It’s fall! Which means around here that it’s starting to get colder, the leaves are starting to change and the pumpkins are finally out. We grew some this year but sadly we only managed to snag one for our Halloween decorating before the whole vine died. I have no idea what happened… but I’m pretty sure I killed it.
Even though I don’t have a ton of pumpkins to cook with or decorate, I’m still DESPERATE to make some of these pumpkin muffins. They are moist and yummy and when you make them mini-size are perfect for popping in your mouth for a snack. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve grazed my way through about a dozen today, so I would say that they are dangerously delicious. I’ll try and behave though, since I like my muffin top in my baked goods.
These pumpkins muffins are insanely versatile.
I LOVE to grate up zucchini from our over abundant harvest and cram it into everything I have. These are no exception, so technically they are zucchini pumpkin muffins, but you could just as easily take the zucchini out and use plain pumpkin instead. You could also throw in nuts, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, whatever your little heart desires. So go wild! And make them your very own… because they are DELICIOUS!
Another cool thing I’ve done is use the mini muffins as teething biscuits for the Peanut. Freeze up the minis and when she’s hungry and having a tough time with her teeth, I throw her one. She gnaws away on it and I know that it’s a little better than just eating a frozen bagel. Super messy, but at least relatively healthy.
However you choose to make these your own, enjoy the flavors and tastes of fall in these delicious Great Pumpkin Muffins!