Three Different Ways to Make Pumpkin Muffins
Autumn is right around the corner, which for me means pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes, and pumpkin ale! I took my pumpkin bread recipe and added a hint of another fall favorite, s’mores!
I made a few different variations but no matter which one you try, they promise to be delicious!
(Makes 2 large loaves or 24 muffins)
3 cups sugar
1 cup margarine
3 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp salt
4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp ground cloves
2 cups of pureed pumpkin
2/3 cup of water
Graham cracker crusted muffins: you’ll need 4-5 crushed graham crackers
S’more topped muffins: you’ll need 24 marshmallows and 4-5 crushed graham crackers
Chocolate chip muffins: you’ll need 2/3 cup of chocolate chips
Cream together margarine, sugar, and eggs in a medium sized bowl.
Whisk remaining dry ingredients and spices in a large bowl.
Slowly stir in creamed mixture, water, and pureed pumpkin and mix well.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease bread pans or muffin tins.
If making bread, divide batter equally and pour into bread pans.
For muffins, fill cups ¾ of the way full.
Chocolate chip muffins: Stir chocolate chips into batter, fill muffin cups, and bake for 25-30 minutes
Graham Cracker Crusted muffins: Fill muffin cups with batter, add crushed graham crackers on top, and bake for 25-30 minutes.
S’more Topped muffins: Fill muffin cups with batter and bake at 20 minutes. Pull muffins out, add marshmallows to the tops of each muffin, and bake another 4-5 minutes. Pull muffins back out and switch your oven to broil. Press marshmallows down with the back of a spoon, sprinkle crushed graham crackers on top (I used honey and chocolate graham crackers) and put back in the oven for exactly 1 minute. Do NOT leave in any longer than that or your marshmallows will burn!
After done baking let muffins cool for 10 minutes. Pop them out of the muffin tins and cool for another 10 minutes.
Let me know which one is your favorite! Enjoy!