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I posted about pumpkin spice muffins yesterday, so today I thought I would share the recipe with you. I wish I could say this is some old family recipe, but alas it is not. In fact, its  a Pioneer Woman recipe. Man I love me some Ree Drummond. I would like for her to adopt me and my dogs and we can just all go live on the ranch. I could help her with the Mercantile and we would laugh over hot chocolate... Yup, we would be the best of friends.

But since I can't be her (or in her family) I suffice with her fabulous recipes:

Prep Time:
20 Minutes
Difficulty:
Easy
Cook Time:
25 Minutes
Servings:
12 Servings
Muffin Ingredients:
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup (heaping) Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Golden Raisins (optional, I leave these out)
Topping
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
FOR FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup Softened Butter
  • 4 ounces, weight Cream Cheese ( I do not weigh mine, I put in about 1/2 a black of cream cheese)
  • 1/2 pound Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously grease 12 muffin tins.

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Cut in butter with two knives or a pastry blender until it is fully incorporated. In a separate bowl, mix together pumpkin, evaporated milk, egg, and vanilla. Pour pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Add raisins. Fold gently until mixture is just combined. (Again I leave out the raisins)

Pour into a greased muffin pan—batter hardly ever fills all twelve unless you keep it down to 1/2 full. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar-nutmeg mixture over the top of each unbaked muffin.

Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove and allow to cool. Ice with cream cheese frosting.

To make the frosting, mix all ingredients on high until soft and whipped. Spread onto completely cooled muffins, or place into a large pastry bag with a large star tip and go crazy! Store in the fridge, as icing will soften at room temperature.


I made 10 big muffins versus 12 medium ones. I also leave out the sprinkle of sugar on top.
LMW