Cinnamon and Sugar Mini Pumpkin Muffins
Even though Mother Nature may be pulling a cruel joke on the Northeast with these super hot, and incredibly humid days I have been in pumpkin mania mood. When the calendar strikes September I suddenly crave all things pumpkin. From coffee to soup and everything in between, I just love the Fall. The normally cool crisp air, changing leaves, and baking sprees I tend to go on calm my body, mind, and soul.
Do you love pumpkin as much as my family?
It may be a tad bit early to cook with real pumpkins but canned pumpkin is just as good. I am not referring to pumpkin pie filling, but rather the real deal. By itself, canned pumpkin doesn’t really taste good at all. It is not until the addition of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg that envelope it into a delicious baked good ingredient.
I plan on making tons of delicious Fall baked goods, but wanted to start the season off right with some Cinnamon and Sugar Mini Pumpkin Muffins. These muffins are made in a standard size muffins tin, but they do not rise too much, and are like eating half of a muffin, hence the “mini” name. They are the best eaten on the day of baking and they only produce 12 muffins, so they are really perfect for a family breakfast on the weekend, or a lunch box treat.
1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup unsalted melted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Pre-heat over to 375 degrees
Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray
Whisk all your dry ingredients in one bowl, and then add the pumpkin, butter, egg, and extract. Beat by hand until just mixed-due not overbeat!!
Fill each muffin tin 2/3 of the way with batter
Bake for 8-12 minutes *muffins will not rise like normal ones
Once muffins are cooled, baste them in melted butter, and roll in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Serve the same day for the best taste. Lasts for 2 days at room temperature.
I hope you really enjoy these cake like Cinnamon and Sugar Mini Pumpkin Muffins because we sure did!