Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup (heaping) pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins (optional)
Topping
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Frosting
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 lb powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and generously grease 12 muffin tins.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt into large bowl.
  3. Cut in butter with two knives or a pastry blender until it is fully incorporated.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together pumpkin, evaporated milk, egg and vanilla.
  5. Pour pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture and add raisins.
  6. Fold gently until mixture is just combined.
  7. Pour into greased muffin pans – batter hardly ever fills all 12 unless you keep it down to 1/2 full.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar-nutmeg mixture over the top of each unbaked muffin.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes and allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove and allow to cool.
  10. Ice with cream cheese frosting.

Courtesy of The Pioneer Woman

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