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Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pumpkin Walnut Muffins

My youngest son loves pumpkin. As soon as the weather turns, he begs me to make all his favorite pumpkin treats.  I've made a couple of pumpkin pies, and the other morning I made these delicious muffins for breakfast. They are unbelievably moist and tender, with a bit of crunch from the walnuts.

This is actually a bread recipe but I prefer to bake them into muffins. Adding walnuts on the top makes them look and taste extra special. I've tried a few recipes for pumpkin bread and this one is my favorite.

Pumpkin Walnut Muffins

Makes 12-14

2 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 cup pumpkin
2-1/4 cups flour
1 TB pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped + more for tops of muffins

Preheat oven to 350-F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

In large bowl, whisk together the flour, pie spice, soda and salt. In a smaller bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin; mix well. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the pumpkin mixture into the well; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in the walnuts.

Spoon batter into the muffin cups and fill all the way. Sprinkle tops with more chopped walnuts. Bake for ~20 min.

To make bread, grease and flour two 8 x 3-3/4 x 2-1/2 inch loaf pans. Pour batter into pans and sprinkle tops with walnuts. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Happy Baking!


  1. I love pumpkin too. And these look delicious!

  2. Pumpkin is one of my favorites and I love pumpkin muffins. I really want to try out a pumpkin scone recipe out this fall too. I think those sound delicious!

  3. Hi there,
    new follower from the Friendly Friday Blog Hop.

    Would love it if you stopped by!


  4. YES!!! I have pumpkin and walnuts, ans free time tomorrow morning...and a slight drought in the baked goods department for a change--yahoo!

  5. scrummy! i can't wait to try these! i have a hankering for muffins all of a sudden! thanks for linking to foodie friday! Not Your Ordinary Recipes

  6. Yum, I absolutely love pumpkin, these look delicious!

  7. great recipe, never try this yet. Thank you for sharing :-) I am your new GFC(wifetoalineman02) follower here. Dropping some love for Friendly Friday Blog Hop, hope that you can return the favor too.


  8. They look yummy!
    Thanks for this great recipe.

    I'm now your new follower in GFC from the Monday Blog Hop
    and would love a follow back.


  9. There is nothing better than pumpkin muffins, especially during the pumpkin season. And I would rather have a muffin over bread too. These sound yummy!!

  10. Oh and, I am in love with your plate....gorgeous!!

  11. Thanks for sharing! These look absolutely delicious. Pumpkin muffins/bread are my favorite food!!! Yumm.

    Thanks for your supportive comment. Means a lot to me. Sometimes with the "invisible diseases" you feel like no one understands!

  12. This sounds like the perfect pumpkin muffin! Love your photo too!

  13. Yooooo Hoooo... Daaaarling! Bring your muffins over to my place and pick up your award... xoxo

  14. These look scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing :)
    I really enjoy looking at your fabulous recipes and thought that I'd pass the Sunshine Award to you.

    Enjoy and have a great day!


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