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Monday’s Muffins: Pumpkin Pie Muffinspumpkin pie muffins

 

Perhaps you have some leftover canned pumpkin from the holidays, pumpkin pie muffins are a delicious way to use up pumpkin puree. I happen to have an actual pie pumpkin which I will be using for this recipe. During the next few months I will be sharing my favorite muffin recipes. I don’t know about you but love having muffins on hand, plus they freeze well. If we have unexpected company there is nothing like having fresh muffins to offer! Even when they are fresh from the freezer!

 

This recipe is also a paleo recipe and full of good ingredients. I haven’t tried making the chocolate muffin option but I’ll bet it’s just as good as the plain pumpkin version!

 

Pumpkin Pie Muffins

 

¾ cup organic pumpkin puree

½ cup coconut flour

½ cup coconut oil, melted

6 eggs

2 tsp organic  vanilla

¼ cup organic raw honey, melted

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

½ tsp homemade baking powder (no cornstarch)

Handful of walnuts

2 Tbsp coco powder (optional for chocolate muffins)

 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Sift the coconut flour and spices together, then add the baking powder.pumpkin pie muffins

In a separate bowl mix all the remaining ingredients except the walnuts until well blended.pumpkin pie muffins

Add the sifted flour and spices to the pumpkin puree.

Mix well and divide the batter between the muffin pans and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.pumpkin pie muffins

 

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until done. Makes 12 muffins. They are delicious warm from the oven, kind of like enjoying a piece of pumpkin pie.pumpkin pie muffins

If you’re a fan of pumpkin pie you will love these Pumpkin Pie Muffins, they taste exactly like pumpkin pie, only in a muffin form! Yum! If you have any leftover freeze them to enjoy at a later date.
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Monday Muffins: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

 

I don’t know about you but in the winter I love to have fresh muffins on hand. For the next several weeks I will be sharing a favorite muffin recipe every Monday. As a general rule I cook from scratch. Occasionally I will doctor up cake mixes or other time saving mixes. I have a son who loves Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. I discovered this recipe many years ago. It is quick and easy and you can have a batch of muffins in the oven in no time. I usually have the ingredients on hand so I can mix up a batch when my son is home visiting.

 

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

18 ¼ oz pkg White Cake Mix
6 oz pkg lemon pudding
2 Tbsp poppy seeds
3 eggs
1 ¼ cup water
⅓ cup vegetable oil

In a large bowl, blend cake mix, lemon pudding and poppy seeds.dry ingredients, poppy seeds

In a separate bowl, combine eggs, water and oil.eggs, muffin mix

Blend the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and gently stir. Line muffin tin with muffin cups.muffin liners

 

Fill the muffin tins 2/3 full.muffin batter, lemon poppy sed muffins

 

Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until done. Let cool 5 minutes before removing.poppyseedmuffins

 

Makes 20-24 muffins depending on the size of your muffin tin. These muffins freeze well too.snacks, freezer snacks

I was first given the recipe for Morning Glory Muffins from my husband’s grandmother. They were rich and delicious. Morning Glory Muffins are full of all kinds of fruits and vegetables and resulted in a wonderful muffin. This recipe, from King Arthur Flour, is a little healthier using coconut oil and whole wheat but the end result is as equally delicious as I remember!Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

½ cup raisins
2 Cups Whole Wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 tap baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp salt
2 cups peeled and grated carrots
1 large tart apple, cored and grated (I leave the peel on)
½ cup shredded coconut
½ cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (or wheat germ)
3 large eggs
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 tsp vanilla
¼ cup orange juice

Preheat your oven to 375. Lightly grease your muffin tin or line it with muffin papers and spray the insides of the paper with oil.

In a small bowl, cover the raisins with hot water, set them aside to soak.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, spices and salt.

