The Freshman Cook: 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. 

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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 

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