Saturday, March 22, 2014

Grab and Go Breakfast: Muffins

My husband likes to grab his breakfast and head out the door in the morning. I like baked goods because I can freeze them to have a good stock and selection available. I can either thaw them the night before or he can microwave them for a few seconds in the morning.

These muffins were a great find. I love that they make a really big batch of muffins so that I have a well-stocked freezer.

Addictive Pumpkin Muffins


1 1/2 cups raising
4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 cups white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
6 eggs
1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce (or 1/2 cup vegetable oil)
1 cup chopped walnuts, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Grease three 12 cup muffin pans, or line with paper muffin liners. Soak raisins in hot water for ten minutes to plump, then drain.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ground cloves. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, pumpkin, and applesauce, until smooth. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly to make a smooth batter. Stir the raisins and walnuts into the batter. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

Source: I found this on It was submitted by MIDNITEJASMINE. You can find it here.

Notes: I wondered how I would feel about the raisins in this recipe. I thought about omitting them or substituting chocolate chips (and I actually love raisins!). However, I decided to follow the recipe as-is before tweaking it. I LOVED the raisins in these muffins! However, they could easily be omitted if you hate them, or you could substitute chocolate chips. 


1 comment:

  1. Muffins are so good, but I rarely take the time to bake lately. This could motivate me though!