Pumpkin Muffins With Ginger and Spice!
Fall is a great time to start up those ovens and bake these muffins! Nice warming comfort food!
- Ready In:
- nonstick cooking spray
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄2 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated gingerroot
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄3 cup low-fat buttermilk
- 1⁄2 cup finely minced crystallized ginger
- 1⁄2 cup minced walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray 12 muffin tins with nonstick spray.
- Place the butter in a mixing bowl and beat at high speed with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is very fluffy.
- Add the egg and mix on low speed to combine. Add the pumpkin puree and grated ginger root and mix again.
- Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice together.
- Fold in half of the flour mixture. Stir in the buttermilk. Fold in the remaining flour mixture and the crystallized ginger. The batter should be smooth, but be careful to not overmix.
- Fill the prepared tins halfway with the batter. Top with chopped nuts.
- Bake until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
- Transfer the muffin tins to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes before removing the muffins.
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It is late at nite and my house still smells wonderful from these muffins.....and.....the smell matches the great taste! I made two small changes, one was that I cut the fresh ginger down to about 3/4 of a tsp and used evaporated milk ( no buttermilk on hand). After tasting them, I will use the full amount of fresh ginger the next time along with more cinnamon (personal taste). Thanks Rita for another super recipe!