For a wonderful fall breakfast, we ate pumpkin spice muffins made with cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh ginger juice, molasses, and golden raisins. After the muffins had a chance to cool, they were dipped in a molasses glaze.
A: helloooooooo fall.
T: hello. Fall.
A: uh… i wasn’t saying hello to you, T!
T: I know, and I wasn’t saying hello to you. I was saying hello to fall. Only slightly less enthusiastically than you. Not that I don’t like fall, i’m just not feeling peppy.
A: and maybe you just don’t like fall that much.
T: 😛 actually I love fall. I always get a fun nostalgic feeling. It always reminds me of a couple of years back.
A: I definately feel that. and then i hear that song by Better Than Ezra, “Time of Year”. And suddenly i’m a fallish wreck. I don’t know, but for some reason that song gets me right here. *points to her heart*
T: and it gets me right here. points to his neck.
A: shut-up! you love it!
T: it’s true, I do. And that reminds me of another song that gets me right here. points to his neck “I do” by Jude.
A: wow… i think we’ve now listed all the songs that have made me cry in the past six years – now maybe we should move on to the food, T!
T: We should. These pumpkin muffins were about as fall as a muffin can get. You know, I’m pretty sure I’ve never had a pumpkin muffin. How bout you? (are they common and I’ve just been left out for 25 years?)
A: i wouldn’t say that they’re uncommon, but i think pumpkin bread is the more common form. I’ve eaten pumpkin bread before, but never a pumpkin muffin. These were inspired mostly by all of the delicious pumpkin stuff i’m been seeing on blogs lately. Particularly by the incredibly awesome Nicole, from Pinch My Salt. I’ve been having to stare at her to-die-for mini-pumpkin cheesecakes and muffins for a while now and my god, i wanted something pumpkin!
T: yeah that stuff does look good. And these muffins were good, however they were not quite on the level of a pumpkin cheesecake. I mean, come on, pumpkin cheesecake. I mean. Seriously. that’s good.
A: i know, i know. but pumpkin cheesecake is nowhere as healthy as pumpkin muffins! and i wanted to make them for breakfast! what kind of people would we be if we were eating pumpkin cheesecake for breakfast!
T: we would be happy people, Amanda. Happy people.
A: heheheh 😛 larger happy people… but happy people none-the-less, i suppose. I think thanksgiving is a great time for us to induldge in pumpkin cheesecake. how ’bout you?
T: yes it is. Actually fall is a great time for us to indulge in all sorts of pumpkin treats. like…
A: on the real-a, hommes! like pumpkin risotto, pumpkin cheesecakes, pumpkin mash, pumpkin pancakes (savory and sweet), pumpkin breads… pumpkin… pumpkin… PUMPKIN!
T: the word pumpkin starts to look funny after a while. Pump kin. That’s just weird.
A: 😛 But what about the muffins!
T: muff ins. muf fins. muffins. I don’t know, that doesn’t look nearly as weird as pump kin.
A: silly boy! i’m talking about what you thought of these muffins!
T: they were quite tasty! I enjoyed the fruity chunks, and the molasses. I don’t know how they could possibly be improved (although I’m sure you will find a way). I give them a 4.4/5. How bout you?
A: I’m gonna go with a 4.33/5. They were quite a treat. sweet, but not too sweet. fruity, molasses-y. oh-yeah, they were the stuff my fall dreams are made of! thanks nicole, and all you foodbloggers out there that inspired me to make something with pumpkin!
T: Yes, and thank you mandy for putting pumpkin muffins in front of my face and saying, “eat, t-dog!”