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September 12, 2013

Pumpkin, Sage, and Browned Butter Muffins

Gluten Free Pumpkin, Sage, and Browned Butter Muffins
Gluten Free Pumpkin, Sage, and Browned Butter Muffins



I got stuck in a thunderstorm with a scared and crying 4-year-old today. It seems that every time we have a late summer storm it hits right before I have to go to the bus and wait for my oldest to come home. Now it wouldn't be as bad if the bus actually came in front of our house, it doesn't. I have to walk a block down the street and across to wait for the bus. Plus the bus is never on time so I have to arrive 5 minutes early. Today there was lightening, horrible rain and wind waiting for me as I stepped out the door. My 4-year-old was terrified and by the time I got to the bus stop I was sopping wet. It only got better as the tree across the street got struck by lightening and my oldest stepped off the bus crying. It wasn't the best weather scenario to be stuck in. Luckily the nasty weather brought our temperature down 25 degrees from yesterday's high, so I will take the cooler weather. Cooler weather always makes me think forward to fall and most of all fall baking. This week I tried a new recipe for Pumpkin, Sage, and Browned Butter Muffins from Martha Stewart Living.
Ritter Park Sign Huntington, WV
Ritter Park Sign Huntington, WV

This recipe has 11 ingredients. It takes 1 hour of total time, a half hour of which is active and makes 12 muffins. The original recipe was for 8 mini loaves. I have never owned mini loaf pans, with two boys mini loafs just aren't something that would be eaten in my house. Muffins on the other hand are very popular. Plus they are easy for my boys to grab from the kitchen on their own, which is much easier than cutting a loaf of bread for them. I ended up with 12 muffins and my baking time was approximately 20 minutes. I also made a batch of gluten free muffins. For the gluten free version I used gluten free all purpose baking mix. I do make my own gluten free baking mix on occasion, but this time I used pre-made boxed mix. The baking time for the gluten free muffins was around 25 minutes. I did not garnish the finished muffins with sage. I figured the sage flavor would be too intense and I know my two boys would comment and refuse to eat them.
Ritter Park Huntington, WV
Ritter Park Huntington, WV
The funny thing with this recipe is that the gluten free muffins turned out higher than the regular muffins. They were crumbly, but that is normal with gluten free baking. The regular muffins were a little intense on the sage flavor for my two boys. It is definitely more of an adult taste, with the browned butter and sage combination. However, I loved the gluten free muffins and ate two while they were still warm. This recipe would also make a great full size loaf, just increase the baking time to about an hour.

For the recipe go to Pumpkin, Sage, and Browned Butter Muffins.

Pumpkin, Sage, and Browned Butter Muffins


Recipe Type: Muffins
Summary:
A simple recipe for pumpkin muffins with fresh sage and browned butter. Great for fall baking!
Preparation Time: 0h, 30m
Cooking Time: 0h, 30m
Total Time: 1h, 0m
Yield: Serves 12

26 comments:

  1. Oh poor baby! Madison is scared of thunder storms. She never sleeps in her room when there's one. I used to always wonder why the bus drivers wouldn't drop the kids off at their house when the weather is horrible. Now this recipe only takes an hour which is certainly doable in my book compared to the 9 1/2 of that cinnamon raisin stata that I really wanted. Hope you're having a great week minus the storm.

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    1. I wish that they dropped off the kids closer. It's not bad when the weather is decent, but when we have thunderstorms or snow storms it can be nasty. I'm having a great weekend, I hope you are too :)

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  2. Oh no, the poor little guy. Our bus stop is right out in front of our house, but because there are trees, we can't see the bus coming up the street, so we have to go outside & wait. If it's raining, we wait in the car.

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    1. I wish that ours was in front of our house. We have to cross a busy street, so I don't trust my oldest to go to the bus by himself. Plus I don't trust other people :)

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  3. well, I never would have thought to put this combo together in a muffin but the flavors work well together! Have a great weekend!

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    1. The flavors really work nicely together. They are very fall! I hope you are having a great weekend also :)

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    1. I hate the thunderstorms we get here. About 4 years ago the tree in front of our house fell onto an old mans car when it got a lightening strike. Luckily he was okay, but it can be very scary!

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  5. I like savory muffins far better than sweet ones (unless we're talking cranberry/orange and then I'm a goner every single time).

    We've had the rain cool our temps way down too. Yesterday the air conditioner was running and the youngest went to school in shorts. Today I sent him with a jacket.

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    1. I'm a big fan of savory muffins also. Overly sweet muffins can make my stomach not happy :) I had to send my oldest in a coat on Friday also. It's crazy how the weather is at the end of summer!

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  6. Your muffins look absolutely amazing! I love your images too. Also - I love that this recipe is Gluten free. I'm committed to trying out a gluten free diet to help with my migraines.

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    1. I have had migraines since I was a teenager and they have gotten much better since I stopped eating gluten. I stopped eating it because I have celiacs, but it helped with the migraines also. I hope your migraines get better, they can be horrible to deal with :(

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  7. Look delicious! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks :) I hope your having a great weekend also!

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  8. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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    1. Thanks for the heads up, I was sick this week so I didn't get the chance to link up. But I'll keep it in mind for next week :)

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  9. Hi Ann~ Your muffins sound wonderful, never thought to put pumpkin and sage together~ Lovely combination~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. The combination really works great together!

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  10. What a great fall treat! My four year old is scared of storms too. That stinks about the bus.
    Angela @ Time with A & N

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    1. I'm not a big fan of storms myself :) It would be nice if the bus came a little bit closer!

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  11. looks inviting, mouthwatering, delicious and so easy to prepare!

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    1. They are really easy and the flavors are great together!

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  12. These look so good! I just wanted to stop by after seeing your post on the BLM Girls Facebook page. So welcome to the group!

    I'm also a blogger and clutch designer. See you in the blogosphere!

    xo,Cortnie
    http://stylelustpages.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by :) Going over to check out your page now!

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  13. These muffins look amazing! I love sage but I've never paired it with pumpkin before. I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-10

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    1. The flavors go really well together. I added my link to your link up, thanks for the heads up :)

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