Halloween Pumpkin Muffins

SERVES: 6
PREPARATION TIME: 20min
COOKING TIME: 30
STANDING TIME:2min
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY:Easy 
COST:Low

 

INGREDIENTS
  • 200 g peeled pumpkin, cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup (70g) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sunflower, vegetable or liquid coconut oil
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • Cream cheese icing:
  • 125 g cream cheese, softened
  • 50 g butter, softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • Red and yellow food colours
Decorations:
  • Sour worms with green tails
  • 18 dark chocolate chips
  • Black icing pen
  • Orange sprinkles (optional)


METHOD

 

  1. Place TupperChef® Tupcakes Form on a baking tray.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan)
  3. Place pumpkin into a Micro Healthy Delight or Micro Cook Pitcher. Cover and cook in microwave on high/100%/900 watts for 3 minutes until soft. Cool slightly.
  4. Place pumpkin into an Extra Chef fitted with triple blade attachment. Lock in cover and pull cord several times until pumpkin is blended.
  5. Add remaining muffin ingredients to Extra Chef. Blend again until smooth.
  6. Spoon mixture into form. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden and firm.
  7. Stand in form 5 minutes before unmoulding. Cool completely.

 

FOR ICING:

  1. Add soft cream cheese and butter into clean Extra Chef fitted with paddle attachment. Lock in cover and pull cord several times until combined.
  2. Add icing sugar and blend again until smooth
  3. Add approximately equal drops of red and yellow colour until orange
  4. Spread icing over muffins
  5. Use a skewer or tip of knife to make vertical lines to look like a pumpkin. Cut green tails from worms and attach to the tops. Make eyes and nose with choc chips. Draw a zigzag mouth with icing pen. Sprinkle with orange sprinkles.
  6. Store in a Round or Sweet Keeper