Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nom nom, pumpkin muffins {Not-so-wordy Wednesday}

I developed a fondness for baking during the nesting phase of my pregnancy, which lasted pretty much the whole nine months. At Christmastime that year, I went especially crazy with sugar and flour and baked about four bazillion cookies.

I’ve calmed down with the baking since then, mainly because I don’t have many opportunities with Quinn driving trucks and race cars over my feet. But every now and then, I’ll stumble across a recipe (or a box of blueberry muffin mix at the grocery store) that’s quick and easy to make and doesn’t require the electric mixer, so I can whip it up during Q’s nap.

On Monday, I made these Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins. They’re kind of ugly, but they taste pretty good. I’m actually not a huge fan of pumpkin, so I don’t really know what possessed me to make them other than it seemed like a very fall season thing to do.

I found the recipe online here. (I didn’t request permission to reprint it, so I will just link to it.) Please note that there is a mistake in the recipe, though. The instructions don’t tell you when to add in the ginger and nutmeg, so I just added them in at the same time as the cinnamon. I hope that was right. 

I also substituted whole milk for half-and-half since that's what I had, and I opted not to add the raisins or nuts because I didn't feel like chopping and my time was limited by Q's nap. 

I’m really into fall this year for some reason. I even went a little nuttier with the fall decorating than I usually do, and NO, I’m not preggers. I even attempted, not one, but two ideas that I found on Pinterest. I’ll share my super simple, Pinterest-inspired fall d├ęcor projects next week. 


  1. i don't really like pumpkin either, but my husband is a stalwart pumpkin fan and i found a pumpkin muffin/bread recipe that we both LOVE!
    something about eating that makes it feel like fall has really arrived.
    pinterest is such a great place for ideas. or laughs. i mostly just go on there the find things to make myself laugh. you should add me on there. email me if you need my last name to do that.

    1. Oh, pumpkin bread sounds good. Maybe it's weird, but it sounds less "pumpkin-y" than muffins. And I will definitely hunt you down on Pinterest! :)

  2. Oohhh. I want to try these. I do love all things Pumpkin and I love this time of year because so many pumpkin flavored things make a come back!!! :)

    1. Oh, then you will love these muffins! Let me know how they turn out! :)