Sunday, July 31, 2011

{ A Recipe } Back to School

Muffins for teachers are baked, backpacks are packed, little girls with butterflies over the first day of school are snug in their bed with all their prayers said. Back to school for the monkeys tomorrow. They got their first mani pedi at a nail salon today to celebrate and push away the blues :)
I usually try to bake the teachers a treat for the first day of school to help them ease back into their routines of minding rooms full of excited kids. This year I was down to the wire and decided to go with my favorite go to in a hurry recipe. I heard it on a podcast, Halfway There. Jessica, the host had no idea what a valuable little recipe she was sharing. My girls and .. well everyone loves it.
SO are you ready for the huge list of ingredients?

One Can of Pumpkin
1 box of cake mix ( I prefer the yellow cake or butter flavored)

That's it! No eggs.. No oil... nothing!

preheat the oven according to the box
Line the muffin tin with paper liners
Mix the pure pumpkin and the box of cake till you think your arms about to fall off! It's pretty dry at first so it puts up a bit of a fight ;)
Then for tidiness as well as easy to peel away wrappers I put the mix into a piping bag and swirl the mixture into the liners till they are about 2/3 full.

Bake according to your boxes directions for cupcakes.

I normally don't add any icing, but for the teachers I drizzled a little glaze on top that I picked up at the Grocery on clearance.

That's it. The amazing thing is how moist they are. Yum!



Sue said...

Love pumpkin, and the ease of this recipe! Sorry I was so tardy with my cookie suggestion!

Heather Ozee said...

Oh don't be silly! That recipe will be perfect for anytime with teachers. And honestly I was so busy getting them ready for school I couldn't have made them this weekend :)

Jacqueline said...

Heather, I get the Disney thing! I am already wondering if I can sneak in a trip for Halloween and one for Christmas, and I would really like to go to Disneyworld too! I am a kid at heart.

These muffins sound too great, although the thought of school starting again makes me sad that summer is over so quickly. We go back the 23rd! Way too early.