pumpkin muffins.


I seem to have it in my head that Autumn has already approached. The calendar would beg to differ, but what can I say? We get a bit of an early start here in the Prairies.

One early morning last week {read: eight am. that's plenty early for this girl}, I woke up and decided that it was quite simple. I could go no longer without the savoury taste of pumpkin muffins -- no matter what the calendar said. Odd thought to have first thing in the morning? Probably. But, thank goodness I did.

These delectable little lovelies are a huge hit in my family, and they're oh-so-perfect for an Autumn picnic in the park, or to have with a cup of tea, whilst wrapped up in a cozy blanket.

3/4 cup wheat bran
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup crushed pecans
1 cup pure pumpkin
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup 1% buttermilk
1/4 cup oil

In a bowl, combine bran, flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda, and crushed pecans. In the mixer, combine pumpkin, beaten egg, buttermilk and oil. Mix on low, while gradually adding the flour mixture. Mix just until moist {do not over stir}. Spoon batter into greased muffin tins and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, or until tops are firm to the touch.

Enjoy! What's your favourite food or beverage for Autumn?



ps. i'm making an faq page for the blog, so if you have any questions -- shoot! serious or silly. it's all good.


  1. I love pumpkin muffins! They're especially good with chocolate chips. ;) And I love how autumn-y these pictures are. Today, I woke up and it was actually cool outside. Gotta love fall weather. :)

  2. these look absolutely delicious! make some for me, please? ;)

  3. Mmm! We always bake pumpkin cookies and they are so delicious. I definitely want to try making these soon. It finally got cool here today -- fall is my favorite.
    ps. love the new look ;)
    pps. my question for you is what camera you use and your best photography tip

  4. oooh those look delish! I love the feel of these pictures! And my favorite beverage for Autumn is apple cider. =)

  5. Yum! Apple cider with a cinnamon stick always makes me think of fall.

    a question: How did you come up with your blog title?

  6. your moccasins make me swoon. I mean, really, does it get any better? mine from last year unfortunately broke after traipsing through Paris in them (note to self: they're not the best walking shoes, especially in the rain). getting new ones for this fall is high on my list.

    those muffins look delicious. I'm going to have to give them a try!

    as for questions: if you could choose, which three people that you've met through blogging would you like to meet in real life?

  7. Hi Abbey,
    I had no idea you had a blog! I was just checking Erica's blog and saw she had yours on her blog list so of course I had to check it out. Your photos are amazing (of course) and I am pleasantly surprised and delighted with your writing. I am going to add you to my blog list, OK? Then I can keep up with your posts. I guess school is starting up soon - here in Nova Scotia they start tomorrow...maybe you have already gone back in Manitoba? Anyway, hope this school year will be a good one for you. Also, I like pumpkin muffins, although I've never made the recipe you posted here. It sounds healthier than my recipe, so I'll have to try it!

  8. I love everything pumpkin flavored, but pumpkin muffins are my absolute favorite! xo

  9. Oh you....oh...you, you blessed, amazing, beautiful girl., you!!!
    You just read my mind. I have been wanting something with pumpkin since the first day of spring {spring and summer aren't my seasons, really} and now that it's *finally* almost autumn, my dad won't look at me like I'm crazy anymore and he'll go to the store and buy my pumpkin and bran and cinnamon and nutmeg and oh my goodness I can just imagine what my house would smell like! That's it. I think I'm going to make your muffins now. Bye! Great post :))
    -Jocee <3
    {pee ess: Your moccasins are just adorable! I think it's Oxford weather now, don't you think?}

  10. lovely- i can't wait to try this recipe for when autumn comes!

    Q: what do you want to pursue as a career? ...and... what motivated you to start blogging? oh! oh! and- what, if any, photo editing software do you use?

    xx flor

  11. Love the pictures! I think I need to make some pumpkin muffins now. I love pumpkin anything in the winter/fall. We, I guess more fall. :)

  12. oh wow...these look so good. definitely making these and getting some hot apple cider from the apple orchard!


  13. I love your moccasins! I have a Minnetonka pair and for Christmas last year I got the fringe boots. I can’t wait to wear them this Fall! :)
    I love your blog. So sweet.

  14. I love your moccasins! They're way too cute -- perhaps I'll have to go look for a pair of my own. ;) And I'm a serious pumpkin adorer + autumn gal/lover, soooo...that recipe looks and sounds perfect!

  15. I can't wait to make these muffins :)
    (love the moccasins!)

  16. Those shoes are adorable! Seriously beautiful; and the muffins look delish.

    Hm, my question would be:
    What is one of the biggest goals you have in life?

  17. my favourite fall food is apple cinnamon muffins! yum yum yum! :)

  18. I love your shoes! <3 They are seriously so dreamy!

    Lost in the Haze

  19. I need more pumpkin in my life! My brother went to Washington DC last autumn and we made him a pumpkin pie for when he came back, and I made stupidly spicy soup too. But this year, I have a feeling these muffins will become a staple.

  20. Oh those look heavenly! Your shoes are cute too.

    Let's see here...my question would have to be: What type of camera do you shoot with?

  21. Oooh...those look heavenly! I love baking with pumpkin, and especially making pumpkin pancakes *mouth waters*.
    But I would have to say my favorite Autumn drink would be the classic hot cocoa.

  22. Mmm! They look good Abbey! I can almost smell them.


  23. I like Shipyard Pumpkinhead beer, sweet potatoes, and hot apple cider with cinnamon.

  24. Pumpkin is one of my favorite things about Autumn. Apples and apple cider, too! These muffins look delicious - I love that they're relatively healthy too! :)

  25. Mmm, pumpkin muffins look delicious. <3
    If you wouldn't mind sharing it, what's your Instagram?