MADDIE ASHLEY & SOPHIE ASHLEY
Looking for a delicious back-to-school treat? Want to get in the fall spirit? Summer has come to an end and it is time to embrace the fall season. I asked a few students what their favorite fall treats are to get an idea of what recipes people would like to see.
Freshman Mehar Atwal said he enjoyed eating pumpkin pie, so I decided to take the much loved pumpkin flavor and choose an on-the go option with pumpkin muffins. This recipe only takes about 30 minutes and will keep you snacking for days.
According to allrecipes.com, the first step is to preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and place paper liners in your muffin pan. Mix ¾ cup of sugar, ¼ cup of vegetable oil, and two eggs in a bowl. Next, add ¾ cup of canned pumpkin and ¼ cup of water.
Now for the dry ingredients: in a separate bowl, combine 1 ½ cups of flour, ¾ teaspoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
“When baking in the fall, I always add a touch of cinnamon as my secret ingredient,” said junior Samantha Cue.
To make your muffins even tastier, add ½ teaspoon of Cue’s secret ingredient to the dry ingredients. To this mixture, add the bowl of wet ingredients and stir to combine. You can also add chocolate chips, or you can leave the recipe as is. Finally, fill the muffin paper liners with about ⅔ cup of your homemade batter and bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
Your muffins will be hot and fresh out of the oven, ready for the whole family to devour.