Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Pumpkin Muffins

Going perfectly with my previous post of Halloween Treats, we made Pumpkin Muffins for Tuesdays with Dorie this week. This week's recipe was chosen by Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp.

As beautiful as the pictures of Dorie's muffins were in the cookbook, I had to make a few changes. Dorrie's were just way too healthy. She added nuts and raisins and topped them off with sunflower seeds. Sorry, just not the right combo for me. I had to make them a little more unhealthy in order for me to enjoy them.

First off, I did do half white flour and half whole wheat flour. That is how I justify adding the extra calories later. My secret ingredient in these pumpkin muffins were cinnamon chips. That's right, not chocolate, but cinnamon! The muffin itself was a little bland. Didn't taste too much like pumpkin to me so maybe next time I'll add more pumpkin, but for now the cinnamon chips added all the right flavor to make them wonderful! I added just 1 cup of the cinnamon chips and it made 5 dozen mini muffins bakes for 8-10 minutes. Next time, I'll do them full size. But, I also had to do a little cinnamon drizzle on the top. To do that I melted the rest of the bag of cinnamon chips with about a tsp of shortening and just drizzled them over the top from a zip lock bag with the corner cut out.

I just love this time of year where we can start cooking with fall flavor. Pumpkin, squash, soup, and more! After Thanksgiving it gets really dangerous though when chocolate comes into play full force! Enjoy the muffins!

14 comments:

Prudy said...

Oh, Becky-brilliant! Cinnamon chips and drizzle send these way over the edge! I love it. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog.:)

Katrina said...

Yummy! Looks de-lish!

Snooky doodle said...

wow i really like cinnamon. Wish I could find some cinamon chips however I don't think here i ll find them. These are truly a delicacy yummy I would like to wake up with the smell of these muffins :)

Candy said...

Man, these look wonderful! Love the drizzle.

Joanna said...

i love the cinnamon chips in the muffins! i can't find those at my grocery store. they sound delicious.

Jenny said...

Ahhhh, more ways to enjoy cinnamon chips! I love those bad boys. Your muffins look scrumptious!

hot garlic said...

You are SERIOUSLY HALLOWEENING it up lady! Everything looks festive, beautiful and TASTY! Kudos!

Joanne said...

I am so with you on veering a little from the healthy recipe. The cinammon icing looks heavenly!

The Food Librarian said...

I've never used cinnamon chips but they sound soooo fantastic! Yummy muffins you made!

Laina said...

OK those look YUMMERIFIC!

Karen said...

Those look delicioso! Wish I could find the cinnamon chips up here in the middle of nowhere!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Dorie made them too healthy?! Ahahaha! That was funny! I'm glad you unhealthitize those with the yummy cinnamon chips!

Steph said...

These were truly delicious, I was so lucky to have gotten a plate full! Na na na na na. Just kidding..

Liz said...

These look (and sound) amazing! I obviously need to start shopping elsewhere because I've never seen cinnamon chips in my grocery store. Sniffle...