Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Muffins (TWD)

I'm going to keep this post sweet and simple...As you are reading this, my DH and I are well into our vacation.... first we're getting back to nature by spending time in Yosemite and then indulging in a lot of great food and wine in San Francisco and wine country (and the bonus of driving down the gorgeous California coast).

In the meantime, I won't be able to visit and comment on everyone's blogs, so it looks like I'll have alot of catch up to do when I get back home! :)

This week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe, Pumpkin Muffins, was selected by Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp.
This is a pretty easy and straightforward recipe (as muffins should be). I didn't have any sunflower seeds to top the muffins, so instead topped the muffins with a streusel mix ( made with brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, pecans). I enjoyed the pumpkin flavor and the light fluffy texture of the muffins. My only complaint ---I didn't think that the raisins did much for this recipe. The next time I make this, out with the raisins and in with chocolate chunks/chips.
I thought this muffin was tasty, satisfying and not overly sweet... a perfect accompaniment to a morning cup of coffee. I'll definitely repeat this recipe as it's super easy to assemble and bake.
If you're interested in making this at home, check out Kelly's site. To see the amazing handiwork of the other TWD bakers, check out the blogroll.

13 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

I hope traveling along the CA coast is enjoyable (I'm only a little jealous). Streusel makes everything better, and those look wonderful.

Marthe said...

I love the streusseltop!! Enjoy your vacation, I'm sure it's well-earned!!

Kim said...

I am a fan of the pumpkin muffin, and I am a fan of a pumpkin muffin with chocolate. It is a great combination. Thanks for sharing, I am going to save this recipe! Cute photos!

The Food Librarian said...

Way jealous of your vacation! Sounds like a beautiful time! I like your topping - yummy.

Lori said...

enjoy your vacation! your muffins were gorgeous.

Rachel said...

Love the pictures with the pumpkin! Hope you're having a great time on your vacation!

kim said...

enjoy your trip!! the streusel looks so tasty, great idea :)

pinkstripes said...

The streusel topping sounds delicious. What a wonderful vacation! I'm jealous...(and I live in California!) :P

TeaLady said...

Have a great time in Yosemite. It is absolutely beautiful The texture of the muffins looks great. Mine were too dry and awful bland. Maybe next time mine will look more like yours. Yours look yummy!

Carol Peterman said...

I hope you are having a fantastic vacation! It sounds wonderful. Fresh cranberries work great in these muffins if you want to replace the raisins with another fruit.

Cristine said...

Lovely pictures! I hope you are enjoying your vacation!

Passionate Baker said...

wowww, yum!
your muffins look great!!
enjoy ur vaca!...i live in LA.
you'll love yosemite!!
<3

Liz said...

Hear hear, let's banish raisins from the recipe! But streusel? Streusel is allowed to come around any time! Lookin' good.

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