Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How to Make Pumpkin Muffins or Pumpkin Bread

I made pumpkin mini muffins for Thanksgiving; they were a huge hit, if I may say so myself. I used boxed (no BPA!) organic pumpkin from Fig Food, a relatively new company. Fig Food's beans and soups can be found at Whole Foods nationally.


Yield: 1 loaf, 12-16 muffins, 48 mini muffins

1½ cups flour (preferably organic; whole wheat works)
1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup pumpkin, from a box or can

1/3 cup canola or other neutral oil, non-GMO, if possible. Olive oil is fine as well.
2 eggs, beaten

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1¼ cups sugar (organic cane sugar, if possible)

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt (unrefined sea salt, if possible)

1. Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, oil, beaten eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, baking soda and salt until smooth. Mix in flour mixture until just combined.

3. Using a paper towel, oil all sides (especially bottom) of a loaf pan (or muffin tin). Pour batter into pan. Bake until puffed and golden brown and an inserted toothpick or knife comes out a little gooey, about 30 minutes. Muffins, because they are smaller, will cook much quicker (12 to 15 minutes). Mini muffins will take about 8 to 10 minutes.

4. Remove from oven and let cool on cooling rack for about 5 minutes. Carefully remove loaf (or muffins) from pan and let cool on cooling rack.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip about the boxed pumpkin. I will give it a try. These sound good.