Our love of pumpkin muffins began five years ago, when we were expecting our second son. Each morning, I would plop my oldest son in the jogging stroller with a pumpkin muffin and he would eat it on the way to the "far" park, a couple of miles away. I was training at the time, not for a marathon, but for giving birth, the "old fashioned" way. My oldest son was Frank Breech, so he came out the "surgical way". I kind of made a big stink about having a VBAC, going against the conventional wisdom of "once you have a c-section...", so I wanted to be physically ready to prove everyone wrong. I am happy to report that we have since had two successful VBACs. This recipe has evolved since our early pumpkin muffin days, but one thing has stayed the same, we love pumpkin muffins!