9.22.2013

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Muffins with Wheat Flour and Greek Yogurt + This Week's Eats 9.22.13

Since it's officially fall, I have caved to to the lure of pumpkin.  Thankfully, it has been cool, rainy and windy today.  Ahhh, perfect for watching some football and baking.  Here's my enlightened/adapted version of these Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Muffins:



Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Muffins with Wheat Flour and Greek Yogurt


makes 18 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 
1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 
2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons AP flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespooons whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (or milk, almond milk, etc.)
Topping
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and prepare 2 muffin tins with paper liners or coat with cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer cream together the butter, yogurt and sugar until fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs until well combined.
  3. Add the pumpkin and mix well.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add them to the pumpkin mixture and mix partially. Add the buttermilk and then mix the batter until smooth.
  5. Scoop the batter evenly among 18 prepared muffin liners. Sprinkle them generously on top with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Bake the muffins 15 minutes and then let cool slightly before eating.

These taste (and smell) FANTASTIC.  I think they will be a big hit for school, and after-school, snacking.  By the way, the homemade Z Bars I tried last week just didn't turn out right for me.  They were more of a cake-y consistency than a chewy bar, and I'm not sure I'm a fan of protein powder in baked goods - this one left a weird aftertaste...

This Week's Eats
I'm linking up with Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers, be sure to check out all the great weekly menus!

3 comments:

  1. Ooh... I saw those muffins on Instagram and started drooling! I'm so excited to enjoy fall this year.

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  2. Yum! Adding this to my growing list of pumpkin recipes. I can imagine how the muffins would smell while baking.

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  3. Oh wow, those sound delicious! Pinned!!

    I love that you post your weekly eats. I'm looking for more inspiration for meals so I need to be sure to follow along!

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