Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: September 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

30-Minute Fried Maple Longjohns

Impress the kids {and husbands!} with this breakfast show stopper.
A creative short-cut makes them darn easy!

30-Minute Fried Maple Long Johns...a new short-cut makes these long johns easy and quick!  Buttery, flaky and soft with a delicious maple icing! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.

Breakfasts around here, especially on school days, are quick and easy.  Often a bowl of cereal, possibly an egg, a bowl of yogurt topped with granola or perhaps a smoothie.  It seems we have about 3 seconds from start to finish to get everyone fed and out the door.

Tell me again why some of my kids want to sleep in on school days, yet for the life of them cannot do it on Saturdays?

I'm dumbfounded.

I mean, our mornings are so crazy that last week we were three steps out of the door, on our way to loading up in the van when my oldest announced, "Mom, it's Wednesday, don't we have a late start?"

Why yes, lovely son.  We do start late every-stinkin-Wednesday, for reasons I cannot explain other than to annoy every other mother in our school district.

We scooted our behinds back inside which only allowed my three to fight endlessly and to find myself twiddling my thumbs in the corner secrectly praying for that hour to pass quickly.

30-Minute Fried Maple Long Johns...a new short-cut makes these long johns easy and quick!  Buttery, flaky and soft with a delicious maple icing! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

On that day, I'm fairly certain it was a "let's see who can gulp this smoothie down the fastest" type of morning, only to find ourselves bored for the next hour waiting.

I should have made these fried maple long johns!  I would have had plenty of time!

Only I had yet to create them in my head.  That came a few days later while laying in bed, knowing I should be getting up to walk the dog while the house was still quiet.  Knowing I should have prepped their lunches the night before.  And fully knowing that no one was going to deliver my cup of joe to me in bed, so I had better get my butt up and moving.

Yep, I woke up dreaming of donuts.  What can I say I'm a food blogger.  Growing up I used to stay at a friend's house and her mom would use canned biscuits {cutting out the hole in the middle} to fry up donuts and then dust them in cinnamon an sugar.  They were heavenly. For reasons I cannot explain, some 25+ years later I'm finally remembering it.  Thankfully, for you my friends, I gloriously pulled out the memory from my brain.

I wonder if I'll remember the conversation I had with my 3 year old yesterday.  It went something like this.

"Mom, do you have make-up on?"

"Yes"

"Oh...{long dramatic pause}...I can see you soooooooo much better now!  You don't look so goofy."

I love her.  I love her.  I love her.

At least I keep telling myself that.  I should have hid these long johns from her.  Especially after I realized TWO DAYS AFTER THE FACT last week that she also cut a nice big hunk of hair out of the back of her head.

I have three kids under the age of 8.  I can't keep track of them all the time.

30-Minute Fried Maple Long Johns...a new short-cut makes these long johns easy and quick!  Buttery, flaky and soft with a delicious maple icing! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

But let's hop back to these long johns.

The short-cut of using refrigerated biscuit dough allows you to make these every darn Saturday if you'd like.  Your waist line will grow, but I'll leave that decision up to you.  Start to finish in under 30 minutes!

And we cannot forget that maple frosting.  It's a true THING around here in the Midwest. Donut shops all around will always have a maple version.  It is the one I reach for every single time.  I do know a few people who don't like the flavor {ahem, my brother}, but that's fine, let them have the chocolate ones.

You can find maple extract at most grocery stores, but if you can't or live in timbuktu you can purchase some HERE.  It will last awhile {unless you make these every single Saturday}, so the $4.22 price tag is worth it.

30-Minute Fried Maple Long Johns...a new short-cut makes these long johns easy and quick!  Buttery, flaky and soft with a delicious maple icing! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Get ready to bite into a flaky, buttery, crispy on the outside, super soft on the inside donut that will change your life forever.

Golly, they are so easy I've decided the next time I make them, I'll be delivering some to my friends. Because who doesn't LOVE homemade long johns delivered on their doorstep?


