Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

from Gourmet Magazine

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice
1 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Put oven in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Put liners in muffin cups.

Whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, 1 1/4 cups sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until smooth, then whisk in flour mixture until just combined.

Stir together cinnamon and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in another bowl.

Divide batter among muffin cups (each should be about three-fourths full), then sprinkle tops with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake until puffed and golden brown and wooden pick or skewer inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. ( I cooked for 20 mins because of high altitude).

Cool in pan on a rack five minutes, then transfer muffins from pan to rack and cool to warm or room temperature.

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