Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Muffins

I'm so super excited. My husband started building a small room off the side of our kitchen and between our garage. At some point in the past 50 years, I think there was  a small room off the side of the house as an entry way. But someone had torn it out and expanded it into the garage. So a good chunk of the work was already done for my husband. He just had to build a wall, frame a door, insulate, and some other touch up stuff. I did a good chunk of the painting. But then he kicked me out and took over since I really suck at slinging paint.

This room will also serve as extra storage for my many kitchen gadgets, cookbooks, photography equipment. It's also the perfect spot in my house to do photo shoots. The lighting is gorgeous. Look at the photos I've taken the last three posts... they were all done in my new blog office with little to no editing afterwards. I'm quite happy with them!

While the husband finished up adding the moulding today. I  searched antique stores in hopes of finding some  unique pieces to decorate with and perhaps a small table or desk. Ever since I scored the tray shown pictured in these photos at Marshalls . I have been obsessed with finding a table that I could finish in the same way. I can't seem to find anything that fits the bill.

However I did come across this DIY Pallet Table on Pinterest. I think I just found a new project for my husband... as if he doesn't have enough going on!

What do you think of this idea??

While I was day dreaming of new tables and desks,  pretending that I actually have the time to build my own furniture... I made these muffins for a mid day Sunday snack. They are a sweet moist pumpkin muffin made with apple cider, cardamon and of course cinnamon. I then topped them in cinnamon and sugar to give them that snickerdoodle feel. They were quite easy to whip up and very popular among the kiddos.

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Muffins

  • 11/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider   
For the topping:
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, cardamom, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and sugar. 
  3. Fold in  pumpkin puree, eggs,vanilla, oil and cider. 
  4. Once combined fill greased muffin tin 3/4 of the way.  
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
  6. Once they are out of the oven, mix topping ingredients together in a small bowl.
  7.  While the muffins are still hot, sprinkle with your cinnamon sugar mixture. 
  8. Allow to cool and then remove from pans.  
Recipe yields about 2 dozen muffins. 


  1. I saw that table! I'm all about my husband making that for Stephie. We'll see how that pans out. These muffins look awesome. I love cinnamon and snickerdoodle anything. I've never been that big on pumpkin, and then Stephie made those pumpkin cinnamon chip cookies and all of the sudden, I'm all about pumpkin and can't get enough pumpkin recipes to add to my sweet potato obsession. Double obsession. Also, I would like to say that I'm betting you are a better painter than I am. Once upon a time (Stephie was about 2), I decided to paint the little, teeny half bath. It was so small that you could barely turn around in there. I went to sit down to do the bottom of the wall, and to my chagrin, I realized that I had sat on the open paint lid (that had lots of paint on it). Oh, dear. I knew that my husband would NOT be happy, so I quickly raced upstairs and changed my jeans. Whew. Problem solved. Or, not. You see, I did not think about the fact that paint would quickly soak through a pair of jeans, and I hadn't changed my undies. So, that night, as I was getting undressed for bed, my husband looked at me and asked what in the world was on my panties. I quickly took them off, only to discover that, yes, the stupid paint had even soaked through my panties. My behind was a nice creamy color. I have never been allowed to touch a paint brush since then. I honestly didn't do this on purpose to get out of painting, either. Oh, the tales that 26+ years of marriage and family give you! P.S. Love the room! Congratulations on it.

    1. Your husband should make it! As should mine.... I want it so bad!

  2. Your photos are awesome! I love the close-ups to all that cinnamon-sugar goodness!!

  3. The muffins and the table are both wonderful! I want them both. Pinned the muffins:)

  4. These muffins look fantastic! Love all your pumpkin posts this month. And I do love that try of yours, it's gorgeous.

  5. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie of all time..and pumpkin a muffin! You hit the nail on the head here!
    p.s. love loooove that table!

    1. Mine too. I spread cookie butter on mine this Am.... totally inspired by you snickerdoodle sandwiches.

  6. i remember seeing that table and fell in LOVE with it. I wish there were obvious places around we could get cool wood for projects like that! looks like we had a similar plan for today's post (muffins!!) love yours :)

    1. Bedford's recycling center has a bunch of free pallets. I'm going to load up my trailer with them next time I go. I was actually hunting for a salvage type shop down this way.... When I lived up north we had a shop that sold old windows, doors, wood and such. (Clearly I've been spending too much time on pinterest)... because I want to build a freaking house full of stuff with recycled wood!

  7. We bake muffins at least once a week, and these are next! Pinned!

  8. I tried to comment on these yesterday - they look amazing. I love the addition of the cider! I bet your house smells fantastic when you bake them too - perfect for Fall! Congrats on your new office space, by the way!

  9. Ok, girl! I saw these on FB and I want to make them! They look amazing! They would be a great treat to lure my kids away from all their Halloween candy. I LOVE that muffin pan and that table! Perfect for staging. Did you get the muffin tin at a vintage store or can you buy it on Amazon? xoxo, Jackie

  10. These turned out wonderful girl and they're super moist! I used 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil (just melted it into liquid from) in place of the veggie oil and used 1 cup of pumpkin puree as I was too lazy to measure out 3/4 cups. My muffins took 22 minutes to cook up. I took them out of the muffin tin while they were hot and rolled them around in the cinnamon sugar mix to get them all covered. So good and super easy! Thanks for the recipe girl! xoxo, Jackie

  11. Made these yesterday for an afternoon snack, and they were delicious! Thanks for the recipe! :) I only made 1 dozen (instead of the recommended yield of 2 dozen) because I filled my muffin tins higher than yours. However, while I was worried that the batter might spill over, it didn't -- they puffed up beautifully. Even my husband commented on how stunning they looked! Thanks again!

  12. These muffins look fantastic :) thanks for this awesome recipe!!

  13. I could snack on one right now, they look so delicious. Pinning.

  14. I love that muffin pan! Where did you get it?