Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Muffins for WW Anyone?

Anyone want a recipe for some
mouthwatering , yummy muffins?
I suppose I could do that for you. lol
I am off to eat another one...

okay, okay I will share the recipe.

Maple Pumpkin Muffins

2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 cup canned pumpkin 3/4 cup evaporated milk 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3 tablespoons maple syrup, divided { I used pancake syrup because it is what I had on hand} 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts {i used pecans} 1 package {3 ounces} cream cheese, softened

Topping: 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 2 teaspoons brown sugar

In a large bowl, combine the flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Whisk the eggs, pumpkin, milk, oil and 1 tablespoon syrup: stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans.

In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, remaining brown sugar and syrup until smooth. Gently stir into batter unti mixture appears swirled. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups about three- fourths full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield - 1 dozen

NOTE: I just realized I never put the baking powder in mine! And I was just marveling at how pretty they looked with nice rounded muffin tops. Usually mine don't look this nice. Hmm...makes a girl wonder.

I don't think to take pictures as I was making them, but always take pictures afterwards. One of these days I might remember to do that for you.

I hope you enjoy them. I got the recipe from my mother and this was my first time making them. I had absolutely no trouble downing two of them... one right after the other! ~

Please visit Kathleen at Faded Charm for more WW posts.

Blessings~

12 comments:

A Cottage Muse said...

I'm trying to diet but this looks too yummy!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh the cream cheese must make them delish! I used to make a lot of muffins when my boys were at home. Boy did I cook a lot back then! ♥

Lori @ Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Mmmmmmm......thanks for the yummy recipe! Looks delicious!

Happy WW! Thanks for stopping by today!

Sherry said...

Oh, those are fantastic. Yes, I cook a lot too, 3 boys. They would love these.

Julie said...

Oh, yummy! These look fabulous--thanks for sharing the recipe!

Hope your day is delicious!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Yum ~ Yum, Thanks for Sharing....

Amanda Kaake said...

Oh yummy!!! Please bring me at least one. lol! I have LOTS of tea waiting for you to drink it too. Can't wait to see you this weekend!!!!! Make sure to bring your camera with batteries charged. Love you!

Tami said...

Ooooo they look and sound so wonderful...thanks for sharing!

Kiki said...

Lovely..one for me please!
Happy WW!
Kiki~

June said...

Sandi I will definitely be making these. Anything with pumpkin in them gets my vote. And cream cheese...my mouth is watering uncontrolably now. This is rough on a gal's figure ya know!
hugs to you today!!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

How about tomorrow for breakfast? Yummy!
Rene'

T's Daily Treasures said...

Sounds delicious! If it's homemade, I'm eating it. I don't buy anything outside anymore. Homemade is always best. Yum! Blessings, Tammy