Monday, September 28, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Muffins from SRC for #MuffinMonday in celebration of #PumpkinWeek

Welcome to Pumpkin Week everyone!!

All week long we are going to be sharing a ton of pumpkin recipes with you.   If you are anything like me this has you very excited.  When I was pregnant with my daughter, Amy, I craved pumpkin pie and my Mom was kind enough to bake one right after the other to keep me happy. I want to send a special shout out to my friend,  Terri of Love and Confections, for starting this fun group and working so hard to see that it runs smoothly.  I will be linking up to all the other recipes at the bottom of this post.  Stop by and drool for a while.

Not only is this the onset of  Pumpkin Week but it is also Muffin Monday, led by the wonderful Stacy of Food, Lust, People, Love .  Stacy has a group of us get together on the last Monday of each month and share our Muffin recipes.  Make sure you stop by each blog and see what wonderful muffins they brought to the table today.

To top it all off today is Secret Recipe Club reveal day.  SRC was the first cooking group I joined so it is very near and dear to my heart.  It is a lovely group divided into 4 sub groups. Each month we are assigned one of the bloggers from our group and we sneak around in their blogs looking for a recipe that we can recreate.  We then all post our recipes together on the same day.  It is fun learning about others and finding out who had you and what recipe inspired them.   I have provided the link if you would like to join us.

This month, I was assigned to Burnt Apple and let me tell you I had a blast sneaking around this blog. The laughs started right at the get go when Traci tells the story of how, when they were first married, her husband threw one of her muffins and it went right through the wall.  She relates that this kind of brick muffin was the norm in her house and that they ate out more often than not.  But then life happened. A lovely family of three children evolved and, as is often the case, Mom learned to cook and feed her babies.  Now Burnt Apple is chock full of healthy, nutritious and delicious recipes.

I, of course, zeroed right in on recipes using pumpkin, finding a Lightened Up Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread that sounds amazing.  How about a Pumpkin Pie French Toast recipe??  YUM!!  But then I spotted the Pumpkin Spice Muffins and did a little happy dance.  All three clubs in one fall swoop. Life is so very very good.  And so are these muffins.  I promise you won't throw these against a wall because you will be too busy gobbling them down.  They are moist and delicious.  I made these on a day that Little Miss was over and I could feel good sharing them with her knowing that she was getting whole grains and fruits into her diet. 

These muffins are made with Whole Wheat Flour, Pumpkin and Applesauce.
Then you add a pinch of Brown Sugar and a sprinkle of Cinnamon before baking.

And they come out with this beautiful streusel type topping.

The original recipe called for Whole Wheat White Flour, but I used regular Whole Wheat.  It also called for only 1 cup of the pureed pumpkin but I used the whole can which changed the recipe to make 18 muffins instead of 12.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins
very slightly adapted from Burnt Apple

1 c. Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 c. All Purpose Flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. pumpkin pie spice
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 (15 oz) can of solid pack pumpkin
1/2 c. applesauce
2 eggs
1 1/4 c. sugar
Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

Combine all dry ingredients and set aside.  In large bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the pumpkin, applesauce, eggs and white sugar.  Turn the mixer speed to low and slowly add dry ingredients, mixing just until fully incorporated.  Line muffin tins with paper cups or treat with baking spray.  Fill each cup 2/3 full with batter.  Top each with a large pinch of brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 20-25 minutes.  Print Recipe

Now lets take a look at the other Secret Recipe Club Reveals

#MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins to brighten their Mondays. You can see all our of lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board.

Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday can be found on our home page.

Here are the Muffin offerings for today

Here are all the amazing Pumpkin recipes for today

#PumpkinWeek is here again and we can't be more excited. Hosted by Terri from Love and Confections, 19 Bloggers will be sharing 65 pumpkin-filled recipes over the course of the week. Be sure to come back every day to see all the delicious creations - from muffins to cakes, cocktails, breakfast baked goods, savory pastas and stews, and gluten-free recipes too. You can also find these great recipes and more on Love and Confections' #PumpkinWeek Pinterest Board!

