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Time Traveling Pumpkin Muffins {Menu Monday}

Food is a big part of my family’s life. We ate supper together every night at 5:00 for all of my 17 years at home. We would pass the food around the table, share stories from the day, and usually end up laughing at something that happened to one of us. It was a warm, loving and delicious time of day! There are certain foods that I call “time traveling foods,” because one bite instantly transports me back in time to those 5:00 suppers with my family.

Pumpkin muffins are one of those time traveling foods. My mom served them with supper often in the colder months – the flavor goes so well with autumn dishes. One bite and I’m right back at the kitchen table, laughing and talking with my family.

I don’t know where my Mom got this recipe, but it’s such a great one! I love that it doesn’t call for large quantities of anything – so it’s great to make when you’re running low on baking supplies. I hope you’ll try these simple muffins!

Is there a food that takes you back to a sweet family memory? Tell me about it in the comments!

Pumpkin Muffins Simple Recipe Come Home For Comfort

“Time Traveling” Pumpkin Muffins

  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1/2 C canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 C melted margarine or butter
  • 1 egg

Combine ingredients until they are just blended. Spoon batter into greased or lined muffin tins – sprinkle the tops with a little extra sugar just before baking. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

On The Menu


  • Cereal
  • Eggs and Toast
  • Pumpkin Muffins


  • Salads with leftover chicken or hard boiled eggs
  • Deli Sandwiches/Apples/Fruit Snacks/Banana Muffins (For Paul’s workday lunches)
  • Frozen Pizza
  • Turkey and Cheese Quesadillas



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