March 02, 2024

Pumpkin Muffins

I had meant to do the Pumpkin Bread in the fall when there were plenty of fresh pumpkins around, but things just got way too busy. Now is as good a time as any, so I went for it even though you can’t get pumpkins this time of year.


That’s OK though – the comments on the recipe page were full of folks that used canned pumpkin as a substitute (note: NOT pumpkin pie filling, just pure unsweetened pumpkin puree). People also mentioned that including the pumpkin seeds was gross, so I left those out as well.

The recipe was easy and the muffins came our great! Some people in the comments also said they added a little nutmeg so I added a pinch or so. Also, the recipe says 30 minutes for muffins but it took these about 45 to cook through. Now that I have this under my belt I’ll make a point to get a pumpkin in the fall and make these again with the fresh shredded pumpkin.

Pumpkin Bread

  • Crowd: 4/5
  • Ease: 3/5
  • Used one can of pumpkin instead of the fresh shredded
  • Added a pinch (maybe 1/4 tsp) of nutmeg
  • Left out the pumpkin seeds, might try adding pecans or walnuts next time
  • Made one dozen muffins
  • Baking time was about 45 minutes