Fall is here and these muffins welcome the season with wonderful pumpkin and pecan flavors! A simple yet flavorful muffin to satisfy your taste buds. I mixed the pumpkin flavors from my pumpkin pie scones recipe with the awesome pecan topping from my sweet potato casserole dish. These are oh so delicious and so satisfying with each bite.
2 ½ cups flour
2 cups sugar
½ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin spice
1 and 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
8 tbsp butter melted
3/4 cup pecans chopped
1 cup brown sugar
Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
Prep a regular muffin tin (24 count) with foil cups or butter the muffin tin. Or use 2 mini muffin tins 24 count each (for a total of 48).
Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Use a whisk to make sure it is mixed well.
Whisk together the wet ingredients.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients until well blended.
To make the pecan mixture, melt the butter in a small pot on the stove. Sprinkle in flour, brown sugar and chopped pecans. Mix well, until flour is not longer visible.
Carefully fold in 3/4 of the pecan mixture until evenly blended.
Using two regular spoons, scoop and scrape muffin ingredients into the muffin tins evenly.
Sprinkle the rest of the pecan mixture over the tops of each muffin.
Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes if using regular muffin tin. Bake for 12 to 18 minutes if using mini muffin tins.
When muffins are ready (when the toothpick or knife comes out clean from center of a muffin) remove from oven and let cool.
Looking for a delicious and artful cappuccino? Foundation Coffee Co. ranks up there for quality coffee and artistic touches. And I don’t just mean in their coffee drinks. Both locations have unique settings that captivate the eye and encourage relaxation with a bit of industrial creativity.
As you now may know, Foundation Coffee Co. has two locations in the Hillsborough County area. Foundations first location started in Riverview on Boyette Rd. It has a beautiful outdoor setting with an appealing amount of seating. They have a high class trailer where they brew their specialty coffee. Not interested in Coffee? Well they even have a few smoothies and baked goods from small businesses around the Tampa area. Just want to enjoy the scenery? Find a comfy seat and enjoy the weather. There is complimentary water to sip on while you take in your surroundings. Dogs are welcome to enjoy the setting too.
The Tampa location is a beautiful brick building that makes you feel as if you’ve traveled back in time. As you walk in you are taken back by the craftsmanship of each item chosen and built for this particular setting. Comfortable seating, a water feature to gaze at and listen to, an amazing coffee drip system lifted up against a wall, historic photos and an amazing back patio that also has a creative water feature. Consider yourself lucky as you sit and sip your coffee here.
If and when you have time to visit make sure to check out the artwork on the walls. An art agency called FRINGE Creatives helps artists sell their work in different social hang outs around Tampa. If you find yourself interested in one, they are for sale. It’s just another great way that Foundation Coffee Co. supports their small business friends.
Both locations are a great place to enjoy friends and relationships. Each location focuses on their community and works to serve their customers appropriately. They recognize that they are a small business and enjoy helping other small businesses. And though they may be small they have big dreams. They recently began renting out their coffee shop in downtown Tampa for small events (you can rent it too by going to their website). They support the monthly Indie Flea Market. And they have even created a portable coffee station for events, like weddings.
I’m learning a lot from these two entrepreneurs. I’m also excited to let you all know that we have teamed up and I am selling my macarons at the Foundation Coffee Co. in Riverview Fl. Stop by and try them. I would love to hear from you and any feedback would be helpful. Hoping to perfect these delicate cookies and learn more about owning my own business. Thanks Foundation Coffee Co. for your support and encouragement!