What better time to enjoy pumpkin then baking with it. I love everything pumpkin and my daughter is quickly following in my footsteps. She had a friend over last week and wanted to make something in the kitchen so, they both sat on the counter and made these muffins (with my help of course). I let them do as much as possible. (If you notice, the recipe is really kid friendly). The only change we made was to make them mini muffins instead of regular. They turned out soft, chewy, and perfect. These muffins are a great snack or perfect for breakfast with fruit and yogurt.
I decided to take a cookbook from my daughter's book shelf today :). Other than the fact that I love Paula Dean, it made a perfect first cookbook for my little girl. A bonus is that everything is all drawn out in pictures. She really likes to match up the pictures with the ingredients and equipment.
In separate bowl, whisk together brown sugar, molasses, oil, eggs, pumpkin, vanilla and buttermilk.
Add liquid to dry ingredients and stir together just until combined (Batter should be lumpy).
Laddle batter into muffin cups (tap pan on the counter to make sure you get all of the air bubbles out)
Bake for 20 mintues (the time was the same for our mini muffins)
Cool on wire rack