pumpkin muffins

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I like pumpkin, so when the season is there I will always experiment some new pumpkin recipes.  I never made muffins before, so this was a good occasion to make pumpkin muffins.  I got the recipe from the following website.  I think they are irish, but I follow their website as they have a lot of interesting recipes.  Of course I will also add a dutch version on my blog, but as the original is english I decided to have the première here 😉

Ingredients:

– for app. 12 muffins:

– 2 cups of flour

– 400 grams pumpkin

– 2 large eggs

– 3/4 cups of butter

– 1,5 cup granulated sugar (I took brown sugar from sugar cane)

– 2 teaspoons of baking powder

– 1 teaspoon ground cloves

– 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

– 1/2 teaspoon of salt

– for the topping:

– 3 tablespoons of flour

– 3 tablespoons of butter

– 1/4 cup of sugar (white sugar)

– 1/2 cup of pumpkin kernels

– 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions for the muffins

– mix the pumpkins into fine pieces.

– Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg into a bowl.

– Melt the butter.

– Add the sugar to the butter and mix well.

– Add the eggs one by one to the sugar-butter mixture.

– Add the pumpkin to the mixture and mix everything well.

– Now add the dry ingredients and mix everything well.

– Prepare the muffin pan with butter.

– Transfer the batter to the muffin pans with an ice cream scoop. Fill the pans for three quarters.

Directions for the topping:

– Ground the pumpkin kernels roughly.

– Melt the butter.

– Add the sugar, the flour and the grounded pumpkin kernels while mixing all the time

– Sprinkle the topping over the batter.

Directions for baking:

– Preheat the oven on 180°C.

– Bake the muffins for about 23 minutes.

– Let them cool down, and remove them from the pan carefully.

And then, just enjoy!!!!

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