Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pumpkin Spiced Muffins





A friend of mine is on a pumpkin kick right now.  So I did a quick search and found these. They are easy and tasty..



Spread
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed cooked pumpkin*
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

Topping
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

Directions
Heat oven to 400°F. Place paper baking cups into 12 muffin pan cups or grease muffin pan cups; set aside.
Combine all spread ingredients in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in bowl; set aside.
Combine pumpkin, 1/2 cup melted butter and eggs in another bowl; stir until well mixed. Stir pumpkin mixture into flour mixture just until combined.
Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan cups; spread batter to level. (Muffin cups will be full.) Bake 22-23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan to cooling rack.
Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in bowl. Dip tops of warm muffins in melted butter and then sugar-cinnamon mixture. Serve warm with cream cheese spread.

*Substitute canned pumpkin.