The Oilfield Cafe: Pumpkin Muffins



Recently, while I was going through my recipe book, I found this recipe for Pumpkin Muffins tucked away between the pages. With it being the season for pumpkins and all, I thought this would be the perfect time to share it with you. I have no idea where this recipe came from originally. The copy I have is hand written on a rather grubby piece of folded in half copy paper and I think I have modified it over the years, so I guess it’s pretty much my own recipe. Finding this recipe brought back some sweet memories from the time before camper life when we gardened and had fresh pumpkin in great supply.

If you decide to make this recipe, I highly recommend that you use fresh pumpkin instead of canned. Making fresh pumpkin puree is super simple. All you have to do is cut your pumpkin into pieces, brush it with a little olive oil, place it in the oven at 350 degrees until tender, take it out of the oven to cool, scoop the pulp out and puree it in the blender. If there is any left over from your recipe, you can place it in plastic bags and freeze it to use later.


Pumpkin Muffins

2 c Unbleached White Flour (I’ve also used 1 c white flour and 1 c wheat flour in this recipe)

¼ c Sugar

3 Tsp Baking Powder

½ Tsp Salt

½ Tsp Cinnamon

1 Egg

½ c Milk

1 c Pumpkin Puree

¼ c Vegetable Oil

Sift together dry ingredients. Beat milk and egg together and add to mixture. Add oil to mixture. Add pumpkin puree to bowl and mix well.

Spoon mixture into well greased muffin tins. Bake for 25 minutes at 425 degrees.

Enjoy with a cup of tea, coffee or pumpkin spice beverage of your choice!

About chelsea

Chelsea is mama to 4 year old Will and partner to her oilfield man and best friend of 16 years, Jacob. She splits her time between the family’s camper in the North Dakota Oil Patch and a small urban homestead in Kentucky. Chelsea writes about the family’s camper adventures at She is a batik artist and loves teaching others about the art of batik at She can also be found working on her other sites and In her moments of spare time she enjoys knitting, sewing and gardening.

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