Pumpkin Muffins

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

If someone told me these beauties are pumpkin muffins, I wouldnt believe it. They didnt taste or smell like pumpkins. They tasted better than the store bought calorie-laden buttery muffins and let me tell you, I have used olive oil in place of butter. Plus, I have used only one blender jar to blend the batter and didnt have too many bowls and whisks to wash:)


All purpose flour-2 cups
Salt- a pinch
Baking powder-1 tsp
Eggs-4, at room temperature
Sugar-1 cup
Olive oil-1 cup
Pumpkin-2 cups, cubed and steamed
Mango essence-2 tsps


1. Preheat oven at a 350 deg F.

2. First, blend the eggs until foamy and light.

3.Add the essence and pulse.

4 Add the olive oil, steamed pumpkin, sugar and blend for a brief minute.

5. Slowly add a couple of tbs of flour and blend until you put in all the flour.

6. Line a muffin tin with liners and pour in the batter 3/4 of the way, leaving room for the muffins to rise.

7. Bake in the oven until the tops look yellowish and they pass a toothpick test.

8. Turn off the oven and remove from the tin and let cool for 10 minutes.

9. Enjoy!


  1. Good one.....

  2. These look wonderful. I have never used pumpkin in my my cooking and I don't think I ever had it either. I have always wondered how it tastes.

    1. If you haven't tried it yet, I think you must. It has a lot of benefit and also from the preferred food of our Prophet PBUH. It can be made into a savory curry of a dessert:)

  3. i dont like pumpkin at all..usually my mil makes pumpkin curry..but this form of pumpkin! really i can make it any day and eat it..i dont bake much..and the cakes or muffins recipe i have seen on net asks for just mixing all the dry nd wet ingredients well and not to overdo the mixing..but here u have blended everything in the jar..does this make the cake bread like having more voids and airy..just a question out of curiosity as i m learning to bake..

    1. Suhani, technically, you mix the dry and wet ingredients seperately. However, mixing the batter in a mixer or a blender makes the job easy and mixes it very well and the results are guaranteed:) Best of luck with baking!

  4. soft & delicious muffins!!
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  6. Never made muffins with olive oil.. they look delicious..

  7. hmmm now these look interesting. Gotta try 'em.

  8. Oh my, I wouldn't have believed they're pumpkin muffins either :) They look so good though, really moist (I'll have to bargain with mum for some pumpkin - she's big on using it in her soups) :)

    I think what I love just as much is the healthiness, I guess 1 cup of sugar never hurt anyone ;)



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