Is there anything more "fallish" than the smell of a pumpkin roasting? Perhaps the smell of pumpkin muffins baking. Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp chose the perfect Fall recipe for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie.
I just love roasting squash and pumpkins so I bought a great big pumpkin, cut it in half, removed the seeds and put it in a 350F oven for an hour and a half. Once cooked, it was really tender so I just scooped out the flesh, mashed it with a fork and voilà! homemade pumpkin purée.
I used pumpkin seeds in the muffins and also on top to decorate. I just thought as long as we were in pumpkin mood, why not go all the way! I loved the spices in these and the golden raisins added just the right amount of sweetness. I might make my next batch with chocolate chips though as the kids didn't care much for the raisins. I figured as much!
These muffins are perfect on a cool morning with a hot cup of coffee. So if you're in the mood for pumpkin muffins, visit Kelly for the recipe. And if you're curious to see what the other TWD members thought of the muffins, check out the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll!