This time of year we do many things pumpkin and that includes nearly a weekly batch of some sort of pumpkin muffins or bread! Growing up there was nothing more that I enjoyed than a muffin! Even as an adult when I wanted something sweet I craved muffins. In most cases, muffins are essentially a morning cake, not so healthy given they are loaded with unhealthy oils, sugar and white flour. I love muffins because they are quick and easy to pull together, they feel like a treat compared to a bowl of oatmeal, they freeze and travel well. For a working mom (or any mom/dad for that matter) muffins are king when you need a quick, healthy breakfast for zombie like munchkins in the morning.
I like to prep and mix the dry ingredients in a big mixing bowl and prep the muffin tin the night before. Then in the morning I quickly whip together the wet ingredients and combine everything up and pop them in the oven before I go to work. The girls wake up to a heavenly pumpkin spice scented house with warm healthy muffins waiting for them in the kitchen for breakfast! It can’t be beat!!
I save half the batch or make a double batch and freeze them in the freezer when we need a quick snack or easy breakfast. A little on the OCD side I often have a selection of labelled containers of muffins in the freezer for the girls to choose from. They love it because they feel like they are in a bakery choosing what they will have for breakfast or snack the next day. Takes a little prep work or organization but for us, makes the crazy mornings easier.