Thursday, October 7, 2010

tinkered muffins: fall edition



The rain stopped and left behind fallen leaves swirling around in the cool breeze. The perfect scenario for baking with windows wide open. The perfect day for baking pumpkin muffins!


Mix + raisins + applesauce + walnuts

Here's how I like to bake pumpkin muffins: easy-peasy. I start with a box of Pillsbury Pumpkin Quick Bread & Muffin Mix and then the tinkering begins ...



First, I cover a good handful of raisins with boiled water to plump them up. By the time I'm ready to add them to the other ingredients, they're ready, too. Just be sure to drain the water first.

I also add-in the contents of a small container of cinnamon applesauce.


Top with chopped walnuts

I follow the package directions for Quick Bread (1 cup water, 3 Tbsp oil, 2 eggs), add the raisins and applesauce, but bake the muffins using the temperature and time listed for muffins (400 degrees, 15 minutes).



So yummy for breakfast or a snack.

Other tinkered recipe posts:
tinkered berry muffins
tinkered preserves
easy as pie
cottage banana bread

xo
elyse

ps
My little guy is feeling much better. Thanks for all the sweet thoughts!

37 comments:

Free Pretty Things For You said...

yummy!!! today was a beautiful fall day here in cali too!! :)
I cant wait to live in North Carolina though!! :D

debi said...

Oooooooh! Yummy!! I'll be there for breakfast in the morning! hehe

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Do we all have pumpkin on the brain right now! I just love seeing all of these delicious pumpkin recipes...your muffins look so yummy.

Diane said...

Those sure look delicious, I bet your family enjoyed every bite! Hugs, Diane

Rustique Gal said...

Elyse, You are clever! I love mixes, and find that tinkering with them always is an improvement. This sounds GOOD! Cozy and Fallish.
Sherry

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh! That sounds like the ideal day to me, Elyse!

Love your tinkered muffins...easy peasy and delicious...just the way I like them!

Thanks for sharing your clever ideas, my friend! Hope you're having a wonderful night!

Julie

Scrap for Joy said...

I love plump raisins too!
I love it when you tinker...nobody does it quite like you.
Have a sunny weekend!
xoxo
Joyce

Suz said...

Elyse,
That looks so tasty. I am also taking a peek at your tinkering and you are doing very pretty things. I have been dying some clothespins as a result of watching you "tinker away" and now I have orange clothespins for the next three years! I found some great old ones from a friend, Hope Mallott, who has a store called Triple Trouble (she is a twin) but I also like the flat sided ones. It's kind of addictive...heehee!
Hugs,
Suz

Creative Grammie said...

OH I'm so hungry for a muffin now! Yours look so scrumptious!
We're waiting for the next batch of bananas to ripen on one of our trees; I love banana muffins. I don't know if I can wait.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Mmmm, perfect for a beautiful fall day! They look delicious and I love how you kicked them up! Twyla

It's me said...

Yammie yammie !! nice muffins...happy weekend darling.....love Ria....

NanaDiana said...

Elyse, Popping in from our road trip. Those look good enough to eat! hahaha- Lovely -I love this Blog of yours- xxoo Diana

Tracey said...

Hi Elyse! You've got me drooling over here...looks delicious!!! I have been craving pumpkin bread so bad lately, but just haven't had the time to do it yet - hopefully this weekend :)

Hugs ~

:) T

Pink Lady said...

this looks very delicious! my mouth is watering! haha!

have a beautiful weekend!!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

This is absolutely one of my favorite things! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes, muffins, coffee cake! Yep, I like pumpkins!

Zuzu said...

Yummers. Glad your little guy is feeling better!!!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh how Yummy looking Elyse! I'll have to put them on my "to-make" list :) I love the baking cups, what a sweet pattern. Hope your weeks been nice! It's finally sunny back on our coast, a nice change :)

Hugs, Cyn xox

koralee said...

Oh I love pumpkin my friend...I have never seen this pumpkin mix..must look for it.

Hugs for a great weekend...filled with fall fun. xoxoxo

Kit said...

Loved the sound of these muffins. Will give them a try for sure. Kit

Claudia said...

May I have one, please???

Ummm. Yummy.

Glad your little guy is feeling better!

xoxo
Claudia

Jeanne said...

These muffins look yummy Elyse. Fall is a perfect time for baking.
xo
jeanne

Kellie Collis said...

Looks so yummy and tasty! Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

BPOTW said...

What a yummy post!

Jill said...

Oh my, those look so yummy! Thanks for sharing such a great idea~ I'm going to have to give it a go!
Hugs,
Jill
PS: Hey, what's this about you scored some tickets to Martha?!! Please please tell us all about it! It sounds like so much fun!

Mary Ellen said...

Yummy looking muffins! I love your sweet bowl and of course that polka dot oil coth of yours too! Makes for a great photo session!!

So glad your little man is doing better- bet the muffins helped!!

bee blessed
mary

Beedeebabee said...

Delicious Elyse! My mouth is watering for one of these now!!! A trip to the market for supplies in my near future! Thanks so much for sharing. xo Paulette ;)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

yummy! and as always as a strolled through your posts, I adore your desigs.

Rose Brier Studio said...

Oh YUMMM!!!
I love muffins.
Your Moo cards are wonderful. I love those cute little slices of beauty.
~Marilee

Little Pink Studio said...

They look fantastic Elyse! I will try these this week and if they turn out well will send some off to my college student with her October care package. :)
Thanks so much for the recipe!
Cerri xo

myletterstoemily said...

oh, i loved trumped up box recipes. yours
looks delicious. thank you for the idea of
plumping up the raisins.

myletterstoemily said...

oh, i loved trumped up box recipes. yours
looks delicious. thank you for the idea of
plumping up the raisins.

Mery said...

awwww you have a wondefull blog! so colorfull! i love the muffins! they are so yummy!!!! ^^ hahaha

Jingle said...

Those sound super yummy!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Yummy, yummy! Such "sweet" pictures of baking in the kitchen! Thanks for the recipe sweetie!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

shabbydreaming said...

YUMMY!!!! they look so good!!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh YUM... I am SO in the mood!

Happy Fall.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Betty Jo said...

Every where I go today I keep running into such delicious goodies. Your muffins sound wonderful and look so beautiful. ♥