Tuesday, October 21, 2008

TWD: Pumpkin Muffins

Once again, Dorie has blown me away. These muffins were easy and delicious! I substituted mini chocolate chips for the raisins and a pecan pie glazed pecan for the topper. Those pecans are a one for you/one for me kind of treat. Yummo!
The recipe says it makes 12 but I got 19 muffins which is good since I made them for my daughter's Daisy Scout troup and I would be sad if there weren't extras for, um, tasting. Yeah, I have to taste them to make sure they're edible! You can find the recipe on Kelly's site. It says bake at 400 for 25 minutes but luckily I read the message boards and saw that most were done in 17 minutes. My glazed pecans still got a bit burnt but the flavor was still good and it gives the muffins a sweet, crunchy bite. I omitted the ginger and allspice since I didn't have any. I'm actually sitting here, eating one as I type and wow. Rush out and make some today! I just might make another batch tonight, just for us.

20 comments:

Michelle said...

I love the idea of using chocolate chips. I bet your version is yummy! I am sure the Daisies loved them. I used to love making my Girl Scout troop goodies (was a leader for all 13 years before moving on to Cub Scouts!).

Anne said...

The chocolate chips look like a great addition and I love the pecan on top- yum!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Weren't these just scrumptious? I just had one for breakfast. I love your substitutions and will try the chocolate chips next time with craisins.

Jamie said...

Yum! I love the pecan topper!

Jess said...

I'm definitely trying chocolate chips next time. Those pecans on top look delicious too!

Jules Someone said...

Those pecans look delicious! And the muffins look pretty good as well.

Flourchild said...

I used pecans and chocolate chips too. I loved them heated up with butter on top!

Peggy said...

Your muffins sound delicious. I like your substitutions. Especially the pecan topping!

AmyRuth said...

Looks very appealing with yummy pecans on top. Glad you like them.
AmyRuth

SiHaN said...

the glazes pecans look wonderful! i'm glad you liked the recipe!

the Spaz said...

Those look really yummy with the glazed pecans! What good mommy you are make them for the Daisies! :)

Jen said...

Thanks all! I highly recommend those pecans. Emerald Nuts makes them and they are divine!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

That's a great close-up photo of a half eaten muffin. Weren't they delicious!

n.o.e said...

Your muffins look nice. The P&Q was a lifesaver, wasn't it? Glad the muffins were a hit around your house. And tell your husband good job with the stir fry!
Nancy

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmm! I wish I had time for TWD! Instead, I'll just drool over yours... :D

Beth said...

I'm a fellow TWD baker, and I was thinking that it would be nice if we all could chip in and get Laurie some small token/gift for all the work she does. Would you be willing to contribute? If I can get enough people, it would only be about $1 per person. No pressure :-) Let me know! bethberg12@yahoo.com

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Whoa we totally have the same cinnamon!!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Girl you should see the make-shift pantry I've got going in my bedroom! I have 2 plastic crates from Target FILLED with stuff from the food section at TJ Maxx!!! :D I still live at home, so that's the only way I can keep it out of everyone else's sight! Hahaha

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Haha I printed out my Amazon list and gave it to my parents! :D :D

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Hey Jen! No need to shell out the cash for Martha's books (unless you find a stellar deal on Amazon.com). She has so many of her recipes right on her website!