Monday, October 10, 2011

31 Days of Pumpkin: Day 10

Yes They're All Ours:31 Days

I'm already about 1/3 of the way through this 31 Day Challenge!  What fun!!  :)  Have you tried any of my recipes??  If so, which one has been your favorite so far??  I still have quite a few recipes that I'm hoping to try . . . . plus, I've received a few special requests!  Hopefully, I can tackle all of them with the time and energy (and grocery money) I have left!!!!  ;)

I made this recipe Sunday afternoon, and although it sounded really good, I was actually disappointed with the outcome.  The topping was sweet and delicious -- but the muffins had somewhat of a bitter taste.  I'm thinking that they had too much baking soda.  Does 6 teaspoons for a double batch (24 muffins) sound like a lot to you baking experts??

So, if I were to make these again, I would reduce the baking soda and maybe the nutmeg, too. 

At least they were pretty -- especially the way Hannah took pictures of them for me!  :)

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins


1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup milk
2/3 cup melted butter
2 eggs, beaten
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
6 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
6 oz. cream cheese

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons butter
2/3 cups chopped walnuts or pecans

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl, combine egg, milk, pumpkin and oil, mixing well.
Blend in flour, baking soda, sugar and spices.
Mix until batter is still a little lumpy.
Put paper muffin cups into two 12-cup muffin pans.
Pour batter into muffin cups, 1/2 full.
Cut cream cheese into 24 little pieces and place a slice on top of each muffin.
Add remaining batter into the muffin cups to about 3/4 full.
Combine streusel topping ingredients, mixing well.
Sprinkle topping over muffins.
Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve warm.


Rebecca's Refining said...

Looks delicious! I will have to try these too!
BTW: I love how you placed leaves on the plate...such a beautiful and creative touch! :) You are getting so creative, you should start making you tube videos and make money! LOL

busymomof10 said...

All credit for the pretty fall leaves on the plate go to Hannah! I tend to snap a picture way too quickly. She takes the time to set things up for a professional photo shoot! :)

Heather said...

Haven't tried them yet, but I am going to be trying the cinnamon rolls and the latte. I printed off the recipes for my files, they both look so good!

Anonymous said...

I am no baking expert, but I do know that sometimes when I make pancakes the baking powder makes them bitter. I don't know if it's because it's too old, or if it's because I don't mix it in well enough.

Pamela said...

6 tsp of baking soda does sound like a very excessive amount and would definitely cause the flavor to be off. I was recently given a recipe for pumpkin apple streusel muffins, I haven't tried them yet, but was told they are excellent. For that recipe in an 18 muffin yield, it only calls for 1 tsp of baking soda, so I would make an adjustment to this recipe.

tlmalcolm said...

Even 3 teaspoons for a single batch sounds like too much baking soda. You rarely see more that 1t. for a recipe. I'm loving your pumpkin recipes but there is still a shortage of canned pumpkin in the stores so until I can find it at a more reasonable price I'm not making many pumpkin recipes yet.

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