It’s officially October meaning we are fully submerged in Pumpkin everything!! I admit my pumpkin season started in August…don’t judge me!
I decided to bake some maple pumpkin spice muffins because warm fresh baked muffins are a crisp Fall morning necessity. These muffins don’t require a fancy mixer or a lot of time! They taste great with butter or better yet pumpkin butter. Feel free to get creative and toss in a few walnuts, raisins, chocolate chips etc! I left mine plain and served them with pumpkin butter.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cooking oil
1 cup cooked pumpkin (without spice)
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp maple extract (vanilla also works)
Mix dry ingredients (except sugar) into a large bowl.
Crack egg into small bowl and beat until frothy.
Combine egg with remaining wet ingredients in bowl with sugar, stir to combine.
Once wet ingredients are well combined add them to dry ingredients, stiring to combine.
Once combined divide into 12 standard greased muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees or until toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean.
Once baked allow muffins to cool on wire rack.
These muffins are quick, easy and bake up light and fluffy. They are not overly sweet and are fantastic with pumpkin butter, peanut butter, jam, etc!