Saturday afternoon found me happily not busy after a very busy week. It was a very cool fall day, and I was home alone. My mind went to one of my favorite activities – baking. I needed to have something for Sunday breakfast, and also wanted to send something over to my neighbors. So, I decided to venture out and try a new Pumpkin Muffin recipe! I have my old standby that I still love, but, like anything else, I wanted to try something new!
The recipe I found calls for Coconut oil, which I’ve just started using this year. It doesn’t make the muffin taste like coconut – it just gives a great texture! Don’t be afraid to try it, but if you don’t have any or don’t want to use it, you can use vegetable oil instead. If you’ve ever had a dry muffin, you know you never want to go there. ever.again. But these are Oh-SO MOIST!
My husband came home when these had just cooled. When he’s home, he really watches his sweet/bread intake, but he ate four of the little ones I baked without blinking an eye! That’s when I knew I needed to share this recipe and my tweaks with you!
Oh-So Moist Pumpkin Muffins
Makes about 18 Regular sized muffins
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie spice
1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Coarse sugar crystals – optional
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray.
Measure out the flour, sugars, baking soda, salt and spices in a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together. Do not over mix, just stir until all the dry ingredients are mixed in completely.
I use an ice cream scoop to distribute the batter into each muffin cup. They will be nearly full. This will help give your muffins a nice rounded top. Sprinkle with sugar crystals for a nice little crunch on top.
Bake your muffins for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
I like putting these in the muffin tin, rather than papers because it also made the edges of the muffins a little crispy – which we love.
I hope you’ll try these if you get a little time in the kitchen this week (they don’t take long at all!). Like me, you may be replacing your “standby recipe” with this one!!!
With love from my country kitchen,