Thursday, 31 October 2013

Pumpkin Muffins

Happy Halloween!
If I'm allowed to say that without sounding all American on you.
As a child I remember being completely scared by a witch that came trick or treating, so I've never been hugely into it. However where children are involved I think it's completely harmless fun. And this year I've been embracing it.

 There's so many activities to do with the children, especially as it's half term. We started the week with drawing our own pumpkins, and then choosing funny faces to carve. Then we went out and bought culinary pumpkins to bake with. And of course the obligatory Halloween party. So here's what we baked, (if you hadn't yet guessed)!

I found the recipe for Pumpkin Muffins a couple of years ago, and after a quick Google search was happy to find it was still on the Riverford Organic website.

The recipe is quite simple and easy to follow with most ingredients probably being in your kitchen cupboard already. Think raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour etc. On with the baking..

Here's what they look like.. Before

And after..

 So they are not the best looking cakes in the world but they are yummy. Pumpkin in cakes.. really? Yes! Most people who have tried them love them.. The mixture is quite sweet and you can't taste the pumpkin as you'd expect to. The nutmeg & cinnamon flavour really creeps through leaving a subtle autumnal sort of flavour. It's definitely a recipe I'll be hanging onto, and one that is becoming a rather traditional Halloween treat.

Enjoy x

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