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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Starbucks Pumpkin Muffins

I am a regular Starbuck's customer, but I have yet to see these in my local Starbucks.  Nevertheless, these are spectacular, delicious, super yummy muffins.  You should make them today and share them with all your loved ones.   They will love you even more!

This recipe has 3 main steps so it is a bit time consuming.
  • Sweet Cream Cheese

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Mix all 3 ingredients well and set aside.

  • Candied Pumpkin Seeds

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • Combine sugar, water and cinnamon in a small saucepan and bring to boil, stirring constantly.
  • Add in pumpkin seeds.  Boil3 mnutes. Pour on a plate, separating seeds as much as possible.

    Muffin Batter

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs 
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugr
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
Mix sugars, oil, and pumpkin puree.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix well.  Add in remaining ingredients.
Beat just until well mixed.  Put cupcake papers in muffin tin.  Fill 2/3's full.  In the center of each muffin place 1 T. of the cream cheese mixture.  Push down into the muffin.  Sprinkle with seeds.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

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