My darling Dallas has made it through two entire weeks of staying under 90 degrees, so I think it’s finally time for a fall baking moment. Side Bar: I’ve also made it through another week of the ebolapocalypse. Really people, this is a serious issue, but more serious is the fact that there have been 3 confirmed cases in the country and we’re acting like we’re going to war. and yet 32000 people died of the flu last year. So chill with the hysteria and go get a flu shot. Ok, rant over.
It was a short baking moment, just a quick 20 minutes recipe to take a break from outlining Civil Procedure and analyzing the Texas Penal Code, but a moment long enough to smell the cinnamon, whip a whisk, and bake a little something for study group this afternoon.
So here’s the recipe for the most fabulous little poppable bites of pumpkin spice greatness. Recipe borrowed and modified from this fabulous blog.
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice (You’re going to what to sprinkle this on your entire life)
- ½ tsp allspice
- ⅛ tsp ground cloves
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ cup pumpkin (fresh or canned, but not pumpkin pie filling)
- ½ cup low-fat milk — I used soy- tasted great.
- For Coating
- 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, melted
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar — (I used brown sugar for this and it was spectacular)
- 2 Tbs cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350° and spray your mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and whisk till combined.
- In another bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients (oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk).
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until just combined (do not overmix).
- Using a cookie scoop, (or measuring spoon) fill mini muffin tins until almost full. There should be plenty of batter to do this.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- While Poppers are baking, melt butter.
- In a small bowl combine your sugar and cinnamon.
- Let the poppers cool for a few minutes before rolling them around in the melted butter and then plunging them into their cinnamon sugar bath.
- Enjoy! and Share!
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.
Now back to class work. It’s been a crazy 8 weeks, but I am holding my own (or at least i think so. won’t really know until finals and that is like freddy vs jason terrifying, but I’m pushing through!)