Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pumpkin spice muffins

  • So we needed muffins for supper.  I decided to make pumpkin muffins.  (We have lots of pumpkin, and it doesn't have to be Thanksgiving for pumpkin!)
  • Lillian helped me out with this recipe.  =D  The other kiddos were watching Little House on the Prairie.  
  • I changed a few things from the original
  • It really called for 1/2 water, but why add water to a recipe? And I happened to have a very ripe banana..why waste it? Ok so it made the muffins taste a little like banana. And they I think they would have been good with a little more oil.  But you can do whatever you want ;)

  • Pumpkin Spice Muffins

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-15 oz can pumpkin
  • 1 ripe banana 
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (If you don't have it, just use a little extra of the other spices)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease  muffin pan or use paper liners.
  • Mix sugar, oil, eggs, banana and pumpkin. In separate bowl mix together the baking flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt. Add wet mixture and stir in coconut.  (Walnuts, pecans, and chocolate chips are also good in these muffins. I added walnuts to just a few of mine)
  • Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.


  1. mmmmm our family has a thing for muffins:)

  2. This is an awesome blog!! Now that im off at college I'm trying to learn to cook more.... I will definitely be checking out your blog often!!

  3. I love pumpkin muffins. =) And I think adding banana flavor sounds delicious!