Cook the Book: Pumpkin Spice Muffins

by admin | November 21, 2017 | Food & Drink

Cool autumn days and windy nights makes it the perfect time to warm up the oven for something sweetly comforting and spiced. And with the holidays around the corner, we’re on the hunt for something delicious.

That’s why we’re so excited to share a sneak peek of what we’ve got cooking in the kitchen with Nicole Hampton, food blogger and photographer of the popular food blog Dough-Eyed. Her forthcoming book Sugar High, a cookbook sharing her favorite recipes and tips on cooking in high-altitude kitchens, will be released next year in October and includes all kinds of goodies, from savory breads and biscuits to sweet cakes and rolls.

Check out Nicole’s recipe here for her spiced pumpkin muffins, specially adapted for baking at a high altitude. They’re perfect for all your fall cravings!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins from Dough-Eyed

Makes about 16 muffins

For the muffins:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoons cloves
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the crumble:
6 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the muffins: Preheat your oven to 375° and line your muffin tins with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, brown sugar, and oil until combined. Add the eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla, and stir until combined. Slowly add the flour mixture, and beat until the batter is smooth. Fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full with the batter.

For the crumble: Stir together the melted butter, flour, brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon until the mixture reaches a crumbly consistency. Sprinkle the top of each muffin cup with the crumb mixture. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.