Friday, October 3, 2014

A Little Yummy Inspiration



First, I just want you to know how really happy I am that you are here today! I know that there are bazillions of blogs out there, and you chose to stop by here! Wow, y'all just make my heart swell! If I could serve you one of these muffins with some coffee right now, I so would! That's how happy y'all make me! AND, Happy October! It's really fall now, right? I'm thinking that it's time to bring out ALL the pumpkin recipes and just dive right on in!! Fall means pumpkins and caramel and all foods warm and comfy. In the pumpkin spirit, I wanted to share a really easy muffin recipe that I dressed up with a little dollop of cream cheese icing and pecans. Oh my, they were delicious! They are fancy enough to serve for company, yes indeed!



Ingredients


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin
  • large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter {melted}
  • 1/2 cup water or orange juice
  • For cream cheese topping:
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Directions for muffins:
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Paper-line or grease 24 muffin cups.

COMBINE flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Combine sugar, pumpkin, eggs, oil and juice in large mixer bowl; beat until just blended. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture; stir just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. 

Directions for cream cheese topping:
Add softened cream cheese to mixer along with powdered sugar and mix on medium till well incorporated. Add vanilla and combine. Place on top of completely cooled muffins and sprinkle with pecans.



This recipe makes 24 large muffins. Garnish with a dollop of cream cheese icing and sprinkle with pecans. Enjoy! I just can't believe that it's the weekend already! Promise me that you'll enjoy this beautiful October weekend and I'll see y'all right back here Monday morning!


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17 comments:

  1. I have always loved the combination of cream cheese and pumpkin. Your cupcakes look delicious! Yum. I would be honored if you would stop by and share at Foodie Fridays where I am co-hosting going on now. Hope to see you and your fabulous recipe soon.
    Blessings,
    Shari
    ps, I would be remiss if I didn't say G'day!

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    1. Shari, thanks for the invitation and for your visit today!

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    2. G'Day from me too, Shari and Amy! Hugs to you both from Down Under! xo

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    3. Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipe with us this week at Foodie Fridays. Hope to see you again this week. I'm sure you'll be cooking up something delicious!
      Blessings,
      Shari

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  2. Will definitely try these and use my canned pumpkin. Thanks

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  3. These look so delicious! Thank you for sharing them at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have a great week.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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    1. Thanks Leslie! And thank you for hosting Twirl & Take A Bow!

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  4. These look so yummy! Fall always puts me in the mood to bake (and eat!) Thank you for sharing your recipe - I'll be making these soon. :)

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  5. Me too! I get all warm and cozy and start pulling out all the comfort food recipes and start baking away!

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  6. Hi, Amy! These looks so good! It's my kind of muffin when it's topped with frosting. :) Pinned and tweeted!

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    1. Thanks Blair! I'm the same way- put some cream cheese icing on it and it's guaranteed yummy!

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  7. These look great, I love pumpkin and cream cheese together! Saying hello from create it Thursdays!
    Cathy @three kids and a fish

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  8. PS I've just shared this yummy recipe on Twitter/Pinterest/Facebook Amy. Thanks for joining Say G'day Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thank you Natasha! I really appreciate the shares! G'day my friend and have a wonderful week!

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  9. I love pumpkin muffins. Nothing screams fall like a delicious muffin!
    Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thanks Ida! I love linking up at Merry Monday!

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