Friday, October 30, 2009

CEiMB: Pumpkin Pie Muffins

I adore pumpkin pie.  Just ask anyone in my family, especially my mom.  We like to buy extra pumpkin pie from Costco around the holidays so we can eat it for breakfast have more leftovers. 

I really do like making muffins, especially Ellie Krieger's.  I know they are a healthy treat that I can eat with my cup of coffee in the morning or as a snack later in the day.  I usually make a big batch, individually wrap them in wax paper, and store in a big plastic bag in the freezer.  Just take one out the night before and place in the refrigerator and they will be ready and thawed in the morning.

Earlier this month I made Martha Stewart's Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes.  They got rave reviews from family and coworkers, so I was excited to see how Ellie's would match up since they have half the amount of brown sugar and no butter.

They tasted great - super moist thanks to the pumpkin puree.  My only recommedation is to not put them in cupcake liners.  I'm not really sure why I used them, but half of the muffin stuck to the bottom liner.  Muffin tops anyone? 

Thanks Amanda of Oddball Oven Mitt for such a great Craving Ellie in My Belly pick!


  1. I found the cupcake liner thing to be true to a previous Ellie muffin recipe too. This time I sprayed my pan with cooking spray and had no problems. Maybe, if you want to use liners, you can spray the inside of the liner with cooking spray? They look great!

  2. I used liners, but mine went right into the freezer. I tried one today though and I didn't lose too much muffin to the liner, thank goodness. I liked this one! I also really like the idea of pumpkin pie for breakfast. :o)

  3. They look perfect, and they were quite tasty. I love all of Ellie muffins too.

    Pie for breakfast might be the best thing ever :)

  4. Nice job on the strikethrough :)
    the pumpkins look delish!
    see you tonight!

  5. My muffin liners stole half of my muffin bottoms too!
    hhmm....and cupcakes never do that....
    Gorgeous muffins! We loved them too!