Good morning. Good morning. It's cool and nice this morning. So nice. A good break from the heat that started in February.
Fall is coming. I think we have 10 more days of summer, right? Can we get a fast pass???
Everyone loves baked goods, right? But not everyone has time to bake from scratch. Believe me, I am a big advocate of cooking from scratch. I think it's healthier, food tastes better, it's cheaper. But again, who always has the time to bake from scratch?
So I am going to be posting some "fake and bake" recipes. They are recipes where you used some boxed and some from scratch ingredients. And you don't have to tell anyone you didn't make it from scratch. We will keep it a big secret.
My husband loves pumpkin. And I love cream cheese and the other day I wanted a pumpkin cream cheese muffin from Starbucks. But they were sold out. SO I decided to make something similar, yet different.
Pop Overs anyone?
What you'll need:
Boxed pumpkin bread mix
A little extra oil
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 loosely packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract (or more, just dump it in there)
1 egg yolk. (save the white and make an omelet in the morning)
Spray a muffin pan and preheat your oven to 350.
Mix the pumpkin bread according to instructions. But add a couple more tablespoons oil or butter. I used the Trader Joe's Pumpkin Mix. I miss Trader Joe's. Sigh. (Ignore the messiness of my stove top in the background.)
Pour the pumpkin mix into your muffin pans and wash the bowl to use again.
Cream your cream cheese and egg.
Add in your vanilla and brown sugar.
Isn't that such a pretty color?
Pour the cream cheese ontop of the uncooked pupmkin mix. Then take a blurry photo of it inside your dirty oven. This step is vital! ;)
The cream cheese will cook up over the top of pan. That's the point of a pop over. And it is good. So good. So very, very good.
Are you doing any baking this fall?