It’s beginning to feel a lot like…….FALL!
The leaves are beginning to change colour and fall from the trees. The air has a definite chill to it. It’s not too cold yet, but I can tell we are definitely getting there!
We have loved doing crafts inspired by the colours of Fall/Autumn and we have especially liked cooking and baking stuff inspired by all things Fall. By the way, what produce reminds you most of Fall? For us, it is definitely pumpkins! Personally, I have tried some pumpkin-spiced drinks from well known international chains that sell coffee in various forms, and honestly, I have not liked it at all. What is that flavour! Where did it come from? Ugh! So false!
So that experience made me want to try to add real spices to real pumpkins and see what it would be like. Well guys, I can tell you that this is 100% better than the artificial Pumpkin spice. So this recipe is the first pumpkin spiced ‘thing’ that we have tried and it is a definite winner and it is so easy to make.
So here goes:
Jamaican Spiced Pumpkin Muffins Ingredients
180g Self Raising Flour
150g brown sugar
220g grated pumpkin (skin off)
100ml sunflower oil
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp each of salt, cinnamon, mixed spice, nutmeg and ginger powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and line your muffin trays.
In a large bowl, grate the pumpkin. To it add the flour, salt, spices and baking powder. Combine with sugar.
Measure 100ml of sunflower oil and to it add the eggs and vanilla. Combine well together.
Add the liquids to the solid and combine well.
Transfer to muffin cases in a muffin tin. It makes 6 large muffins or 10 small ones.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 180 degrees. You need to check it first after 25 minutes. It is done when an inserted skewer comes out clean. When out of the oven, place each individual muffin on a wire rack to cool.
For an added decorative and taste element, you could sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon sugar and if you have dried pumpkin seeds too then that would be good.
I told you it was easy! Enjoy! And if you do try, please tell us what you think.
Cheers and Happy Fall, ya’ll.
Jo and Leisa