Fall is in the air and of course, that means hayrack rides, bonfires, hot chocolate, S’mores, and pumpkins! Since everyone needs a few super easy recipes in their arsenal, you’re sure to love this recipe for Simple Pumpkin Muffins.
I know that I’ve told you before about my Mom being an avid gardener. One of the many things she always plants in her garden is pumpkins. Through the years she has planted Connecticut Field pumpkin seeds specifically to eat their blossoms. You really should read this post on How to make Fried Pumpkin Blossoms. Fried pumpkin blossoms are such a delicious treat that my whole family looks forward to them every year.
Now onward to making Simple Pumpkin Muffins! This recipe obviously does require cooked pumpkin. Canned pumpkin works great, however, you can also make your very own pureed pumpkin. Simply peel a small pumpkin and cut the fleshy part into chunks. Place the pumpkin chunks and 1 teaspoon sea salt into a saucepan that is half filled with hot water. Boil the pumpkin until tender. Place the pumpkin in a food strainer and let the pumpkin drain for at least 20 to 30 minutes (make sure to drain it well), then smash with a fork or use a food processor to puree it. Now you have your very own homemade pureed pumpkin.
Simple Pumpkin Muffins are easily modified to be gluten-free which makes them perfect to serve to all of your gluten-free family and friends.
The following recipe has been slightly modified since it’s first publication on 9/15/16.
Because this recipe is so incredibly simple, it’s easy to jazz up a bit if you feel so inclined. I like to top mine with a sprinkle of course sugar. It provides a hint of sweetness. In addition, the course sugar catches hints of light which makes the muffins appear to sparkle just a bit.
Additional options to consider are raisins or craisins, chopped pecans or walnuts, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, and perhaps a pinch of all spice.
I admit that I am a pumpkin lover and I’m not ashamed to say so. If you don’t believe me, check out the recipe below.
Disclaimer: Manufacturer’s formulations and policies for gluten free products may change at any time, therefore it’s important to always read product labels yourself and contact the manufacturer with concerns. We have found that most companies are eager to help answer your questions.
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