Saturday, October 1, 2011

Club Baked:Pumpkin Cheddar Muffins

Today for Club Baked we are making Pumpkin Cheddar Muffins. This recipe is perfect for the beginning of fall. It even has a fall taste to it. Ok, maybe that's not possible, but it does remind me of fall, and all the good foods that are available this time of year. The strong pumpkin taste is definitely in control of the finished product. The insides are soft and fluffy like a good muffin should be, and with a smattering of soft cream cheese, oh,  it is so very good! This is an easy recipe that may just become your family favorite!
The recipe features the usual suspect list
of ingredients for baking muffins, 
except for one surprise visitor.
What is it?
Cayenne Pepper! I would have never guessed that 
these muffins contained cayenne pepper, but they do!
It makes the muffins interesting and complex!?
I don't think I have ever used that word to describe
a flavor before, but it actually fits these muffins!
Of course, you already figured out that 
there is cheddar cheese involved.
 They are gorgeous and rustic looking,
don't ya think?
Super pretty, super tasty, super muffins!

This is a great recipe. You will be glad you tried it. 

To see the entire recipe go to
Billie is our hostess this week!

The recipe we used at Club Baked is from Baked Explorations.
It is written by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito.
So far, I can't find any recipe in the book that I don't like.
We are baking our way through the book, and it is so much fun!
If you would like to join us, visit us at 


  1. Your muffins looks great! Good pics! We loved these muffins.

  2. Yours look good! I was a wuss and didn't use the cheese or pepper - i went for a less risky sweet version, but everyone who posted liked the savory version! I think I'll have to try these the original way very soon, now I'm curious!

  3. They are rustic looking. Glad you enjoyed them. We did too!

  4. Your muffins look great. It was fun trying this recipe. I didn't expect to like them, but was pleasantly surprised!

  5. Love the look of your blog. I'm a librarian, so I really dig the book background.

    I loved the cayenne pepper, too. It added a great kick.

  6. They are rustic looking- agreed. Nice job- they look delicious.

  7. Great job! I was skeptical of this recipe too.....but shouldn't have been......those Baked Boys haven't let me down yet!