In the hunt for a new recipe for Pumpkin Muffins, my Google search found one that claimed to be the "Best Ever Pumpkin Muffins."
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The recipe that I have been using for years for Pumpkin Muffins is taken from this old Joy of Cooking cookbook. This cookbook has a basic muffin recipe and a pumpkin or squash adaptation, so I wrote it together onto a now tattered piece of paper. The recipe only calls for 1 cup of pumpkin puree. I have notes on my recipe to make it 1 1/2 times so as to use more of the small can of pumpkin.
I thought I might do a search for a recipe that called for an entire can of pumpkin. I found the Best Ever Pumpkin Muffins at the top of the search.
Comparing the two recipes:
- The link showed me perfect muffins in paper liners that peeled perfectly. My old recipe got stuck to the paper so I had to grease the muffin tins instead.
- This recipe called for an entire can of pumpkin puree. My old recipe called for a portion of a can meaning I had to measure it out.
- This recipe called for coconut oil (which I had a whole jar of left over from my daughter's 1 day try on the Paleo Diet.) The old recipe called for melted butter which meant that butter had to be melted.
- This recipe said to fill the 12 cups nearly full. My old recipe advised to fill 2/3 full. My notes on my recipe are crossed out to 3/4 full. I never knew how many muffins I would get.
- This recipe called for a lot more sugar. Muffins before used to be muffins. They were made for as a breakfast bread. Now we want them sweet and to taste like a cupcake without frosting.
Well, I tried making them and they came out perfectly. They were easy to make. I used all the batter into 12 paper muffin liners in my favorite muffin pan. The liners peeled perfectly. They tasted great!
Do you have any old recipes that you hold onto? Is it time to change to something new?
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