Friday, February 4, 2011

Yummy Pumpkin Raisin Muffins

This fall I used pumpkins for outside decoration but when the fall season ended I didn't have time to do up the pumpkins but I also didn't have the heart to throw them away.  I asked my mom if she would like to have them and she could do them up.  She was thrilled and said she would send me back a few bags of pumpkin.  Well, those few bags turned out to over a dozen bags.  So, it is time to do some cooking with pumpkin.  I pulled out this recipe which I haven't made for quite some time but remembered it was one of hubby's favorites.  It is very yummy and moist.  I got the recipe from "Muffin Mania" by Cathy Prange and Joan Pauli which was given to me as a wedding shower gift oh so many years ago.

Pumpkin Muffins
4 eggs
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups oil
1 3/4 cup pumpkin (small can)
3 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups raisins

Beat eggs slightly.  Add sugar, oil, pumpkin and beat thoroughly. 
Add dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
Stir in raisins.
Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full and sprinkle tops with brown sugar.
Bake @ 375 for 15-20 minutes.

I used 2 cups of the homemade pumpkin instead of the canned which makes for a very moist muffin.

They go perfectly with some Orange Spiced Tea!

I am joining Lisa at "Sweet as Sugar Cookies" for Sweets for a Saturday



  1. Wow, I wish I could have homemade pumpkin puree like you. That would be a delight. That brown sugar sounds like a good idea for pumpkin muffins, I'll definitely have to remember to do that. Thanks so much for linking up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  2. I love pumpkin muffins! Looks like a great one!

  3. Those muffins look so delicious. I love baking with pumpkins.

    Stopping by from Sweets For Saturday.

    ~Bibi @ Frugal WannaBe Cooks ~

  4. Mrs. Evans - They are very yummy :)

    Lisa - Your welcome!

    Cara - My daughter loves them. I just don't tell her their is pumpkin in them ;)

    Bibi - Thanks so much for stopping by :)


  5. What a nice blog you have! Its relaxing and happy just to look at :)
    Loving this recipe- Im a pumpkin fanatic!

    Wanted to invite you to share this recipe (and others) at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays. These fit the theme perfectly!! (

    Happy Sunday!

  6. Thank you for the invite Brittany :) ~Alana~


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