It’s beginning to feel like Autumn; pumpkin spice muffins

It’s beginning to feel like Autumn; pumpkin spice muffins

This past weekend our little family of three (yes, still three) decided to go to Virum and get some air from the city life. It’s nice, big, free and quiet, something I really need right now. I’m at that stage of my pregnancy where I get new hormones everyday and the only humans I actually like are my husband and kid. Everyone else… In moderation. But we came home yesterday and I looked at my husband and had this overwhelming feeling of how much our life, marriage and children makes even the rainy days seem brighter. Either that’s love or maybe I’m just in a last stage of pregnancy bubble where I just want those two around me all the time.

I woke up this morning with a notification on my phone saying “you are now week 36 pregnant” – victory! 4 weeks left! I have been trying to keep the blog up to date but with bed rest, my life is pretty boring and I’ve been focused on nesting!

Later I suddenly had this weird craving pop up. A craving for muffins, but muffins with pumpkin in them. I must admit, not the weirdest thing I’ve craved this pregnancy. I think my weirdest craving was still dates. Which I’m still craving. Ideas are brewing now.

Dines reminded me nicely that I had half a pumpkin in our fridge and because we have a nice and strict rules against food waste in our family. I heat that sucker up in the oven and make a pumpkin puree out of it, to make my muffins. Have I mentioned how much I love pumpkins? Well I do, a lot.

Recipe for pumpkin spice muffins:

Makes 18

4 eggs, room temperature

1 cup vegetable oil

2 cups brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup pumpkin puree

4 teaspoons pumpkin spice**

Instructions:

Heat your oven to 185 on fan. And place muffin papir in your muffin trays.

In a bowl mix the flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set it aside.

In a larger bowl, mix the eggs, vanilla extract, brown sugar, pumpkin puree and oil together until you think it’s nice and smooth. 2 minutes should be enough.

Use an ice cream scoop and start filling the muffin forms. Once done, place it in the oven for 20 minutes.

Once you’ve let them cool a bit, enjoy!

Pumpkin spice

2 teaspoons cinnamon powder, 1/2 teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon ginger and 1/2 netmeg

Love, Karina


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