Yield: 8

30-Minute Fried Maple Long Johns

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 12 MINStotal time: 22 mins
Bakery style, yet no bakery fuss! These long john donuts are done in less than 30 minutes. Go ahead and lick up that extra maple icing that drips off. It's okay.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 16.3 oz can refrigerated biscuits (8 to a can)
  • Vegetable or Canola oil
Maple Icing
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 t. maple extract
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 t. salt
  • 3 T. milk, plus additional to achieve the proper consistency

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Using a large rimmed skillet, fill the pan with oil, about 2 inches high. Turn on to medium heat, this should take about 5 minutes to heat up. To test, break off a very small piece of biscuit dough and drop it in. If it bubbles and floats to the top the oil is ready.
  2. Open up the canned biscuits and gently spread them apart with your fingers, pulling horizontally to about 5-6 inches long.
  3. Place 3 pieces of dough into the hot oil at a time, cooking 2 minutes a side until a deep golden brown. Once both sides are fried, remove and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain and cool.
  4. While the long johns are frying, mix together the maple icing. Stir together the powdered sugar, extracts, salt and milk. Add enough milk to bring the icing to a fairly thin consistency. Pour the icing into a shallow pan that will be easy for dipping.
  5. When the long johns have cooled down, dip the puffy side into the maple icing and place on a wire rack to set. Repeat this process twice.
  6. Eat immediately - as they are best fresh!
Created using The Recipes Generator

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Rustic Flat Bottom Apple Pie

Apple {pie!} season is officially here.
Don't be intimidated by this one - it's rustic and simple!

Rustic Flat Bottom Apple Pie...the lazy baker's pie dream!  A simple pie crust filled with juicy seasoned apples, folded up and baked to perfection.  Top with a healhy dose of whipped cream or ice cream and dessert is set. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Hooray for apple season! Around these parts apple season starts in late August and lasts well until the end of October. Whether you live a bit more north or a hare more south, Fall is generally all about the apples.

When my kids first start entering preschool, the 4 year old class always took a morning trip to the apple orchard. When I was available I went along...who doesn't want to tag along for that trip? And luckily for me, I still have one more kid I can tag along with on the bus a couple years from now.

Our local apple orchard is pretty serene....rolling hills, creeks, lots of timber, roaming farm animals, a full bakery on site, fresh apple cider and slushies, with loads of visitors each and every day. I've never had a bad day there that's for sure!

At the end of the trip, we come home with a bushel full of apples ready for eating and baking. Plus plenty of apple turnovers baked fresh on site. You cannot forget the turnovers.

Cannot. 

Rustic Flat Bottom Apple Pie...the lazy baker's pie dream!  A simple pie crust filled with juicy seasoned apples, folded up and baked to perfection.  Top with a healhy dose of whipped cream or ice cream and dessert is set. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I always, always make my apple pie bars {they make a lot and feed a crowd}, sometimes a batch of homemade applesauce and lots just eating fresh for lunches and snacks.

Oh, and this new favorite, my Apple Praline Buttermilk Bread.  You pour a hot glaze over the loaf when it comes out of the oven that almost rivels an ice cold drink on a hot summer day. It's that good.

And how could I forget my Upside Down Apple Bacon Pancake?  Which is basically heaven on a plate.  Because apples + bacon, in case you've never tried them together, is the best sweet and salty combo this side of the Mississippi. 

Rustic Flat Bottom Apple Pie...the lazy baker's pie dream!  A simple pie crust filled with juicy seasoned apples, folded up and baked to perfection.  Top with a healhy dose of whipped cream or ice cream and dessert is set. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

This Rustic Flat Bottom Apple Pie is perfect for the non-baker....because it's SUPPOSED TO LOOK RUSTIC. Get it? You don't need to make the pie look perfect, nor crimp the edges just so...you just need to lay the crust out on the pan, fill the middle with the juicy, seasoned apples and then fold up the edges. That's it!

After it's baked let it cool a bit and slice it up just like a pie or pizza slice, whatever floats your boat. Heck, you can even eat it like a slice of pizza if you want.

I prefer it on a plate or in a dish with a healthy doll-up of vanilla ice cream. Because, why not? I feel that is the way pie should be eaten. With ice cream. Always and forever.  And maybe with a drizzle of caramel.  Because, hello...caramel.

Go ahead and use whatever type of apple you prefer in this pie. You can go all traditional with a Granny Smith or you can simply open up your produce drawer in the fridge and pull out whatever apple you have on hand. I prefer peeling my apples, but again that is a preference. If you are lazy and don't want too, I won't report it.

Rustic Flat Bottom Apple Pie...the lazy baker's pie dream!  A simple pie crust filled with juicy seasoned apples, folded up and baked to perfection.  Top with a healhy dose of whipped cream or ice cream and dessert is set. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Save this one for that first chilly weekend this Fall and it will definitely impress your guests! It is also super simple to double up and make two. 

You can even really change it up with using another fruit. Blueberries would be extra delicious!

Yield: 8

Rustic Flat Bottom Apple Pie

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 35 MINStotal time: 50 mins
This is a lazy baker's apple pie! Super simple, mouth-watering, yet fancy enough to pull off for a dinner party. Drizzle it with caramel and you'll be eternal friends for life.

