Think muffins can't be frosted? My friend, you'd be wrong. These pumpkin muffins demand a little cream cheese topping. If buttering muffins is acceptable, I figure frosting them is okay, too.
I found this recipe at The Pioneer Woman Cooks, via a new fan site for Ree Drummond (who is the aforementioned Pioneer Woman). Foodie Fans of the Pioneer Woman will issue a new Pioneer-themed challenge every week. I answered the first challenge — making something from Ree's Thanksgiving recipe collection — with these little fellas.
There were a lot of options to choose from, and they all looked good. I could have gone with roasted carrots, pear crisp or dinner rolls, but I've been in a pumpkin frenzy lately and I was really on a roll. Plus, I had leftover pumpkin puree waiting for me in the fridge.
Well, I had some pumpkin puree waiting for me in the fridge, but not as much as the recipe called for. I substituted a little applesauce for what I lacked, and everything seemed to turn out just fine.
If you're feeling like some comfort food, or some Thanksgiving inspiration, Ree's site is a great place to start.