Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Making Faces

Breakfast food faces: apple slice mouth, carrot nose, raisin eyes, apple slice hair, harvest muffin ears.

Harvest Muffins
These are easy to make and freeze to pull out at a moment's notice. And Yummy! Here's our recipe for 3 dozen:

4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 cups white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
6 eggs
1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C).

Grease three 12 cup muffin pans, or line with paper muffin liners. Soak raisins in hot water for ten minutes to plump, then drain.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ground cloves.

In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, pumpkin, and applesauce, until smooth. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly to make a smooth batter. Stir the raisins and walnuts into the batter. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Wink @ Anne ~ Here's one breakfast thing we do... &:o)


Easter A. said...

Hi Lisa,
Found your blog at Marie's. Wow! What a beautiful family you have... and a great blog!

Alexandra said...

Thanks for the reminder about substituting apple sauce for oil. I make a smaller version of this same pumpkin spice muffins only with canola oil. They really are good. The children ask for these all year round.