INGREDIENTS:

Filling
  • 3 applies, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 T. flour
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
Pie Crust
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3/4 stick cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/4 c. shortening
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 1/2 T. cold water
  • 1/2 T. white vinegar

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. In a bowl combine the filling - sliced apples, sugars, salt, flour and lemon juice. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a large rimmed baking sheet.
  3. To make the crust, place the dry ingredients in a bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the cold butter cubes and shortening until it resembles course crumbs. Pour in the beaten egg, cold water and vinegar. The dough should come together easily.
  4. Sprinkle flour over a large flat surface. Place the dough on the flour and sprinkle with more flour on top. Pat into a ball. Using a rolling pin, starting from the middle roll out to the edges. Do this to make a circle {it doesn't need to be perfect, remember it is rustic} until about 1/3 inch thick.
  5. Gently lift the dough onto the greased baking sheet. You may need to use assistance from spatulas to get underneath the dough.
  6. Pour the bowl of apples into the middle of the dough. Gently fold the dough up and over the apples, leaving an open space in the middle. Brush with egg wash if desired.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Serve at warm temperature with vanilla ice cream.
Created using The Recipes Generator

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hot Italian Baked Subs

Need an easy dinner that everyone raves about?
These Hot Italian Baked Subs are just that!

Hot Italian Baked Subs...every Mom's dream meal!  Just 10 minutes to assemble and 10 minutes to bake.  Salami, pepperoni, ham, cheese, butter and seasonings, the perfect answer for busy weeknights. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Today is our oldest child's 8th birthday.  How can that be?  It seems like just yesterday when we had just moved to a new town, had barely gotten settled into a new home and then I labored long and hard on September 13 to get that baby boy into the world.

All 9+ pounds of him.

He's been a joy to bring up - we like to call him Mr. Serious at times, a definite rule follower, sports lover and possibly inventor in the making, happy birthday buddy!  He requested fried shrimp and my homemade egg rolls for his birthday dinner.  Albeit a bit random, but totally him.

He had handed me a list of all his favorite foods and then had proceeded to cross out each one after much pondering to reveal his final two choices.

Gotta love that boy.

Hot Italian Baked Subs...every Mom's dream meal!  Just 10 minutes to assemble and 10 minutes to bake.  Salami, pepperoni, ham, cheese, butter and seasonings, the perfect answer for busy weeknights. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

So today will be spent with me bringing him Subway at school for lunch and taking a few minutes to eat with him, youth group at church, football practice and then finally....his DINNER.

But let's venture back a day and talk about these baked subs.

He loved them too!

But let's be honest there isn't much he doesn't like other than mushrooms, peppers and honestly...I cannot think of anything else.

Hot Italian Baked Subs...every Mom's dream meal!  Just 10 minutes to assemble and 10 minutes to bake.  Salami, pepperoni, ham, cheese, butter and seasonings, the perfect answer for busy weeknights. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

These Hot Italian Baked Subs are a busy mother's dream!  It only takes about 10 minutes of prep and dinner is being tucked into the oven.  Ten minutes later?  You are ready to eat!

You can even prep them the day ahead, wrap them tightly with plastic wrap so they don't dry out and dinner is super close to being ready for the following night.

I don't know about you...but we just ended our oldest' baseball season and now we are diving head first into football season, and did I mention the husband is his head coach?  Well, as you can imagine two nights each week are filled with THAT.

Which means I need easy dinners for when those boys come home and are STARVING.

Hot Italian Baked Subs...every Mom's dream meal!  Just 10 minutes to assemble and 10 minutes to bake.  Salami, pepperoni, ham, cheese, butter and seasonings, the perfect answer for busy weeknights. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

The seasoned butter, gooey cheese and salty meats sandwiched between soft hoagie bread will make your eyes roll back in your head.

Without a doubt.

These subs are terrific for an easy dinner or can just as easily be wrapped up and taken on the road for tailgating or long days on the ball field.  Try wrapping them in foil and keeping them on the warm setting in your crock pot.  That works too!

If you have a pepperoni hater in your house {I do, she loudly exclaimed that at dinner the night I served these}, simply leave whatever meat they loathe out or replace it with one they do like.  I'm not about making separate meals for my kids, but if a simple swap out helps to elevate the whining I'm all in.

It's all about surviving the dinner hour on a Tuesday without breaking out a bottle of wine.

Hot Italian Baked Subs...every Mom's dream meal!  Just 10 minutes to assemble and 10 minutes to bake.  Salami, pepperoni, ham, cheese, butter and seasonings, the perfect answer for busy weeknights. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

You know what else?

This is the perfect, simple meal to assemble for another busy family who could use a pick-me-up. And don't ask if you can bring dinner over, just bring it.  The smile on their face will make your day. 

