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Friday, October 29, 2010

YuMmY pUmKin MufFinS!

Even though the days are getting warmer Down Under I have been so inspired by the Autumn baking that is happening all over blogland that I decided to bake some pumpkin muffins!


I found this easy recipe on the Martha Stewart website and they are absolutely delicious! My son Big Al who does not really like pumpkin ate several of them and raved about how "Yummy" they were!

The recipe makes 12 HUGE muffins or 24 smaller ones.

You will need:

3/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more for pan
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour,
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour,
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (I made my own with 1/2 tsp cinnamon,1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp allspice and 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups pumpkin puree (I found a place that sells American goodies and I bought a can of Libby's Pumpkin!

1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
3 large eggs
1 cup turbinado/demerara sugar sugar, plus 2 tablespoons more for sprinkling
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts

These muffins are so easy to make! Just preheat your oven to 180C/350F degrees. Brush muffin tins (each  with oil and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk flours, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and baking soda; set aside.


In a large bowl, whisk oil, pumpkin puree, yogurt, eggs, and 1 cup sugar to combine; add 1 cup walnuts and reserved dry ingredients. Mix just until moistened (do not overmix).


Divide evenly and spoon batter into muffin tins; sprinkle tops with remaining walnuts and sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in pan.
Source: Pumpkin Muffins - Martha Stewart Recipes 


 Enjoy!


Today I am joining in with
Foodie Friday with Michael LeeTickled Pink Friday with Holly, Show and tell Friday with Cindy,
Pink Saturday With Beverly.

Thanks so much for having me today ladies! Thank you also dear friends, for dropping in and spending time with me today in my little corner of the world Down Under. It has been wonderful to see you.

Best wishes,


Natasha In Oz 

68 comments:

  1. They look amazing! Love the spice photo that is just beautiful.

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  2. Natasha! These look wonderful. I have only made pumpkin bread... I have to try these. Your pictures are fantastic and so is the one of you!!

    Hope you enjoy your weekend!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. The muffins sound amazing!

    (Sounds so funny to hear someone make a deal about finding Libby's, what we take for granted! lol)

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. I loved my 5 minutes with you and I love these muffins too! I love anything that is pumpkin at this time of year and this looks like a good one..thanks for sharing it! :D

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  5. You make baking look so yummy and easy. Love your pictures as you're going along. :O)

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  6. {insert immense amounts of drool here}

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  7. I love love love pumpkin pie! Must try these muffins!

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  8. The muffins look and sound delicious Natasha! The batter is such a beautiful color. And any recipe by Martha is good by me!

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  9. Thank you for the recipe. You must be thinking of your friends in The States.

    If you get a chance, please stop by my blog "Substitute Teacher's Saga". I'm having a Halloween Haunting. Win great prizes!

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  10. That's funny... I just ran to Walmart this afternoon and bought 5 large cans of that Libby's goodness. I might suggest you try adding some semi-sweet chocolate chips next time. I always make mine that way and it has made me a very popular lady around the holidays! :-)

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  11. These muffins look good enough to eat my computer!!!!! I love your instuctions and your great photos!
    Yvonne

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  12. Oh that looks wonderful and since we are in a cooling trend and I have an extra can of pumpkin, who knows what could happen? What a great way to trick your son into eating some veggies. :D

    Are you having troubles uploading pictures? Are you using Old or New Editor?

    My troubles are that my posts are not updating on anyone's blogrolls or on Google Reader. It's frustrating to wait for seven hours or more to see a post show up. BUT! I said that I was going to let it go... So hard this letting go.

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  13. I made pumpkin muffins for Foodie Friday too :) Yours look delicious!

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  14. You look so cute in your WS apron! I have the napkins and placemats to match!
    You muffins look wonderful!

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  15. Those sound yummy. I love pumpkin!

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  16. Oh wow, they look totally delish! Well done, I have to say I have a weakness for muffins and cupcakes, so I guess I might be trying out this recipe soon!! xoxoxo

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  17. Oh, yum! Pumpkin muffins sound delicious. ~ Sarah

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  18. I love pumpkin anything and am getting groceries tomorrow and will make some this weekend. Yum!

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  19. I will certainly try these. They look great and easy, too.

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  20. Oh my goodness those look so delicious!!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  21. They sound delicious! I have made pumpkin bread but never muffins.

    I need to come to your part of the world for the next few months. I so hate winter!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe... going to try it this week-end.
    Annette

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  22. Natasha you are a girl after my own heart...I don't 'bake' but might just have to try these...they look so yummy. Thanks for your comment on my blog today...I think I will have a wonderful weekend and hope you do too. Kym X

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  23. wow, looks delicious...thanks for sharing your recipe! happy halloween! :)

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  24. I'm so curious about pumpkin sweets, in Italy we use it only for savory recipes, between I love it.
    I'm lazy, but one day I'll try, only I have to puree the pumpkin because we don't have the canned one.
    Best wishes and happy week end.

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  25. So yammie yammie yammie !!! ...lovely weekend......darling love Ria.....

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  26. I'm craving one of your yummy muffins right now :-)

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  27. Your muffins look great Natasha, lovin' everything pumpkin right now:@) Happy Halloween!

