Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pumpkin Muffins

This was one of my Mom's favorite fall recipes -- however, I cut the amount of oil and substitute applesauce for part of it to make these better for our girls!

Pumpkin Muffins
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups applesauce
1/4 cup oil
4 whole eggs
1 1/2 cups pumpkin (one can)
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix sugar, applesauce and oil together well. Add eggs, beat well. Add pumpkin. Mix. Sift flour, soda, salt and cinnamon together. Add flour mixture to batter. Add vanilla. Pour into muffin tins and bake 15 minutes. Cool and ice if desired.

Icing:
1 stick butter, at room temperature
1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 box powdered sugar
1 Tbl. vanilla

Mix butter, cream cheese, vanilla and sugar together. Beat well. Spread on tops of muffins.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Note: These are just as good without the icing!!!!

M'Lys

Anonymous said...

Is it really that much sugar? It seems like a lot compared to the flour.

Danielle

D'Lyn said...

Yes! It's that much sugar -- while I've made them healthier, they aren't entirely healthy. But they're oh, so, yummy!!!

I forgot to add that I use 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup white flour as well.