Over the weekend, I decided to do some cooking and baking. When I feel stressed out, I enjoy baking the most unhealthy foods possible, and then giving away the finished product. Because if I don’t, I will eat it. All. Because when I’m stressed, I eat. A lot. In any case, the guys at work can enjoy the creations of my stressed out moods 🙂 The first thing I made was little ‘pumpkin poppers’ which I got the recipe from at Domestically Speaking. These are so good, and perfect for the chilly Fall-like weather we had this weekend.
Here’s what you’ll need to bake yourself some of these tiny bites of heaven
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. allspice
- 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup pumpkin
- 1/2 cup milk
To dip in:
- 1 stick unsalted melted butter
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp. cinnamon
These were ridiculously easy to make. First preheat the oven to 350 F and spray down your mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and spices and mix well.
In a separate bowl, mix oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk. Add flour mixture and stir until JUST combined.
Fill mini muffin tins and bake 10-12 minutes.
Once removed from pan and cool enough to touch, melt butter and mix sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Dip in butter and roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture until well coated.
And then enjoy the deliciousness that is this recipe. They taste like donut holes. And it’s impossible to not eat just one. Which is why I packed them up and brought them with me to work. Guys don’t get fat when they eat junk. Plus it makes me happy to see someone enjoying what I make.