Try extending some grace to someone else this week.  It will make a world of difference in both of your lives.

Yield: 6

Hot Italian Baked Subs

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 12 MINStotal time: 22 mins
All your Italian cold cut favorites in a hot melted sub! Salami, ham, pepperoni, mozzarella and Italian seasonings + BUTTER. These are a family favorite.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 6 hoagie style sandwich buns
  • 12 slices salami
  • 12 slices ham
  • 12 slices large pepperoni or 24 slices small pepperoni
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 T. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 6 slices of mozzarella cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet {8x8 or larger} with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine the softened butter with the Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
  3. To assemble the sandwiches, spread some of the Italian butter on one side of the hoagie bun. Layer on two slices of pepperoni {or 4 if using small slices}, 2 slices of ham, 2 slices of salami and one slice of mozzarella cheese. Fold up the sub and cut in half. Lay the halved sandwiches on their side in the parchment lined pan.
  4. Bake the subs for 10-12 minutes or until just warmed through.
Created using The Recipes Generator

Friday, September 8, 2017

Crispy Chicken Caesar Pizza

I love taking a classic food and turning it into a great tasting pizza.
Caesar salad, my friends, is now PIZZA!

Crispy Chicken Caesar Pizza...the tastes of a great Caesar salad on pizza!  A crispy thin crust, Caesar dressing, bacon and chicken.  Delicious! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I'm just going to apologize in advance if you are sick of pizza recipes and pumpkin recipes. For whatever reason that is all that I have on the brain.

Like this morning when our house was mass chaos.  I woke up late, the dog puked in the kitchen {on the rug...why can't he do it on the linoleum?}, the kids were moving about as fast as sloths and my happiness factor was tettering on something close to miserable.

But then I got all the kids to school and I walked into a convenience store and like the heavens were opening up, I treated myself to a slice of their amazing breakfast pizza and a hot coffee with pumpkin spice creamer.

Everything came full circle.

Crispy Chicken Caesar Pizza...the tastes of a great Caesar salad on pizza!  A crispy thin crust, Caesar dressing, bacon and chicken.  Delicious! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Y'all pizza makes me happy {and a hot drink, but that's a different post}.

I know making pizza should be a Friday night thing.  Or a party thing.  Or a date night thing. But sometimes I get all crazy and make it on a Thursday at noon for lunch.

That is what happened with this pizza.

I picked up the little one from preschool, got her settled with lunch and then got to work on frying bacon, baking chicken tenders and assembling this pizza.

Thirty minutes later I was sinking my teeth into deliciousness.


Crispy Chicken Caesar Pizza...the tastes of a great Caesar salad on pizza!  A crispy thin crust, Caesar dressing, bacon and chicken.  Delicious! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Golly, I've made every pizza under the sun.

Yeah, I can be boring and just throw some sausage, mushrooms and cheese on the pie and call it good, but more often than not I bring it up a notch.

Remember my Chopped Egg & Chorizo Breakfast Pizza?  Or my Big Mac Cheeseburger Pizza?  Or there was that time I piled on barbecue pulled pork, banana peppers and pineapple for an incredible pie that even my kids devoured.

This food is like my 4th child.

Crispy Chicken Caesar Pizza...the tastes of a great Caesar salad on pizza!  A crispy thin crust, Caesar dressing, bacon and chicken.  Delicious! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

You've got to give this one a try if when you walk into a restaurant and the first thing you order is a side Caesar salad.  

Get real crazy and top this one with some crunchy romaine - why not?  It will most definitely make you feel like it's a bit healthier.

Yield: 8 slices

Crispy Chicken Caesar Pizza

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 30 mins
Love a great Caesar salad? Me too! Plus I love pizza, so I combined the two. Crispy chicken, salty bacon, Caesar dressing and Parmesan cheese baked to perfection.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 store bought thin pizza crust
  • 1 c. Caesar dressing
  • 8 breaded chicken fingers
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lay the chicken fingers on a sheet pan and when the oven is pre-heated bake for 11-14 minutes or until crispy. Dice into chunks and set aside.
  2. While the chicken is baking, pre-heat a rimmed skillet to medium-high heat. Dice the bacon into chunks and fry until crispy. Drain the bacon on a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
  3. Place a pizza stone in the hot oven to heat up while assembling the pizza.
  4. To assemble the pizza, spread half of the Caesar dressing on the pizza crust. Sprinkle on half of the crumbled bacon and crispy chicken. Top with the Parmesan cheese and half of the mozzarella. Then layer on the remaining bacon, chicken and mozzarella.
  5. Bake the pizza for 13-15 minutes or until crispy and golden. Remove from the oven and drizzle with additional Caesar dressing. Cut into slices and serve warm.
Created using The Recipes Generator

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Muffins

Grab a cup of coffee and this muffin and your morning is set.
A deep, rich chocolate muffin enhanced with coffee and studded with pumpkin cheesecake!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Muffins...the perfect sweet bit with your morning coffee!  Rich, deep chocolate with a creamy pumpkin filling, studded with coffee flavor! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.

