Time for Pumpkin Muffins!

About this time of year, I always seem to make lots of batches of Pumpkin Muffins. And, with so many new readers I always feel inclined to share our recipe again! This is a recipe I got from my friend, Michelle, about fifteen years ago. I’ve been making them ever since!!

This year the girls staged a photo shoot featuring our muffins for you!!

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You need a very, very large mixing bowl. This recipe makes 24-30 muffins.
4 eggs
3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2-3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup apple sauce (I use applesauce in lieu of some of the oil. The original recipe from my friend, Michelle, called for 1 cup oil, without any applesauce.)
1/2 cup oil
1 can pumpkin (15 oz can)
*stir the flour in last, just until the lumps are gone:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour (or 3 cups all purpose flour total)

Place in muffin tins (sometimes I use paper cupcake things, sometimes I don’t, but be sure to grease the muffin tins if you don’t use the paper cupcake holder things)

Bake for 25-27 minutes at 350F (170C)
The muffins freeze well.

 

And since it’s fall, I always like having the excuse to share a few photos as well.  Can you believe that just a short while ago sunflowers were in bloom and the temperatures were still hot?!!

SunflowerHow quickly the seasons pass!  The girls and I still go for lots of walks and love watching the leaves change.  Most mornings ED and I go for a walk in the neighborhood before the others are awake (or while they are eating breakfast).

Morning-Walks-FallMeanwhile, DD and I have been going for hikes several times a week in the afternoons.  It’s been wonderful having a chance to really chat and connect on these walks. I really love that.

Fall-Leaves

The public school kids in our area have a couple of days off this week. We’re going to take the first couple of days off too. We need some time to breathe and catch our breaths and add in those ever-important play dates! It’s been such a good start to the school year, I just can’t believe it’s November already!

Before I go, let me also leave you with some of fall themed posts:

And also, we have a number of free Native American materials:

NativeAmericans-Northeast

So that’s about it for today.  See you again soon here or over on our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! ~Liesl

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