I am in love.
If you never hear from me again it's because I've eloped to Costa Rica with my new love.
As it's fall, pumpkin has been on sale left, right and sideways now for weeks in anticipation of turkey day. And as I'm wandering around the tubes, I found TWO recipes for pumpkin muffins. Oh what to do?
My solution was to sort of mash them together and make one kick ass batch of muffins.
And OH. MY. FRIENDS.
I totally did.
(a picture of the ACTUAL muffin I am sitting here eating)
So let's just get to it!
You will need: one can of pumpkin, 8 oz of cream cheese, one egg, yellow cake mix, coconut, vanilla, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.
For muffins: beat together the yellow cake mix, spices (to your taste), can of pumpkin and 1 or 2 handfulls of coconut. It WILL be thick.
(and funneh lookin')
Set that aside.
Next, for the filling: cream together the cream cheese, egg, 1/4cup of sugar and 1Tbs of vanilla.
I know what you're thinking.
It's at this point that I stopped and texted my friend Lynn. She does this amazing little thing, right here.
And she knows a lot about food. So I told her I wasn't sure how these were going to turn out. Just didn't look right. Ya know?
So I apologize NOW if you have the same doubt, but I'm here to assure that they DO turn out fine. I promise!
Let's keep moving!
I swear, I'm not a paid endorser for this product. But I swear by it. I've talked about it before. It NEVER yields a bad result!
I used it to grease and then flour my muffin tins. Mostly because I was out of papers. But it really adds nicely with the coconut inside, if I do say so myself :)
So first you fill the cups about 2/3 of the way full with the muffin mixture. Then you put 2 tablespoons of filling into each muffin. Personally, I found it easiest to make a 'well' with the spoon and then pour most of it in there. It'll run out on it's own.
(Again, I was REALLY unsure. But undaunted, I baked them.)
350 in the oven for about 25 minutes.
These are honestly some of the BEST things I have ever made. In my life. It's simple, but moist and delicious. I kept them covered in the fridge and they keep REALLY well. So if you were thinking of making your loved ones baked goods, but you won't see them all at the same time...(*hint hint*)
So consider this my first installment of...
*drum roll please*
(oh yeah, I totes made this myself using paint.)
I promised and I deliver! This logo will be on the top of every blog I post that will be related to this topic :)
I'm so clever.
So stay tuned folks! I've already bought a TON of supplies for all the wonderful things I have in mind. Prepare for the recipes! The pictures! And no doubt the fails...
Bring it Giftmas.
So share folks, how are you plans going? Are you on track? Tragically behind? Ready to light the house down the street on fire for already having their inflatable lawn ornaments out and running? Let me know!
And be good. Santa's watching :)