One of my favourite parts of Fall is pumpkin everything. Pumpkin candles, pumpkin spice lattes (yes, I’m basic), pumpkin picking and pumpkin baked goods! As soon as September rolls around in the US, pumpkin mania sets in and I am so happy that the pumpkin trend has made its way across the pond!
Every year, I bake pumpkin bread with Libby’s pumpkin pureé and I thought I’d share a super easy recipe to make Libby’s pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin pureé used to be really hard to find in the UK but last year, I was thrilled when I came across Libby’s in Waitrose and stocked up! Now, you can get a few different brands of pumpkin puree in Tesco and some big Sainsbury’s. If you are from the US, and a Libby’s devotee, you can buy cans of it here and here.
These easy-to-make Libby’s Pumpkin Muffins are perfect to bring to work or to have at home to snack on and they’ll make your whole house smell divine. To make these heavenly pumpkin muffins, you’ll need:
Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius
Step 2: Combine 3 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice (this is very difficult to find in the UK so you can sub in ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon instead), 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of baking soda. Beat until blended and set aside.
Step 3: Combine 3 cups of granulated sugar, 4 eggs (I only use organic, free-range), 1/2 cup of vegetable oil (I use sunflower oil) and 1 can of pumpkin puree in a separate bowl and beat mixture until blended.
Step 4: Put muffin liners in the muffin tin
Step 5: Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and stir until the batter is all combined.
Step 6: Spoon the batter into the muffin cups as much as you can and pop them in the oven.
I sprinkled a cinnamon sugar mixture on top of some of the muffins before putting them in the oven, but this is totally up to you.
Depending on the size of your muffin tin, you can get up to 35 regular sized muffins out of this mixture or 72 mini muffins. If you have a jumbo muffin tin – you can get about 12-15 muffins.
Leave in the oven for about 20 minutes and stick with a toothpick to see if they are done. Bring them out of the oven and leave to cool down before enjoying them warm with melted butter – there’s nothing more delicious.
This recipe is by Libby’s and I have added a few of my own ingredients. What are some of your favourite pumpkin recipes? I’d love to know!
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