Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pumpkin Muffins and My First Award

After visiting the pumpkin patch last week, we came home with three big pumpkins, a pumpkin for a ticket, thank God no ticket for my girl. Pumpkin is not much liked dish at home so kept without using it for a week, not even jack-o-lantern this time as we went after the halloween no one was interested in it, but this week end my boy suggested to do pumpkin muffins and he was soooo excited to help me out. It took lot of time to prepare the puree first, better way is to use the store bought one if you don't have the pumpkin. I didn't have any pumpkin muffin recipe handy so I had to google and it gave lots of recipes as usual and I had difficulty in choosing one and at last I adapted to the recipe from  thepioneerwoman.com site. My pumpkin puree which I made at home was not too thick so my muffins didn't puffed up as it is should be, never mind the taste was excellent, thanks to the pioneerwoman. 

All Purpose Flour - 1 Cup
Sugar - 1/2 Cup
Baking Powder - 2 tsp
Cinnamon Powder - 1 tsp
Ginger Powder - 1/4 tsp
Nutmeg Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 4 tbsp
Pumpkin Puree - 1 Cup
Egg - 1
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Milk - 1/2 Cup

Combine all the dry ingredients flour, Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, sugar and salt together along with melted butter in a mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl mix together pumpkin puree, egg, vanilla essence and milk.
Pour the pumkin mixture into the flour mixture and combine both well.
Pre-heat oven to 400*F and grease the muffin pan.
Fill the muffin pan to 1/2 to 3/4 with the batter. 
Sprinkle  sugar or cinnamon or mix sugar and cinnamon on each muffin.
Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 mins.
Serve with some whip cream or just plain taste very good.

Babli from http://khanamasala.blogspot.com/ has hourned me by passing on my these awards , thanks Babli for that.


  1. Wow...Looks delicious, as you said, taste is more important, do we really care about the shape!!!
    Congrats on your award!! Wishing you many more such awards in coming days!!

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  3. Congrats and wishing u many more to come..Pumpkin muffins looks yummy and perfect...! i just happened to make banana walnut muffins a few minutes ago...hmmmmmmmmm

  4. Delicious.. Congrats on the first award swarna.. love your name.. (swarnam-gold)! Am following you dear..!;)

  5. Thanks for dropping by my blog! I have always wanted to bake with pumpkin. But havent venture into it yet! This looks so good!

  6. yummy one,Congrats on ur awards.Do visit my blog when u find time

  7. Hi swarna...Muffins look delicous,never tried it with pumpkin yet..should try it now..and congraz on all ur awards,wish u get many more of it in future too..keep going...and thanks a lot for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment..hope to c u around more often..take care

  8. congrats on ur awards and ur muffins look simply spongy and mouth watering.

  9. Tks everyone for your wishes...

  10. Muffin looks so delicious, congrats on your award.


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