Stir in the carrots, apple, coconut, nuts and sunflower seeds or wheat germ. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla and orange juice. Add to the flour mixture and stir until evenly moistened. Drain the raisins and stir them in. Divide the batter among the wells of the muffin tin.Morning Glory Muffins Bake 25-30 minutes or until they’re nicely domed and a cake tester inserted in the center of one of the inner muffins comes out clean. Remove from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then remove them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

These muffins freeze wonderfully.feature-button_zps3bx7qsie

There are many things I enjoy about June in Vermont. Everything is just so green and the flowers are everywhere and the fields are just full of wild strawberries!June in Vermont They may be tiny but they are packed with flavor and make the best strawberry muffins. Something about the tiny size and the burst of strawberry flavor just enhances the taste of the muffins.Wild Strawberry Muffins

I’ve shared this tradition several times but hey it’s a tradition! My husband has a real fondness for these muffins and each year he will diligently spend an hour or more searching and picking these tiny little berries. The strawberries are short lived and if you don’t go right out and pick them the birds will eat them up. Wild Strawberries

In exchange I use them to bake up a batch of his favorite Wild Strawberry Spice Muffins.

We usually enjoy a few and then I freeze the rest to enjoy later this year. This year the strawberries were amazing and in abundance. My husband went out and in just an hour he had picked enough for a double batch of muffins. My mouth is watering as I write this!

My husband loves these muffins so much he will even prepare them for me so all I need to do is mix up the muffin batter. A good deal if you ask me!Wild Strawberry Muffins

This recipe would be wonderful with blueberries or even regular strawberries but I use it each year to make our delicious Wild Strawberry Spice Muffins!muffins, berry, strawberries

Wild Strawberry Spice Muffins

1 ¾ cup flour
½ cup sugar
2 ½ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
1 egg, lightly beaten
¾ cup milk
1/3 cup butter
1 cup wild strawberries

Topping (optional)
1 Tbsp sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon

In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Combine the egg and milk. Add the egg mixture and butter to the dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Fold in the strawberries.

Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups two-thirds full.

Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the batter. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool for five minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.strawberry muffins This recipe makes one dozen muffins. The recipe can easily be doubled and they freeze well. Enjoy!

Wild Strawberry Muffins.

Wild Strawberry Muffins.

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I love mini-muffins. These muffins are delicious and low fat, sounds like a win-win to me! Perfect for snacking or packing in lunch boxes.

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

1 cup light vanilla yogurt
½ cup fat-free milk
½ cup uncooked quick oats
½ tsp vanilla
1 large egg, beaten
1 large banana, mashed
¼ cup brown sugar
1 ¼ cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 375.

Combine yogurt, milk, oats, vanilla and egg. Set aside for five minutes to allow the oats to soften then stir in the banana.

In a separate bowl combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Combine the two mixtures to moisten. Dough will be very thick. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Prepare your mini muffin tins by spraying with cooking spray. Spoon batter into the tins and bake until golden brown, about 15-18 minutes. Enjoy right away or let cool and freeze to enjoy later.

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

In June we can find an abundance of wild strawberries in our fields.

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Our field

They are tiny but packed with flavor and they make the best strawberry muffins.

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Tiny strawberries

Something about the tiny size and the burst of strawberry flavor just enhances the taste of the muffins. My husband has a real fondness for these muffins and each year he will diligently spend an hour or more searching and picking these tiny little berries.wild strawberries In exchange I use them to bake up a batch of his favorite Wild Strawberry Spice Muffins.

We each enjoyed a few and then I froze the rest to enjoy later this year.

muffins, berry, strawberries

Wild Strawberry Spice Muffin

The strawberries are short lived and if you don’t go right out and pick them the birds will eat them up.

This recipe would be wonderful with blueberries or even regular strawberries but I use it each year to make our delicious Wild Strawberry Spice Muffins!

Wild Strawberry Spice Muffins

1 ¾ cup flour
½ cup sugar
2 ½ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
1 egg, lightly beaten
¾ cup milk
1/3 cup butter
1 cup wild strawberries

Topping (optional)

1 Tbsp sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon

muffin ingredientsIn a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Combine the egg and milk. Add the egg mixture and butter to the dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Fold in the strawberries.fold in the strawberries

Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups two-thirds full.

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Muffin tin filled 2/3rds full.

Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the batter. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool for five minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.muffins cooling Makes 1 dozen.strawberry muffin

Enjoy!

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