Pumpkin & Candied Ginger Muffins

I had seen a recipe for muffins last year on a website, Simply Recipes, then this year I decided on giving them a go. As my sons birthday was in October and he had just started Montessori school, I thought of making something different to give to his classmates for his birthday, so I changed the original recipe.  I added oats, extra candied ginger, spices and milk and removed the eggs and nuts. He helped me make them and everyone at his school enjoyed them a great deal. This means my job is done, giving him homemade food which is good for him and he likes it as a treat.

I usually make muffins with bananas and oats, but after making these I really like them and am glad I tried the recipe (even a year late), it is a good warming muffin. I think you should give them a go, and let me know what you think of them.

Pumpkin & Candied Ginger Muffins

You can reduce the amount of sugar as the pumpkin is naturally sweet and the candied ginger has added sugar. To make a different variation you can add raisins, chopped nuts or chocolate chips.

Ingredients

Preparation time: 45 mins     Cooking time: 20 mins     Makes: 20 muffins approx.

1 1/2 cups self raising flour

1/2 cup oats

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 cup pumpkin puree

1/3 cup melted butter

1/2 cup milk

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp each of cinnamon & all spice

1/2 cup candied ginger

Method

1) To make the pumpkin puree, peel and chop a small pumpkin. In a heavy bottom pan put the  chopped pumpkin and a little water and 1/4 cup of sugar.  Let this cook on a medium heat, until the pumpkin is cooked and a some of the water has evaporated.  Once done use a blender to puree the mixture and let it cool.

2) Place all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, add the candied ginger and pumpkin puree, start mixing and slowly add the milk. Spoon the mixture into muffin cases.

3) In a pre-heated oven (200’C) place the filled muffin cases and bake for 15 to 20 mins, until golden brown. Best enjoyed when they’re still warm.

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2 Responses to “Pumpkin & Candied Ginger Muffins”

  1. Vicki Says:

    Mmm, those look so soft and spicy and comforting!

  2. Kiran Says:

    Thanks Vicki, this is a good autumn/fall recipe, very warming indeed. I like your site, will try out a few of your recipes.

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