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  28. Olalalala Natasha!
    thank you and happy weekend

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  29. Wow! Great photos of the process. Pumpkin muffins or anything made with pumpkin would be delicious. Yummy!!!

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  30. Yum ... I may try these with chocolate chips. ;-)

    ~Melanie
    www.theoldwhitecottageblog.com

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  31. Oh my goodness! Could anything look more delicious? Yum! Your photography is great. Even the flours, soda and spices look beautiful.
    Thank you for leaving me a comment. It means so much to me.
    Happy weekend!

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  32. The muffins looks so delicius... thank you for the recipe!The photos are great. Have a nice weekend!

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  33. Hi Natasha,
    great idea to make pumpkin muffins, thank you for the recipe. I will try to make them. It is so funny that Down under it gets warmer now. So I guess you have warm Christmas time? :-)
    Greetings, Johanna

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  34. A can of pumpkin, now that is something I have never ever seen or even heard of before today!

    Thanks for your recent comment on our winemaking over on News From Italy. It is quite exciting waiting for the wine and remember I have developed patience living in Italy!

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  35. Natasha, those look very yummy! I think I will give them a try. I just inherited a whole bunch of muffin pans and was thinking of using them soon anyway.

    Hey, I mailed your photo out yesterday, so you should be getting it sometime soon.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Kathy

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  36. Just looking at the spices makes me drool. I LOVE pumpkin anything!
    Brenda

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  37. They look delicious! My husband doesn't like pumpkin anything... wonder if he'd object to these....

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  38. Those muffins look delicious!

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  39. Nothing quite like a yummy pumpkin muffin.

    I am hosting a pumpkin linky on my blog this week, would love for you to join.

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  40. Natasha..the cupcakes look lovely and I'd swear I can smell them all the way from Texas!


    Seeing your fantastic photos makes me realize that although my photography has improved dramatically..I have lots of room for improvement still! I got tons of ideas from looking at what you did. You make cooking look so inspiring!

    xo
    Donna @ Comin' Home

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  41. These looks so good! The kids would love them for breakfast or after school snack! Thanks for sharing we will give them a try!
    Hugs~
    Wendy

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  42. You look so cute and the muffins look yummy! I think you should eat what sounds good, no matter the season!

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  43. These sound so delicious..I just may make them for breakfast in the morning..ummmm..
    Please tell me that isn't $5.00 on that can of pumpkin.!!

    Enjoyed my time with you, dear one.
    xo bj

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  44. Hi Natasha,

    They look scrumptious! I also love your apron. I love everything from Williams-Sonoma store. Thanks for sharing.

    Anne-Marie

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  45. Pumpkin muffins are my all time favorite any time of the year. I already have the can of pumpkin so I will try the recipe! Thanks.
    PS, your photo is gorgeous.

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  46. Fabulous photos! I love the first one! I look forward to making some pumpkin muffins next week. Happy FF..

    :)
    ButterYum

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  47. there's a can of pumpkin puree on my kitchen counter!

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  48. These are so moist and delicious, your pix are amazing, thanks for the visit...Regarding the mustard leaf you can replace with other veggies of your choice like mushroom, tofu even cabbage work well too, have a great weekend dear..

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  49. Mmmm, love pumpkin muffins! Yours look really yummy! Happy Pink Saturday, Natasha, and enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  50. They look delicious!! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  51. Pumpkin muffins, my favorites. Thank you for the recipe, they look wonderful.
    Karen

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  52. Your muffins look so tasty. I love all of your how to photos.
    Mimi

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  53. Those look so yummy. they have also made me hungry so I had better go find something for lunch.

    I will certainly try your recipe. I love to find new pumpkin recipes for the holidays.

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  54. Loved your Pink Halloween Saturday post. Those muffins look so good.

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  55. Oooooh Natasha!! Your georgous pumpkin muffins look amazing & wonderful!!

    Tasty food!

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  56. These look totally yummo I may have to give them a go!
    alicia

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  57. Natasha, those look and sound delicious. It just so happens I have some canned pumpkin in my pantry.

    Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend.

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  58. Natasha, Those sound wonderful! I love your pictorial. It is really a pretty vignette and shows us how easy these really are. Love your photo, too. Thanks for joining the Pumpkin Party!
    Blessings, Beth

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  59. I love pumpkin! I'm so going to try and make these! Thanks :)

    B is building ahouse

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  60. These look soooo yummy...we love pumpkin muffins at my house! We have chocolate chips in ours (I have a post about them)...aope you have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  61. I like this with yogurt! We love pumpkin anything here!

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  62. Hi! I got a kick out seeing your Libby's pumpkin can. :) In my area, the second language on the label is French. These muffins look so yummy!

    Alison
    http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

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  63. Sometimes, not too often, I wish I could cook. This is one of those times. Your recipe sounds awesome. Maybe, I can talk someone into making it for me!

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  64. ok..it is 11 pm here and this is not the time to have such a yummy treat..;)these look scrumptious. Wish I could reach through and take a bite:)
    xo

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  65. Sounds so good. I love pumpkin bread too can't wait to try these!

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