Seasonal Bites #2

I love a scrumptious muffin. Especially, with a nice cup of coffee. Muffins make amazing treats on a laidback Sunday afternoon or a hectic work morning. So, when I saw this recipe for cinnamon sugar pumpkin muffins, I had to share the wealth. Can you imagine taking a bite of these delicious muffins after opening gifts and laughing with friends and family? This is an intricate recipe, but well worth it! It’s muffin time 😉

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Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk original
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line two muffin pans with muffin liners (24 total) and set aside.
  • Combine flour, salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and baking soda in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin, coconut oil, almondmilk, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
  • Slowly fold dry mixture into wet mixture just until combined.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin liners about three-quarters full.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • Combine sugar, pecans, and cinnamon in small bowl. Stir.
  • Sprinkle a teaspoon or more of the topping on top of the muffins.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes in muffin pan before removing to a cooling rack.

Recipe from: Mom on TimeOut

 

 

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Happy Holidays!!

Normally, I love summers. However, after staggering around pregnant in stifling southern heat, I’m actually liking fall for the first time. It’s a bit calmer, cooler, and collected. This is the time of year to enjoy a delicious cup of hot cocoa. I’ve been guzzling it like water. Here is a recipe I found in my stash of recipes I will never make. It’s fun looking at them though. I wish everyone a safe and happy holidays. I will return in early 2016 🙂

Homemade Hot Cocoa

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup hot water
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 4 cups milk (Dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Combine the cocoa, sugar, water, and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Over medium heat, stir constantly until the mixture boils. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the milk and heat, but do not boil.
  4. Remove from the heat and add vanilla; stir well. Serve immediately.

Recipe taken from: http://www.momables.com/how-to-make-homemade-hot-cocoa/