Is it possible to pack all of the best flavors of fall into one little muffin? That’s what I was wondering and that was what I set out to do.
So, I got to work by setting out all of my favorite fall flavors and adding a bit of this and a bit of that until the batter had that smell that just said fall to me. Combine that with a bottle of New & Improved PAM Spray and these muffins turned out perfectly and tasted as delicious as they smelled!
Pumpkin Apple Pecan Muffins
- 1 c. canned pumpkin
- 1/3 c. vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. maple syrup
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 t. nutmeg
- 1/8 t. allspice
- 1 apple, peeled and diced
- 1/2 c. chopped pecans
- 1 1/2 c. flour
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
1. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, oil, eggs, sugars, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice until fully mixed. Stir in apples and pecans.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a seperate bowl. Fold into pumpkin mixture just until combined.
3. Spray muffin tin with PAM Cooking Spray. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Enjoy!
Now, let me give you the scoop on that New & Improved PAM Spray I mentioned earlier. I’ve always loved the idea of a cooking spray much more than I actually liked using it. Part of the issue for me was always the way the overspray would burn onto pans, especially muffin tins. When I was approached about trying out this new version of PAM, the description had me cautiously optimistic.
I decided to really test it out to see just how well it work. So I sprayed my muffin tin with wild abandon.
The first thing I noticed was that while the muffins baked, all I could smell was that delicious fall scent and not the burning of excess cooking spray.
After pulling the muffins out of the oven, I was shocked with what I saw. I mean, this is pretty impressive, isn’t it?
Do you see that? The PAM cooking spray did not burn or bake onto the pan. And then this…look at how clean the pan is as I took out the muffins.
I have never had such an easy time cleaning a muffin tin after using cooking spray as I did this time!
So far, I’m definitely a fan of the New & Improved PAM. I’ll be testing it out with a new ooey, gooey casserole recipe next week and we’ll see how it holds up to that test. But it’s looking good so far.
You can visit PAM’s facebook page for more info on the new spray.
Disclosure: I am being compensated to write this post. I also received products, including PAM Cooking Spray, to aid in the development of this recipe. Yet as always, both the recipes and the opinions are 100% my own.