Saturday, October 10, 2009

Recipe--Pumpkin Nut Muffins

Yum! I had a couple of requests for the recipe Hubby made last night, so I decided to share. Hubby was kind enough to send me off to work today with 1-1/2 dozen of these and my coworkers loved them as much as we did!


2/3 c. shortening
2-2/3 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 can pumpkin (16 ounces)
2/3 c. water
3-1/3 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
2/3 c. coarsely chopped nuts
2/3 c. raisins
1/2 c. shredded coconut

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Either grease cupcake pans or use cupcake papers--the recipe will make about 2-1/2 dozen muffins.

In large bowl, cream shotening and sugar until fluffy. Stir in eggs, pumpkin, and water. Blend in flour, soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves. Stir in nuts, raisins, and coconut.

Fill cupcake pans/papers about 2/3rds full. Bake approximately 35 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool muffins and top with cream cheese frosting if desired. To make frosting, beat 8 oz. of softened cream cheese with 1 pound of powdered sugar. Add 1 tsp. vanilla. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of milk, a little at a time--enough to make frosting smooth.

Now, sit down with a muffin or two and your favorite warm beverage and enjoy Autumn!


Donna said...

I will have to try this recipe. They look yummy! Anything with a cream cheese frosting has to be good!

QuiltSue said...

Yummy!! I'm off to see if our local supermarket in England sell tins of pumpkin now.

searchfamilies said...

These sound & look good what is Shortening & the amount we don't do things in these measurement it either pounds & ounces or grams also all purpose flour again something else we don't call it that it either plain or self raising & how would the can of pumpkin relate to fresh & do you know how you cook it see a overseas reader needs know these things lol
Hugs Janice

Gran said...

Your recipe looks like a good one. Thanks for sharing.


Fiesta said...

yummy, yummy

Wendy said...

I can taste them already....Mmmmmm

Purple Pam said...

Thank your hubby for the recipe. I love all your pumpkins all around. I don't think a person can have too many pumpkins. Such a nice field trip on your lunch break! Wish I lived close enough to go to Sloughhouse.

Kim said...

I love pumpkin anything.. I will make these for sure.. thanks for the recipe..