Currently – I’m sitting inside with three shirts on, one scarf and one coat. I’ve been in Chicago for the last few days visiting my family and it’s no surprise that I showed up just in time for the first snow. It always knows when I’m coming.
In my parents house, there are 3 options to get warm – first, don’t take your coat off, second, turn up the heat when no one is looking… but by far the most effective method is to BAKE. Crank that oven and when you’re done leave it open to feel every last bit of the heat. Today I’ll be keeping warm by baking Christmas cookies with my mom and sister – but these pumpkin corn muffins have been a favorite lately.
This is a spin on my favorite corn muffin recipe – and a perfect use for a bit of leftover pumpkin puree that you might have now that you’re in the throes of Thanksgiving cooking. The pumpkin flavor is light here (if you’re craving pumpkin-ey pumpkin muffins, use this recipe), but it makes these corn muffins lightly sweet, slightly healthier, and very delicious. I love to eat them for breakfast or along with a hot bowl of chili.