Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jeni's One Bowl Pumpkin Muffins

I love how Facebook reunites you with fun friends you lost touch with when life was busy happening.  There was a time before the kids came along when our weekends were filled with social gatherings that did not include juice boxes and pinatas.  Jeni and her husband Dave were one of those great couples we met up with for drinks at friends' houses, concerts, beach days and dinner.  It has been nice to catch up with her and her beautiful family via Facebook.  

I am always looking for new recipes to try and was so excited when Jeni shared her recipe for these healthy, one bowl pumpkin muffins!  I baked them on a Sunday and packed them in my daughter's lunch box for a couple days while they lasted.  I like to make mini-muffins for the girls because they tend to waste the larger ones.  Large or small, they are delicious!  Thanks Jeni!

3/4 cup honey
 ½ t. cinnamon
2 eggs
½ t. nutmeg
¼ t. baking powder 
1 2/3 c. whole wheat flour ( I split regular and whole wheat)
1 t. baking soda 
½ c. melted butter
¾ t. salt 
1/4 c. cold water
½ t. cloves
¼ tsp. ginger 
1 c. pumpkin (about half a 15 oz can)
1 T molasses

Optional Additions:   ½ cup diced apples and ½ cup raisins to it!

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Bake muffins for 30 minute at 325 degrees.  If baking smaller muffins, bake at 325 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.

Notice in the picture my frothy pumpkin spice latte!  I don't have an expresso machine but I do have a Keurig.  I came across a mini-milk frothier on Amazon called an Aero-Latte! Best invention ever!!!  I heat about 1/4 cup of milk in the microwave and use the Aero-Latte to make steamed milk!  Tastes like Starbucks every time!  Less than $20 on Amazon! 

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