with a wink and a smile...
These happy faces were a sheer accident. Note those adorned with chocolate chips for the kids smile with glee, while the adult walnut cranberry are just muffins, nuts!
adult and kid version
from: The American's Test Kitchen
2 cups all purpose flour
1t baking soda
1t baking powder
1/2t sea salt
1/2t nutmeg ( I prefer freshly grated)
1 15oz can organic pumpkin
1 cup sugar
8T butter melted and cooled
2 lg eggs
3t vanilla extract
kids version you choose the amount
adult version you choose the amount
raw walnuts toasted
~ set oven to 350 degrees
~ whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnomon, salt, nutmeg and ginger in a large bowl.
~ mix pumpkin, sugar, melted butter, eggs and vanilla in another large bowl until frothy.
~ GENTLY fold in pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients using a rubber spatula until just combined (over mixing will cause gluten to form and brick muffins)
~ line muffin tin and fill 1/3
~ sprinkle with chosen add in - chips, nuts, fruit
~ add more batter to cover and sprinkle some of you add in on top
~ bake on middle rack about 25 minutes
~ should spring back when touched
~ cool on wire rack