Pumpkin Muffins

Good news!  I ran 2.9 miles today in 30:58.  Super happy!  Here are my recent stats:

9/17   2 miles       24:11

9/19  2 miles       Unknown

9/21   2.5 miles   33:36 <—- very slow pace!

9/23   2.5 miles   32:11

9/25   2.9 miles   30:58

I also did a great yoga class this morning.  It was super refreshing.  At the end, during the relaxation segment, they put lavender pillows on our eyes, and I felt so gooooood. 🙂

After my run, I was ready to bake.  And bake something with pumpkin.  It’s that time of year!  I kinda reconstructed a zucchini bread recipe that I have in order to make pumpkin muffins.  You should make them too!

Confession:  My favorite part of baking is licking the beaters and bowl.  There, I said it.

They must be pretty darn good because I awoke from a nap and my husband had eaten 6 of them! 🙂

Off to lay down and nurse my pounding headache….later!

Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients:

1 can of pumpkin

3 eggs

¾ cup Canola oil

1 tsp vanilla

1 ½ cup sugar

½ cup brown sugar

3 cups of flour (I use 2 cups white, 1 cup whole wheat)

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp salt

Mix wet ingredients in a bowl (pumpkins, eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugars).  In separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients.  Slowly add the dry to the wet and mix well.  Spoon into muffin pan or (2) 5×9 loaf pans.  Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes for the muffins or 35 minutes for the loaves.  Use toothpick to ensure they are done.  Makes 24 muffins.

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About journeytobodyzen

Hi! I a girl approaching the big 3-0 who is on a search to find zen for my body. Being busy all the time (full time job, full time grad student, and juggling an internship!) I have limited time to exercise and even less time to prepare nutritional meals. However, I figure a blog will keep me accountable and help me to make some much needed changes in my life! I hope I can bring some tips to help other busy folks as well. Enjoy!
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5 Responses to Pumpkin Muffins

  1. Sava says:

    I just make pumpkin cookies (which I actually used a pumpkin donut recipe for, so I guess they were actually misshapen pumpkin donuts) and they were amazing.

    It definitely has me hankering for some more pumpkin baked goods 😀

  2. inmytummy says:

    I just found your blog and have to say, yum pumpkin muffins. I just made some the other day too.

  3. those look awesome!
    I have not been able to get pumpkin yet 😦 it’s all sold out every time I go to the store and nobody knows when it will be back in stock!

    • @ Sava: Your cookies were my inspiration!
      @ immytummy: thanks for stopping by!
      @ Sonia: I’ve actually had that can of pumpkin in my pantry since last Thanksgiving! Can you believe it? I was tired of staring at it and decided it must be used. Thank goodness it didn’t expire till 2012! LOL

  4. Pingback: The Last of the Pumpkin Muffins. | ~Journey To Body Zen~

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