Sunday, November 10, 2013

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Muffins

I don't know about you, but I'm not a big breakfast person. Eggs, bacon, and grits have absolutely no appeal to me whatsoever so muffins and other delicious pastries are usually my go-to breakfast. Being a senior in high school, I am constantly busy and running around in the morning like a chicken with my head cut off, and I just don't have time to cook myself a hearty breakfast. Personally I'd rather sleep in a few more minutes. Muffins, however, are so easy to bake a head of time and grab on my way out the door. This recipe is so good I can't even deal. Whether it's a pumpkin pie or a pumpkin spiced latte, I am absolutely obsessed with anything made of pumpkin... typical white girl.

  This recipe is so easy to do and only takes about an hour total, which is good because I cannot bake to save my life. I should probably start learning cause I have no idea how I'm going to get a husband with my pathetic excuse for cooking skills. These muffins may not be the healthiest, but their not the unhealthiest either, and you only live once! And besides, it's got pecans and dried cranberries which make it healthy right? (:

Muffin Recipe
 2 C. All-Purpose Flour
1/2 t. Salt
1 T. Baking Powder
1/2 C. Sugar
2 t. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 t. Ground Ginger
1/2 t. Ground Nutmeg
1/2 C. Chopped Pecans
1/2 C. Dried Cranberries
2 Eggs, Beaten
1/2 C. Milk
1 1/2 t. Vanilla
1/2 C. Butter, melted and cooled
1 C. Pumpkin Pureee

Salted Caramel Glaze Recipe
4 T. Butter
2 T. Brown Sugar
3 T. White Sugar
1/8 t. Vanilla
2 T. Milk
1-2 T. Confectioner's Sugar
For the Muffins...
Step One: Combine all the dry ingredients including pecans and cranberries.

Step Two: Then combine all the other ingredients in the same bowl.

Step Three: Fill greased muffin tins about 2/3 full and bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until the middle springs back up when you poke it.

For the glaze from heaven...

Step One: You need to combine butter, milk, vanilla, and brown/white sugars on medium heat in a saucepan until boiling.

Step Twp: Boil for about one minute stirring CONSTANTLY. Remove from heat and keep stirring.

Step Three: Sift or wisk a tablespoon of confectioners sugar in it to thicken it up.
Step Four: Spoon the glaze over the muffins and voila!

You basically have created the best muffins in the world. Congrats.
They are best when they are heated up in the wave for about 10 seconds. Ugh this is making me really hungry!! So I'm going to go have one now.

Stay classy!