Ready for October? I’ve got you covered for pumpkin-covered everything season with these fall muffins. Amazing for brunch, thank-you gifts, Thanksgiving or Christmas, or just to eat on a chilly October morning.
Which is exactly what how we had them. This weekend was relaxing and full of my favorite activity: quality time with BL. For the last two months either one or both of us has been traveling, making our together-all-the-time weekend that much more special.
Seriously, is there anything better than morning runs, afternoon naps, and dinners out? I crave these days to reconnect and recharge. It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it. I constantly have to remind myself that just because there are things that I could be doing, doesn’t mean I should. BL and I both said how needed this weekend was; an excuse to put away the business of life and just relax.
So these muffins are my permission to you. Take a day off, relax and sleep in. Then rise to make these muffins!
Enjoy them like we did, on a lazy Sunday morning breakfast, along with a huge, steaming mug of pumpkin coffee. Yes, it really is fall. Cheers to pumpkin season!
What’s your favorite fall food?
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 1½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¾ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- Pecan Glaze
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tbsp. soy milk
- Pecan pieces
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line or grease a muffin tin.
- In a large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the soy milk, vegetable oil, maple syrup and pumpkin puree. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine into a batter. Fold in cranberries and pecans.
- Spoon the batter into lined tins about ⅔ full. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.
- Remove from pan and let cool in cooling rack.
- Pecan Glaze
- Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
- Add 1 tbsp. of soy milk at a time until smooth and desired consistency. It should be a thick icing.
- Add icing to warm muffins and top with pecan pieces.