Wednesday, September 23, 2009

mommy's helper.

I have the cutest little helper in the world.

He likes to help me with all my 'round the house jobs.

Including baking.

He loves to mix things. Like mommy, like son. I love to mix, too.

It's just the cleaning up part I don't really care for. But my little helper, he'd do my dishes too if I let him. He's that sweet.

Pumpkin-pecan muffins were on the agenda the other day.

His favorite part of baking is the mixing, but his second favorite thing is sprinkling the cinnamon sugar on top.

But these muffins aren't your run of the mill muffins.

No siree. They are fiber packed. Whole wheat, baby. Check it out...

Pumpkin-Pecan Muffins

1 and 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/4c. wheat germ
1/2 c. chopped pecans
15 oz. of cannned pumpkin
1/3 c. vegetable oil or applesauce
2 large eggs
1 c. sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
cinnamon sugar for sprinkling <-optional

Makes 12.

1- Mix flour, baking power and wheat germ in a small bowl.
2- Mix together pumpkin, oil, eggs, spices, sugar baking soda, salt and pecans in a large bowl until mixed well. Mix in flour mixture until just combined.
3- Fill muffin tins generously. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
4- Bake in a 350 oven, 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!

Oh btw, yesterday was my one year blogversary! Yay!

You can read my very first post here if you want to.

I sure wish I could find that taffy again this year, though. Loved that stuff.


  1. happy blogaversary! yea! :)
    These muffins look awesome. I wonder if taking out the pecans would make a taste difference? (we've got a nut allergy in the house.)

  2. Happy Blogiversary!! Too cool.:)

    Those muffins look fabulous! I like how the little guy likes to help out mommy. I'm thinking my son is going to be the same way. Yay!

  3. Happy Blogversary! Yum for pumpkin and fall :)

  4. I remember my kids wanting to help out with the cleaning until it became their chore, then it was like pulling teeth to get them to help.

    Thanks for the recipe!!

    Sassy Chica

  5. THERE you are!! Goodness I have missed seeing you around bloggyland!

    What a yummy fall recipe I must try!!!

  6. That is SO FUNNY that your first post was about that candy corn taffy!

    You know last year I DID go to Wal mart and find that taffy.

    And eat like ALOT more than I ever ever should of, LOL!!!!!

  7. Yummm, those looks so eatable and tasty, lol. But I especially like your sweet little helper in the kitchen. Sure adds joy to life huh?

  8. I wonder what if I get to taste that .I just wanted share my thought on feeding kids Healthier Foods
    Its time to invest in children health, protect them against food that are putting them at risk and teach them healthy habit that will last through life

  9. Great, looks delicious ..Have you ever tried healthy soups made of vegetables such as sweet peas ,zucchini ,spinach etc..Kids will love the taste. Healthier foods