Monday, September 16, 2013

Pumpkin Toffee Muffins/Cupcakes

I LOVE pumpkin. Pumpkin may well be one of my favourite flavours, partly because when pumpkin goodies are about it means that Fall will be here soon with its softer sun and cooler temperatures. My hubby however is not so keen on pumpkin, which means I don't usually bother making pumpkin stuff at home because I know he won't eat it. I was willing to take that chance with these delicious muffins though knowing that I could freeze them and just take a few out at a time if he didn't like them.

Well, that plan fell through, because even my pumpkin-hating husband has declared that this muffins are delicious and that I have to share.

I decided to take these amazing muffins to the next level and added some cream cheese icing to the top to "cupcake" them, and the blending of the pumpkin spice, toffee, and cream cheese will make your taste buds dance for J-O-Y! (and my husband is living proof that these cupcakes will convert even the most adamant pumpkin hater!)

Pumpkin Toffee Muffins/Cupcakes

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2  cups sugar
  • 1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin (or 2 cups fresh prepared pumpkin)                                                   
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup oil                                    
  • 3 cups flour (I use 2 cups WW, 1 cup white)                                                   
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon 
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice                                                  
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup SKOR bits
  • Cream Cheese icing (optional)

    1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degree F.
    2. In large mixing bowl beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla and oil until smooth.
    3. Mix dry ingredients together in separate bowl.
    4. Combine dry mix into pumpkin mixture. Fold in SKOR bits.
    5. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 3/4 full
    6. Bake at 400 F for 16-20 minutes.
    7. Remove from heat and cool completely. Frost with cream cheese icing if desired.

    I decided to make some regular sized muffins as well as some little minis. This recipe is basically *already* doubled, so you'll get A LOT of muffins. It made 24 regular sized muffins, as well as 12 mini bite sized muffins. So make sure you use a really large bowl to mix it all together or you'll be sloshing over the sides!

    If you want to freeze them, hold off on icing them, and freeze them as "muffins." You can always add cream cheese icing to them later when you want to take them out. I like these both with and without the icing, so you won't be disappointed either way!

    1 comment:

    1. Yummy this sounds so delicious, and quite easy to make. Thanks for sharing this recipe.