Saturday, September 8, 2012

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party {54} ~ Delicious Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe

G'day sweet friends! Welcome to this week's Say G'Day Linky Party.

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I hope you are ready for a delicious muffin recipe! This week I made Pumpkin Spice Muffins and they were divine! More about that in a minute though because first I need to apologize for being MIA for the last few weeks.  I've been unbelievably busy with school commitments ( for me and for my kids!) and I knew that I needed to take some time to focus on my family and to step away from the blog or I would get way too distracted! I've been quietly lurking keeping up to date with you all on twitter, facebook, google+ and instagram so I don't feel like I'm completely out of the loop!

Along with the mothering, wifeing (is that a word?), teaching, marking, marking, marking.....you get the picture...I've also been trying to stop cheating when it came to my kid's lunch boxes. I try to make sure they always have a healthy sandwich made with wholemeal bread and I always add a serving or two of  fruit but recently it was getting way too easy for me to grab a store bought granola bar for them to snack on. With some of them containing more than 20% sugar and delivering more saturated fat than a packet of chips, I figured I should try to make my own lunch box treats.

So to say goodbye to Winter here in Australia I made a batch of  Pumpkin Spice Muffins! 

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I'm very proud to also say that I even baked and puréed the pumpkin all by myself! 

Say G'Day Linky Party, Pumpkin Spice Muffins, Natasha in Oz

My whole family loved these yummy muffins and I think my American friends will like them too, especially since Fall is right around the corner and these are just oozing with Autumnal flavours!

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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Delicious Pumpkin Spice Muffins
These delicious Pumpkin Spice Muffins are the perfect Fall/Autumn treat.
  • 2 1/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Loosely-packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (heaping) Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1/3 cup Light Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Golden Raisins
  • 2 Eggs
  • * Topping
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Ground cinnamon
  • * or
  • White chocolate buttons
  • (for greasing) (Butter)
Preheat oven to 400F/200C degrees. Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray/butter or use cake/muffin liners if preferred. Combine flour, spices, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Mix together brown sugar, pumpkin, milk, oil, syrup, vanilla extract, raisins and eggs. Add sugar mixture to the dry mixture and stir until just combined. Pour batter into muffin cups filling the cups to at least 3/4 full. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the batter or add a chocolate button in the middle of each muffin. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove muffins from muffin tin immediately and serve warm.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12 large muffins

Say G'Day Linky Party, Pumpkin Spice Muffins, Natasha in Oz

Have you been baking anything special this week? Maybe you have been getting ready for the new season by decorating your home. Have you been crafting, baking, planning, gardening or even organising a party this week? I would love it if you could share your favourite post of the week with me at this weekend's

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Thank you so very much for stopping by today despite the fact that I have been absent for so long! What would I do without the support and friendship of my sweet on-line friends! Please know that I appreciate every single one of you!

Best wishes for a beautiful weekend,

Natasha In Oz 

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