A Southern Grace: seeds of yesterday

November 9, 2014

seeds of yesterday


Are you sick of Krusteaz yet? Tough (non-Krusteaz) cookies if you are, because I most definitely am not.

If you're in need of a quick, filling, and tasty breakfast that happens to be seasonal, somewhat nutritious, and super easy, I suggest these pumpkin spice muffins made using Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix, some roasted pumpkin seeds (from our cyclops jack-o-lantern!), and a handful of granola.

The seeds add an amazing and unexpected crunch to these perfectly spiced and moist muffins. I added the granola at the last minute and I liked the texture and flavor it contributed. If you're on top of things and make your own granola, all the better.

Seedy Pumpkin Muffins
Makes 11
  • 1 box Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup homemade granola (or store bought, if you must)
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease or line muffin pan with paper baking cups.
Stir together water, oil, egg, and muffin mix until moistened. Fold in the seeds and granola.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake 14-16 minutes, turning halfway through, or until golden brown.
Cool 5 minutes; gently loosen and remove from pan. Store cooled muffins in tightly covered container.


~~louise~~ said...

Your enthusiasm for Krusteaz is infectious Grace:) I must say popping those muffins in the oven couldn't be easier though. I just went to the website and the prices seem to be pretty reasonable.

Thanks for sharing, Grace...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, tempting and wonderfully seasonal!



Angie's Recipes said...

Simple and quick to prepare..and I am very sure they are delicious too.

Pam said...

I bet the seeds give these muffins nice flavor & texture. They look terrific Grace.

Marjie said...

Who could be sick of easy and delicious? Both of these words describe your muffins!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

I "love" your idea of adding granola and the pumpkin seeds! You definitely know how to enjoy a good muffin!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

Ooh I would love to try pumpkin seeds in an autumn spice muffin! :D
Perfect way of adding a bit more texture!

Choc Chip Uru

Joanne said...

Love that you added some granola on top for your own twist to these! Mmm.

Erica said...

Simple, quick and delicious!I love that kind of recipes for busy days!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I want to buy some but I'm afraid that I won't be able to here in Australia!

Barbara said...

Great looking muffin, Grace. And easy as well. I love your additions of pumpkin seeds and granola. Crunchy, indeed!

Carolyn Jung said...

Love the seeds and granola in these muffins. I bet they add a great texture, as pumpkin cake or muffins on their own can be kind of one-dimensional soft.

Juliana said...

Yes Grace, I like it simple and I love the pumpkin seeds in it!
Hope you are enjoying your week :)

Anonymous said...

these muffins must taste so good...can imagine how good pumpkin seeds will go in there...we can never have enough,thanks :-)