By Judy from Hawaii on February 02, 2004
Photo by Dannygirl
Photo by Dannygirl
"A couple of years ago, I decided to search out the perfect pumpkin muffin. I Googled & got hundreds of hits. I printed out the ones that looked like winners & tried a few. When I got to this one, my search ended. These muffins are very rich & obviously not diet food! But they are one of my favorites & I hope you will enjoy them too. The original recipe called for walnuts & fewer raisins, but I adapted them to my tastes. I recently made this recipe using about 2/3s of the sugar & substituting fresh chopped cranberries for the raisins. It was really good that way too."
Serving Size: 1 (2281 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"WOW! I halved the recipe, and halved the sugar (so instead of 1.5 cups I used 3/4 cup, and half white half brown) I used mostly WW pastry flour, with .25 cup AP flour, added vanilla, and used soymilk instead of water. I also added chocolate chips to half of them, ommitting the raisins completely. They were PLENTY sweet! I was surprised the recipe called for 3 cups sugar. My usual recipe uses .5cup sugar for 2cups flour, so if you want to, or are worried about calories, halve the sugar and you won't miss a thing!!! The whole wheat flour makes the muffins sit lighter in the stomach, and I feel better about eating them. Try them!! Amazing!"
"Great muffin recipe. Added raisins to half and pecans to the other half. Didn't use pumpkin pie spice due to allergy but cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg instead. Delicious! Love the texture."
"These are wonderful muffins! There is a restaurant about an hour from my house that has wonderful Pumpkin Raisin Muffins. I have driven there just for the muffins! These are just as good, but way more convenient!"
"After eating these for 4 days straight and not getting sick of them I can officially say these are AMAZING!!!!!!!! I did omit the raisins, and made my own pumpkin pie spice by doubling what my pie recipe uses. Thank you for the best muffin recipe I have ever tried!"
"These are the BEST ever! I also subbed 2/3 of the sugar with brown sugar and omitted the raisins and these muffins were absolutely fabulous. Moist, flavorful. These don't stay around long. I made a double batch of batter so poured some in a 9 x 9 cake pan and baked a bit longer. Worked great. Wonderful! Thank you for posting this "best-ever" recipe!"
"Excellent! Subbed 2/3 of the sugar with brown sugar and omitted the raisins, and they're fantastic!"
"DELICIOUS! 10 STARS for this recipe. I rarely use oil when I bake as it is flavorless and often sub. it with butter or margarine. However I decided to try it with oil as the reviews seemed so good. Well the results were wonderful. The flavor is lovely and the spices are just right. I used all the sugar, and put some choc. chips in one batch. I had no raisins.They bake up beautifully round and darkish orange, just terrific. I had 36 average size muffins! for posting this recipe!!!"
"The whole family loved this one! And I shared it with my sister who made a batch and sent them with her 8 y/o son to school for the class. Her teacher had sent her an email requesting the recipe before she even made it home from dropping him off!!! These are good to freeze and pull out later too."
"moist, dense, and very tasty! I also added vanilla. I got 24 large and 24 mini muffins - filling cups 3/4 up. I was, however, disappointed they weren't more "pumpkiny". If I hadn't baked them I might have thought them to be a spice muffin. Also had to bake 40 min for the large and 25 min for the minis - but my mini pan is a dark pan."
"These are so good!! I have made pumpkin bread several times with another recipe - but decided to do muffins. The water is a must - the steam makes the muffins moist and fluffy! I used half brown and half white sugar, 2 eggs, 2/3 cup eggbeaters, 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce. Left out the raisins - my kids won't eat them. Cooked about 20 minutes - made 30 standard muffins."
"These were delicious. Like other reviewers I added vanilla. They didn't last long!"
"Well although my muffins are not that great IT IS because I messed up unintentionally , I cannot wait to redo this with the proper ingredients!!!! I was lacking the 1 cup of oil so I topped it off with olive oil, bad mistake, I know healthy is good BUT these taste funny, I guess too healthy! BUT the texture is wonderful & I know we will LOVE them made with the right oil!!!! THANKS SO MUCH- when I make them again this weekend I will repost the results and I am sure they will be AWESOME!!!"
"Soo yummy. I made these for Thanksgiving. I halved the recipe and made 18 muffins. I didn't have any pumpkin pie spice so I just subbed some cinamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger powder. My mom is allergic to wheat so I used about half spelt flour and half almond, but used 1/4 cup less. Also added 1/2 cup oats. Thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Very good! I got 30 muffins out of this recipe. I like that the recipe basically uses one can of pumpkin. I added chopped walnuts. Like another reviewer stated, I also think the baking time given is a little too long and would try less time, no more than 25 minutes. Would definitely make again!"
"Really good and moist muffins! They were the perfect treat on this cloudy autumn day. I added walnuts to half the batch and esp liked those. Mine were done in 25 minutes for the regular size, and 12 minutes for the minis. Thanks, Judy."
"This is a terrifffffic recipe. And for a muffin, they're relatively light! The flavour is so smooth and just the right sweetness. The texture is perfect, even with all the mixing. This would probably make a really great little coffee cake recipe too. I'll definitely, definitely make these again. :)"
"These were very nice~ I halved the recipe since it's just the two of us here. They came out so pretty, too! Thanks for sharing, I'll be making these often. :)"
"Very moist and delicious. I baked half of the batter in a 9x13 pan and they came out great...better than the muffins in my opinion."
"My family LOVED these muffins. We will be taking these on vacation with us. Thank you!! Update - I should've TRIPLED this recipe. I can't believe how quick the kids gobbled these up. I think they ate them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I didn't add raisins but followed the rest of the recipe exactly!! Next time I may add some chocolate chips just for a change."
"Made these muffins for a office breakfast get together and everyone really raved about them. Will make this again for the family. My wife loves chocolate chips so I may use them instead of the raisins and I'm sure they'll be just as good."