Browned Butter Salty Pumpkin Sugar Cookies from The Spiffy Cookie.
Caramel Pumpkin Cake from Feeding Big and more.
Easy Pumpkin Donuts with Vanilla Cream Sauce from {i love} my disorganized life.
Gooey Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks.
Healthy Cinnamon-Apple Pumpkin Muffins from Simply Healthy Family
Homemade Pumpkin and Sage Pasta from Kudos Kitchen by Renee.
Pumpkin Cannoli from The Redhead Baker.
Pumpkin Chai Baked Donut from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll from Cupcakes & Kale Chips.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Whoopie Pies from Dizzy Busy and Hungry.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Gluten Free Crumbley.
Pumpkin Monkey Bread from Making Miracles.
Pumpkin Muffins from My Catholic Kitchen.
Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Crumby Cupcake.
Pumpkin Snack Cake from Recipes Food and Cooking.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm.
Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Butter from Love and Confections.
Spiced Pumpkin-Bourbon Fizz from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.


  1. Man were you ever able to cram alot into one post! Unfortuantely my SRC assignment this month didn't have a lot as far as pumpkin recipes went so I have to double post but I am not exactly complaining. As for these muffins I definitely love a muffin with a good streusel top!

    1. I know Erin, I was very excited. I don't mind double posting either but I do try to combine when possible because I think it helps bring awareness to the other groups to which I belong.

  2. Well, it's that time of the year, time to bring the pumpkin to center stage, and your choice does it with flying colors!

    great pick!

    Have a great Reveal Day!

  3. These sound lovely! You can't have enough pumpkin baked good recipes this time of year - bring them all on I say! :)

  4. Triple duty pumpkin muffins. Now, that's amazing. Thanks for the great recipe, Wendy. Have a great week.

  5. These all sound so good! I am glad you are doing pumpkin all week, I'll be back!

  6. I love that you merged all of your posts in one great muffin recipe, Wendy! That's what I call good time management. I'm glad you put in the whole can of pumpkin too. I can't tell you how many little packets of frozen pumpkin I have in my freezer from that small bit left at the end of the can. Drives me crazy!

  7. Wendy,
    It's always a bonus when one post can serve several needs, isn't it?
    What a tasty-looking muffin! Such a treat, and with those yummy Fall flavors I crave this time of year.

  8. Yummy. yummy, muffins. Makes we want to start baking!!

  9. Way to go combining three assignments in one! Your muffins look fabulous!! Now if they were only in my kitchen :)

  10. Oh yum what a great way to use up that pumpkin!

  11. I love muffins, this looks like a great recipe! I like that it uses whole wheat flour too!

  12. Wow - whole wheat flour and moist in the same muffin - I'm going to have to try this one - it does sound delish. I see a whole lot more muffins in my life very soon! :)

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  14. You hit the trifecta today! I bet you're glad she had a muffin with pumpkin in it! These look tasty too!

    1. You know that Karen and not only did she have a pumpkin muffin was a delicious pumpkin muffin recipe!

  15. I am so excited that there are so many pumpkin recipes this month! YAY! Pumpkin muffins are the perfect way to start the day, if you ask me :) Happy belated reveal day!

  16. I have yet to make a pumpkin recipe this Fall and it is already a day away from October. I have to get on this right away. Pumpkin is a favorite. These muffins look so yummy!

    1. Mine too Emily. Lots of pumpkin cooking going on around here for the next couple of months

  17. This looks like a great muffin for fall! Great SRC pick!

  18. I agree, that streusel on top looks delicious! Will definitely have to try this recipe for my family. Great pick! I always get a little sad when tomato/fresh herb season is over, but all these fall recipes make me feel a little better.

    1. We still have a few more weeks of fresh tomatoes here in Michigan but then it is a looooooooong winter.

  19. You muffins are so pretty! I'd pay the outrageous bakery price for one!

  20. Yum! These look so good and I love anything pumpkin so I'll have to try these!

  21. These sound so good! I don't think I can ever tire of pumpkin spice foods so this may be on my to-do list soon. Great choice for reveal day!

    1. Thanks Sue, if you try them please let me know what you think.

  22. These look like my kind of muffin - loving the streusal topping. Great pick :-)


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