These are not healthy muffins, but they are delicious muffins. My friend Erica brought these muffins to us once and my daughter said "wow, mom, I wish you could bake like Valerie's mom." Yup.
These make great mini muffins. Actually, they are more like mini baked doughnuts. Also, this recipe makes a lot. Here is Erica's recipe, shared without permission, but she probably won't mind:
Mix in bowl:
1 cup oil (or applesauce)
3 cups sugar (yikes. I told you they weren't healthy)
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ginger
Mix until combined. Spray mini muffin tins or use paper liners. Fill tins 2/3 way, sprinkle top of muffins with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 12 minutes.
Here are some other favorite pumpkin recipes to enjoy this fall: