Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pumpkin poppers, anyone?

I'm not the biggest pumpkin fan-- I must admit. I will never willingly eat a piece of pumpkin pie. If I see pumpkin flavoured goodies in the grocery, I probably won't choose one for myself. But D loves pumpkin and so does C-- so because I want to be the cool mom and wife, I take one for the team and scour Pinterest for pumpkin recipes. 

A couple years ago, these pumpkin popper recipes were surfacing throughout the WWW so I decided to give it a go. My word... even the non pumpkin lovers among us (me) became friends with this recipe. The delicate spices and flavour of pumpkin really complimented each other really well. 

So my friends in honour of fall, I give you pumpkin poppers. Taken from The Clever Housewife but adapted (to make it a bit healthier) by me. 


  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour-  I use 1 cup whole wheat and 3/4 white and you really can't taste it.
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves (if you don't have this it's not a big deal)
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar ( i use just under this amount)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup pumpkin (fresh or canned, but not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ cup low-fat milk

  • For Coating
  • 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, melted (I only had salted on hand, and it worked just fine)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 and a 1/2  Tbs cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray your mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and whisk till combined.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients (oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk).
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until just combined (do not overmix).
  5. Using a cookie scoop, fill mini muffin tins until almost full. There should be plenty of batter to do this.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. While Poppers are baking, melt butter.
  8. In a small bowl combine your sugar and cinnamon.
  9. 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.
  10. Enjoy!
PS> You can save the rest of the pumpkin from the can for chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes-- another goodie. Maybe I will post that one next week!

As these finish so fast in my house, I never have time to take a picture of them but I snagged one courtesy Just a Pinch

This was C a couple years ago. She could.not.stop.eating.them. Neither could my dad who came to visit. And let's not talk about D. Really, let's not. 

Linking up today with the lovely ladies,  Kate and Emily for Tasty Tuesday.
 Kristen for Handmade Tuesday.
Ayesha for Delicious Dish Tuesday

Happy Fall, y'all!

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  1. These are right up my alley. I don't like pumpkin pie but I like it in other things. I'll have to give them a try.

  2. These look so good!!! Definitely going to try it!

  3. I am not a bug pumpkin fan either but these sound good in small doses.

  4. Im a a big fan of pumpkin so these sound very amazing! Thanks for linking up your recipe!

  5. Oh my word. This recipe looks heavenly. I'm a pumpkin fanatic, and this is something I'd love to try out. Thanks for sharing at DDT!

  6. These look DELISH! Perfect for this time of year :-D

  7. Those look sooooo delicious definitely need to save for future try!

  8. Those look sooooo delicious definitely need to save for future try!

  9. Yum! I have been wanting to try making these for a while now. And I'm all for adapting recipes to make them just a little more guilt-free!

  10. These look great! This is for sure on my fall list of things to try! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I made something similar last year and this post just made me so excited to try them again! I'm not quite as adverse to pumpkin as you, but I'd take apple or pecan pie over pumpkin any day :)

  12. These look TO.DIE.FOR!!! I love pumpkin recipes in the Fall. Can't wait to make these.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday! I'm featuring these as my favorite for this week's DDT! :) Feel free to come grab the "Featured Favorite" button, and please come by and share another fabulous recipe again tomorrow! <3

  13. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us on The Blended Blog! I have pinned it and hope to try it in the next few days. Sounds like pumpkin heaven.


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