Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Pumpkin Pie Muffins

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These easy muffins have lots of traditional Samhain ingredients including ginger, nutmeg, nuts and dates.

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Time needed

5 min preparation + 5 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 C. flour
  • 3/4 C. packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3/4 C. canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 C. butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 C. buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 Tbs. molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 C. coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 3/4 C. chopped dates (optional)

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Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease twelve muffin cups. In a large bowl, stir together first 9 ingredients. In another bowl, stir together pumpkin, butter, buttermilk, eggs, molasses and vanilla until blended. Make a well in center of dry ingredients; add pumpkin mixture and stir just to combine. Stir in pecans and dates.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups; bake 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in center of one muffin comes out clean. Remove to wire rack. Cool 5 minutes before removing muffins from cups; finish cooling on rack. 

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