Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pumpkin Cheddar Muffins


It's October 1st, time for some fall baking, right?  These savory treats are our pick for Club: BAKED today.  Thank you to Billie at Chocolate & Chakra, you can find the recipe for these muffins here at her site.  


At first I was a little nervous about these, even though I love both pumpkin and cheddar, I wasn't sure how well these would go over with my picky husband and semi picky kiddos...but I needn't have worried, these were delicious, and everyone, yep, even picky husband, thought they were very good.


I made them as mini muffins for breakfast, with some cider on the side and mulling spices boiling away on the stove.  My six year old daughter asked why it smelled like autumn in the house :) 

I decreased the baking time to 375 since my mini muffin tin is the dark metal kind and I know they tend to over brown things. They were just perfect! My other tiny change was to leave out the black pepper, the cayenne alone packed plenty of punch. I topped most with the cheddar and pepitas but had about 5 that I left without toppings since I had used up all of my extra sharp cheddar and I didn't feel like shredding any more.   Above is without toppings, below is with.  Both versions were great, but of course I liked the cheddar and pumpkin seed topped ones best.


Happy fall baking, everyone!


10 comments:

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

I love the pumpkin seeds on top, and the mini muffins were a great way to go. I agree, the cayenne packed plenty of punch. Your look great! So pretty!

Flourchild said...

I lOVE the color of these yummy looking muffins! What a perfect fall treat! It's so nice to see you back at the blogging thang:)! I put up a new recipe for some Oatmeal cream pie cookies...you must bake them if you like oatmeal cookies!! They are super good!

Julie said...

These look beautiful. We really enjoyed this recipe.

Billie said...

mini muffins! i love it. thanks for baking with me!

Tessa said...

I was tempted to make these as mini muffins too, but went with full-sized ones at the last minute. Thanks for the thoughts on decreasing the temperature though. Not sure I would have thought of that. Glad they were well received at your house!

Gloria said...

Your mini's are so cute. I was nervous about these too, but was very pleasantly surprised. My picky husband ate them too! Another nice surprise.

joan said...

Oh wow, your photos are amazing! And I was totally distracted by your Thai Curry Noodles with Tofu. I'm adding it to my to make list!

Making mini muffins is a fabulous idea. That would work really well if you're serving it with chili to a large group!

Crystal said...

Pretty pics! they look so holiday perfect. I ended up being surprised and happy by this muffin.

Crystal said...

These look holiday perfect. I ended up being surprised by this recipe and really like it.

Kirsten said...

Love the minis! Great job!

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