Tuesday, October 21, 2008

TWD: Pumpkin Muffins

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Recipe chosen by: Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp
Link to TWD Group: Tuesdays With Dorie

I thought they were a little plain, but all the rest of the folks loved them.

For the recipe, visit Kelly - but I made a few mods. I thought mini muffins would be cute and would go over well at the office. The recipe made almost four dozen minis (12 minute baking time).

I ran out of all purpose flour (who forgets to check the flour?) so I ended up using a cup of wheat flour. I forgot the sunflower seeds on the second batch, but I'm not sure they added much to the mini muffins. And, I couldn't find the allspice in the spice cabinet (sheesh, it was just one of those days).

After I taste tested a few, it seemed like they needed a little pizzaz so I whipped up a maple syrup glaze to drizzle on the top. Hubs and the taste testers thought the glaze gave them the kick they needed.

All in all, this is a keeper. I'll have to try them normal size with all the right flour and spices to see how they turn out.

14 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Mmm... glaze. I made minis too, although I ended up with 5 dozen, not just four dozen. I bet they were perfect office snacks.

lusciousfood.com said...

i have to agree; they were good and all, but not amazing. but i love the glaze idea!

Sarah said...

i'm kicking myself for not thinking of a glaze...yours look super yummy!

vibi said...

Mmmm... lovely picture! So clear, one could almost like the glaze off! LOL
Great job on the minis...

Amanda said...

I added chocolate chips and chocolate drizzle and agree they needed it. I skipped the sunflower seeds and the nuts. Love your idea about the glaze, they look gorgeous!

chocolatechic said...

oooOOOoooooo a glaze.

I was thinking by looking at your picture that you had put cinnamon on your glaze.


I thought they were a bit bland.

kim said...

i agree with your opinion of these... ok, just a little plain. your glaze looks like a great touch, though!

Peggy said...

I've certainly had my share of days like yours! But your muffins turned out great.

Tammy said...

that drizzle looks perfect!

Erin said...

These look wonderful! I love the glaze :)

Heather B said...

The maple syrup sounds like a great addition! Great job!

Allison Day said...

I love the glaze! Sounds like a delicious addition to the muffins. :)

Candy said...

I like the glaze! I agree they weren't very pumpkiny.

AmyRuth said...

Nice flavor pairing with Maple glaze. Your muffins look delish! Thanks for sharing the glaze idea.
Yummm
AmyRuth