Y'all it's September and I'm having all the feelings of Fall.  Yeah, the high is 85 today and we are just a week and a half into school around here, but I still have the feelings.

You can never escape your feelings.

I'm THIS CLOSE to ordering this shirt.  You know, because I want to be annoying with all my pumpkin spice love.  I also want to toss my old couch throw pillows in the trash and purchase this one, because isn't it pretty?

Sometimes a girl just wants to do a little shopping, I feel like I deserve a little pick-me-up.  I mean, I have survived sending two kids off to school so far {with my third one to start on Tuesday}, I did catch my child's puke IN MY HANDS on Friday night.  Did I mention it was in the van?  Fun times. And I did happen to get really lucky and twist my ankle playing football with the family last week.

I mean, I have pretty much put my life on the line for two weeks straight.

A girl needs a new shirt and a throw pillow.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Muffins...the perfect sweet bit with your morning coffee!  Rich, deep chocolate with a creamy pumpkin filling, studded with coffee flavor! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

For those of who get annoyed with the pumpkin life, especially this early in September, well, I'm sorry.

My Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee Creamer made the rounds about the internet and is getting high fives from all the ladies.  Have you tried it yet?  I also have my Iowa Pumpkin Sheet Cake hovering around the back burner at my house.  It makes a lot, so I'm waiting to make it for a going-away party next weekend where I can feed the masses.

And in case you think you can't make cinnamon rolls, think again my lovelies.  This Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll recipe comes together in well under an hour.  No yeast required! God bless those no yeast recipes, right?

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Muffins...the perfect sweet bit with your morning coffee!  Rich, deep chocolate with a creamy pumpkin filling, studded with coffee flavor! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

As for these muffins?  Well, I dreamed them up so I could feed my morning coffee group. Yes, it appears as if my girls and I have now formed a "group".  Wednesday mornings seem to be the day that most are free, so we've been gathering at each other's houses for coffee and chit chat.

No, we are not in our seventies, most of us in our mid-thirties.  Let me tell you this - nothing puts you in a better mood to start your day than a hot cup of joe, a sweet bite {these muffins!} and some time with your most treasured friends.

If able, start this tradition where you live.

Which reminds me, I just finished reading the book, The Turquoise Table.  I cannot recommend it enough.  It reminds me a bit of a coffee table book - a quick read with beautiful photos - all under the concept of bringing community together by simply sitting around a table.  You can check it out HERE or follow the author, Kristin Schell here on Instagram.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Muffins...the perfect sweet bit with your morning coffee!  Rich, deep chocolate with a creamy pumpkin filling, studded with coffee flavor! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

But, hey!  Back to these muffins.

They are rich, full of chocolate flavor, with a background hint of coffee flavor.  And of course a middle surprise bite of pumpkin cheesecake filling.  Pumpkin and chocolate and coffee really do go together! 

I'm adding these to my pumpkin repertoire.

You should too.

Put on a pot of coffee, invite over a friend and dive in.  You won't regret it.

Yield: 18

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Muffins

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 17 MINStotal time: 32 mins
A creamy pumpkin cheesecake filling is surrounded by a deep, rich mocha chocolate muffin. Everyone loves these - perfect with your morning coffee!

INGREDIENTS:

Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling
  • 4 T. pumpkin puree
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 T. sugar
  • 1 t. pumpkin pie spice
Mocha Muffin Batter
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c. sour cream
  • 1/3 c. milk or buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. stong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  • 2 c. flour

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line the muffin pan with liners. This recipe should make 18 muffins, give or take a couple.
  2. In a small bowl stir together the cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar and pumpkin pie spice and set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer cream together the butter and sugars. Add in the egg and vanilla. Then stir in the sour cream and milk.
  4. Sift together the baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa and flour.
  5. Gently fold in the dry ingredients, alternating with the coffee. Do not over mix.
  6. Fill the muffin liner half full with the mocha batter. Take a tablespoon full of the pumpkin filling and place on the batter, then place another dollup of the mocha batter on top. Continue this until all muffin liners are filled.
  7. Bake muffins for 16-18 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Keep in an airtight container for freshness.
Created using The Recipes Generator