Monday, October 22, 2012
How I Made Pumpkin Cranberry Streusel Muffins (Or Putting on an Extra Winter Layer)
A few weeks ago, I was supposed to take breakfast to our Sunday School class, but I was crunched for time. I immediately thought of a Pumpkin Muffin recipe I had seen (you know, the one that uses a can of pumpkin and a yellow cake mix?). Unfortunately, I didn't have a yellow cake mix. So I did a little digging and found several reviews that said to use a Spice Cake mix instead...and, randomly, I DID have a Spice Cake mix. I know, that's weird, right?
I made them, and covered them in a butter and powdered sugar glaze, and everyone in class loved them.
Fast forward a couple of weeks, and I'm ready for something pumpkin again. And then I got to thinking about how much I love dried cranberries. And streusel topping. See where this is headed?
Essentially, I think you could take the pumpkin/cake mix base and take it wherever your imagination leads. Mine led to cranberries. And streusel topping.
So here we go:
1 15-oz. can of pumpkin
1 yellow cake mix
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
3/4 cup dried cranberries
Incorporate all of these, BUT DO NOT OVERMIX. That's how you get dry muffins. That's a bad deal.
Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray, and fill them evenly. The batter will be much stiffer than traditional muffin batter. That's ok.
Now for the yummy stuff.
2 TBSP. butter
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Sprinkle this over the muffin batter.
Are you getting hungry?
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick and have it come out clean.
They're almost cooled....
Ahhhhh.....now if you'll excuse me......:)
*Stay tuned! I'm not a huge fan of using box mixes if I can keep from it, so I'm going to work on a box-free version, I think! Come back and visit!
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