Pumpkin muffins are a great breakfast idea for any chilly, fall morning. These muffins are moist with the perfect amount of spice. You can add raisins or chocolate chips to make them extra special. Get a mug of hot tea, a fluffy blanket, and curl up in the morning with a warm pumpkin muffin.
Pumpkin Muffin Recipe
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/3 cups white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup pumpkin, mashed
1/3 cup oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, pumpkin, and oil until smooth.
4. Combine dry ingredients with pumpkin mixture.
5. Pour batter evenly into 12 separate muffin cups or bread pan.
6. Bake 30 minutes or until done. Makes 12 Muffins.
Tips for Baking Muffins
Hoping to make some perfect muffins? There are a few tips you should follow. Make sure that the ingredients you use are of a good quality; using really cheap ingredients will give you a poorer quality muffin. Of course, sometimes it all comes down to affordability; if that's the case, try to find the highest quality ingredients in your price range.
Always avoid over-mixing your batter. It can take a little trial and error to learn how to avoid over-mixing, but mixing for just the right amount of time will help you create a perfect muffin. This one might sound a little weird, but make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature prior to baking. This will ensure that everything mixes together as it should.
Don't beat yourself up too much if you make a couple mistakes. It takes time to master baking; even the best chefs in the world have made some critical errors at some point! If you make a mistake, keep going and work from there. Don't assume that you've completely messed up the end product; often, that isn't the case. You can always try the same recipe again, this time with the knowledge you need to avoid making the same mistakes.
By following these tips, you'll have a perfect batch of muffins in no time at all. Grab a warm one out of the oven and enjoy!
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