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Friday, October 11, 2013

The Great Pumpkin Craving And A Favorite Muffin Recipe!

I go through it every year, that seasonal addiction that has me obsessing over pumpkins. Don't you?

Bet you can't eat just one!

The origin of the original recipe is unknown, I tore it from a magazine long ago. Over the years I've  made changes here and there until it had that perfect combo of spice and moist richness. It's a holiday staple in our house and a family favorite. This is my first time sharing it...with anyone!

Rebecca's Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 12 count muffin pan with very soft butter using the butter wrapper or parchment paper.

In a medium bowl combine and set aside:
3 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1tsp salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves

In a large bowl, beat until creamy:
1 stick unsalted butter-softened
2 cups sugar

Then add:
1tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1 C. applesauce
1 C. canned pumpkin

2/3 C. apple cider*

Begin mixing in dry ingredients, alternating with the apple cider*.  Stir in nuts and raisins last.

Add 1 1/2 C. golden raisins (regular can be substituted)
Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans (if you're a nut lover)

Bake 18-20 minutes.

Sweet Twist:
Skip the nuts & raisins and top with your favorite cream cheese icing and turn it into a cupcake! Or mix softened butter with a bit of maple syrup and spread on warm muffins. Serve with hot cider for the perfect treat sitting by a roaring fire!


  1. Oh how yummy Rebecca! Love pumpkin bread and muffins. Cornbread this time of year as well!

    Art by Karena

  2. tweeking or twerking the recipe over the years ... good for you for keeping track of the changes. Today I altered a sour milk er sour I mean sour choc milk -- chocolate cake recipe. I added potato starch, cinnamon and vanilla and one of the eggs was a double yolk!! ( local farm fresh eggs yeah) I supose I should make such a note but if one finds the recipe on the internet on a blog one needs to copy it down and make a physical copy don't you think??

  3. Leslie in Portland, OregonOctober 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Thank you, Rebecca! We'll put this recipe to great use, with attribution to you!

  4. Those sound really good. I actually have to make something for a brunch in 2 weeks...these might be perfect! Thanks:)

  5. LOVE a good pumpkin recipe! I just posted a pumpkin lasagna recipe I did....really good. really.

  6. I will definitely have to try these!! Look wonderful, Rebecca.


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