I got nothin’, so we’re making muffins

I got nothin’, so we’re making muffins November 10, 2014

Pumpkin muffins. This is our favorite, no-fail recipe: Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread. Today we were short a few eggs, so we just mushed up a couple of bananas in their place. Sometimes I put demerara sugar on top, sometimes I add wheat germ, sometimes I add walnuts, almonds, or (to everyone’s chagrin) raisins, but mostly I just make the recipe as is — except I double it, which yields 24 muffins and two loaves. They are lovely and moist, and very good for adding to the kids’ lunches; and while, okay, they are essentially cake, pumpkin is a vegetable! It’s a vegetable.

Here is Benny from last week’s muffin adventure. She was saying, “Look at me, Mama! I greatest.”

benny muffins
Hard to argue with that. Give that girl some muffins!



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  • Emily Kimmel

    Nice! I’ve used leftover butternut squash instead of canned pumpkin in muffins before, same basic idea. You can even use leftover oatmeal…you just have to make sure you mix it in really well with the wet ingredients, or you get really unappetizing slimy lumps. I’ve also made them without eggs before. 🙂

    • I have a great oatmeal chocolate chip muffin recipe, and I may or may not have stuck one in Beadboy2’s lunch box today, along with cheese and an apple.

  • Pumpkins are very healthy, and don’t forget the eggs!


  • Ezbs

    I can’t get over how big Benny is- hair long and all. A cutey-muffin (if the word exists)