Christine’s Favorite Pumpkin Muffins

2015-11-28
  • Yield : 14 muffins
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 25m

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c butter or margarine
  • 3/4 c firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 c molasses
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 c cooked or canned pumpkin
  • 1 3/4 c flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 c raisins (I substitute: 1 bag chocolate chips -YUM!)

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2

Grease muffin pan or use paper liners.

Step 3

With an electric mixer, cream the butter or margarine until soft.

Step 4

Add sugar and molasses and beat until light and fluffy.

Step 5

Add the egg and pumpkin and stir until well blended.

Step 6

Sift over the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Fold in until just blended; do not over mix.

Step 7

Fold the raisins (or chocolate chips) into the pumpkin mixture until just evenly combined.

Step 8

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling them 2/3 full.

Step 9

Bake for 12‐15 minutes, until the tops spring back when touched lightly (or a toothpick comes back clean). Serve warm or cold.

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