So soon it will be Thanksgiving and the stores will clear out until Christmas. I assume you don’t have to go running back for some last minute item. I assume you will stay home and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and I assume you will want a cup of coffee. I assume you may also want some of these pumpkin brown sugar muffins with it. Yeah, you will. After all, you have to prime the pump and get it ready for the real meal to come.
Pumpkin Brown Sugar Muffins (makes 12)
1 ¾ c flour
1t baking soda
1 ½ t cinnamon
a good shaving of fresh nutmeg or don’t use it
1 1/2c brown sugar
1c canned pumpkin
1 t vanilla
1/2c walnuts or pecans chopped medium fine
Topping and Filling
1c brown sugar
1/2c mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 and fill muffin cups with liners or oil well.
In large bowl whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together. In another bowl whisk together sugar, oil, water, pumpkin, eggs, vanilla and nuts. Add flour mixture to liquid. Combine well.
Fill muffin tins halfway and sprinkle with a spoonful of filling. Now fill muffin tins all the way and sprinkle with the rest of the filling/topping.
Bake for about 20 minutes. Enjoy the peace while you can.