.
Yummy mix! It smells VERY pumpkin-y. Don't let this frighten you.
Step six: Bake at 400 degrees Farenheit for 15-20 minutes. They should spring up when you touch the tops, and be just a tad golden brown on the edges.
This recipe makes exactly 30 muffins if you fill them as shown, but could make more or less depending on how much you put in the baking cups. Wouldn't these be adorable as mini muffins?!
They really do taste delicious (and I am NOT a pumpkin fan!). My dad has already eaten four and they have just come out of the oven.
Hope you enjoy my mom's recipe!
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