Monday, September 29, 2008

Yup, more mufins!

I have been on a jumbo muffin kick lately, in case you haven't noticed. Whenever fall comes around there are always those certain recipes you make. These Pumpkin Cranberry muffins are that list for this family. The Cranberries add a very moist taste to the bread. I usually bake these in loaves, but I decided to make them into muffins today. My one brother was asking "this is for us...right??" Yup, it was.
" Cranberry Pumpkin Bread"

3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups sugar
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
1 cup chopped walnuts (I never add these)
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs, pumpkin and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and walnuts. Spoon into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 70-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves.

Here is one of our favorite coffee cake recipe made into muffins!

"Dot Full Of Chips Coffee Cake"

3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 c vegetable oil
1 cup milk
2 eggs
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 stick of salted melted butter

In a large bowl, mix all 8 ingredients together. Pour half into a 9x13 inch baking pan. In a small bowl, mix filling ingredients. Sprinkle half on the batter. Spoon remaning batter over the filling. Top with remaining filling. Pour melted butter over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. *Best when served at least an hour after baking to let butter soak into cake*
**I did exactly as the directions said to, but baked them in a jumbo muffin pan instead of a 9x13 inch pan.**


Maria said...

I am glad you are on a muffin kick! I love them...they all look so good! I have to find time to try them all!

Stephanie said...

Those both look so yummy. I need to get a jumbo muffin pan, I just have regular and mini.

OhioMom said...

I love the jumbo muffins, but if I baked them my guys would not share :)

Yum, cranberries .. can't wait until they are available here.

Jaime said...

hmmm...i haven't tried cranberries w/pumpkin yet. sounds delish

Theresa said...

Like those muffins. Great for this time of year!! I like the cranberries in there too.

Brooke said...

Yummmmm, cranberries...not so much for pumpkin. Am I the only person that doesn't love pumpkin? I must be missing out.

Lucy said...

2 great looking muffins...

Maddy said...

Mmmm those pumpkin cranberry muffins look like the best fall snack! i'll have to try those!

Pam said...

The cranberry and pumkin is perfect for the fall and the coffee cake muffin is perfect ANYTIME! Great job.

Bridgett said...

Oh wow, how do you choose which to eat in the morning? While I would love to try the pumpkin cranberry, the chocoholic in me would win and I would try that first. They look fantastic.

Lore said...

Delish combo Priscilla and they look perfect for a family breakfast!

Allie said...

The cranberry pumpkin combo sounds really good I haven't tried that yet. All your muffins look great keep them coming!

~Priscilla~ said...

Maria - thank you! muffins are soo good, hope you find time to try some!

Stephanie - i didn't realize until after i got my jumbo pan how much i was missing out!!

OhioMom - cranberries are the best in pumpkin bread...mmm.

Jaime - you really NEED to try that - it is the best!

Theresa - exactly right!

Brooke - yes, if you don't like pumpkin you are missing out!!:)

Lucy - thank you!!

Maddy - now that you said the best fall snack i think these are one of the best!

Pam - thank you! they are both really good.

Bridgett - i think the chocoholic in me would pick the chocolate one first too.:)

Lore - thank you-my family sure loves 'em!

Allie - we love that combo....i'll see what other muffin recipes i can come up with!

Oiyi said...

They both look yummy!

Rebekah said...

cranberries and pumpkins: my two favorite things in one recipes. Will definitely be trying this soon :)

Rosie said...

Just wonderful looking muffins - I haven't tried pumpkin in muffins as yet but looks like I MUST now!!

Rosie x

Maris said...

Your cranberry pumpkin muffins look like they'd be a great Thanksgiving morning breakfast!

I like baked goods, muffins, breads etc. with coffee in the AM. YUM!

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