With Halloween and Thanksgiving nearly upon us, pumpkin season has most definitely arrived! It goes without saying that this makes me very happy as pumpkins are one of my favourite ingredients to use in both savoury dishes and in baking. I spent Thanksgiving in America a few years back which is how I discovered my love for sweet pumpkin desserts after I tried my first mouthful of a pumpkin pie!

A few weeks back, I posted a recipe for a delicious, moist carrot cake and received quite a few messages asking for variations on the recipe, changing the flavours but keeping the same texture. These muffins are very similar and the combination of the ground almonds and grated pumpkin creates the most amazing gooeyness whilst the spices give it that dreamy flavour, reminiscent of the traditional American pie.

I’d love to see photos if any of you recreate these muffins so please use the #Liviaskitchen xxx