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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recipe Trails; Muffin Magic

This is not a recipe site; but life sometimes makes exceptions...for good food!

Try this so-called muffin recipe and you decide whether you're eating muffin...or cake. Please let us know your verdict.  Original recipe taken from

Yield: 2 dozen muffins

1 2/3 C flour (I use 1 C. whole wheat and 2/3 white)
1 C sugar (I use 2/3 C brown sugar)
1 TBSP pumpkin Pie Spice (I use 2)
1 TSP baking soda
¼ TSP salt (if you’re watching your salt, skip this)
¼ TSP baking powder
1 C canned pumpkin
½ C butter or margarine
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled and finely grated/chopped

1 TSP Pumpkin Pie Spice
3 TBLSPS sugar

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
Combine pumpkin, butter, and eggs in another bowl and add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. 
Fold in chopped apple and spoon into greased muffin pans, filling two-thirds full.  Combine 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice; sprinkle evenly over muffins.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire racks.

Original author’s tip: if you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, use the following; ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ground cloves.

NOTE: The recipe in the above photos has an added glaze made with a mixed fruit juice, powdered sugar and vanilla.

Nature prevails!  In every yummy ingredient in this recipe!


  1. Sounds good to me!

  2. I'll bring you a cake the next time we critique your book-in-progress. Any idea for a publishing date yet?

    Thanks fr stopping by, Oris.


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