Not Your Granny's Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients

2-1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1-1/2 tsp salt

2-1/2 cups packed brown sugar

2 cups of pumpkin puree

1 cup vegetable oil

2/3 cup of water

4 eggs

Frosting:

2 (8 ounce) pkgs of cream cheese

1/2 cup butter

2 cup sifted confectioners sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/8 tsp ground allspice

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg and a bit more for sprinkling on top!

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Grease and flour 12 regular size muffin cup (or use paper cups) and one regular size loaf pan (you could also make 12 more muffins if you choose)
  • Measure flour, baking soda,salt and spices into a large bowl. Stir to blend all of these ingredients
  • Add pumpkin, water, salad oil and eggs.
  • Beat with an electric beater until well mixed.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
  • The loaf will take about 1 hour to cook but the muffins should be checked at about 30 minutes

Frosting:

  • In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy.
  • Mix in the vanilla, and all of the spices. Gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar.
  • Store in the refrigerator after use

Shopping List (items you will need)

ground ginger

ground nutmeg

ground cloves

pumpkin pie spice

pumpkin puree

2 pkg of cream cheese

confectioner's sugar

 

Pantry Items (items you may already have)

all purpose flour

whole wheat flour

baking soda

cinnamon

salt

brown sugar

vegetable oil

eggs

butter

vanilla extract