‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice everything! What better way to get into the fall spirit than to make warm, tasty treats? Baking is also a great way for kids to practice counting, measuring, and following detailed instructions.
Thy this sweet recipe with your little pup, and top it off with PAW Patrol ears for a punny, pup-kin twist!
What You’ll Need
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/3 cups light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/3 cups pumpkin purée
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12-cup muffin pan
Muffin pan liners, or non-stick cooking spray
Printable Pup-kin Toppers (print below)
How to Make
Step One: Heat the oven to 350°F. Prepare the muffin pan with liners, or grease the pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Step Two: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
Step Three: In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
Step Four: Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each one.
Step Five: Mix in the pumpkin purée and vanilla extract.
Step Six: Stir in the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
Step Seven: Place batter into the prepared muffin cups so they are 3/4 of the way full.
Step Eight: Place the muffin tin in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, until a tester comes out with few crumbs.
Step Nine: Let the muffins cool enough to handle, then transfer them to a wire rack.
Step Ten: Make two shallow cuts into the top each muffin and insert printable ears. Serve warm.
Whether you need a Thanksgiving dessert or even just an activity for a crisp day, this PAWsome recipe is sure to please!