Andrea Waggoner the main character from First Date opens her own bakery. In chapter one while pondering her life she makes a batch of pumpkin muffins. The following is Andrea’s recipe. They’re delicious.


Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

2 ½ cups of all purpose flour 1 cup brown sugar
½ cup rolled oats 1 cup white sugar
4 tsp pumpkin pie spice 2/3 cups coconut oil
2 tsp baking soda 3 eggs
1 tsp baking power 1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt 15 oz. can pumpkin puree

Streusel Topping:
½ c brown sugar
4 tbsp butter softened
3 tbsp oats
5 tbsp flour

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
1. In a small bowl combine the first 5 ingredients.
2. In a medium bowl combine the next five ingredients- blend well.
3. Stir the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture and mix well.
4. Pour the batter into a prepared muffin tin. (makes 24 muffins)
5. Make the topping. Combine the butter and brown sugar. Add in the oats and flour using a fork until crumbly.
6. Sprinkle the topping on the muffins.
7. Bake in preheated oven until tooth pick comes out clean. About 20-25 minutes

Pumpkin Drop Cookies



½ c. butter –softened                                      6 c. flour

3 c. sugar                                                         2 tsp baking soda

1 can (15oz) pumpkin                                     2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 eggs                                                              ½ tsp salt

½ c. Milk                                                         1 tsp ground all spice

½ tsp. ground cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in pumpkin, eggs and milk.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, all spice, and cloves. Gradually add to creamed mixture.
  4. Drop by tablespoons on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-13 minutes.
  6. Let cool before frosting.
  7. Store in the refrigerator


¾ c butter

3 ¾ c confectioners’ sugar

3 tbls. Milk

1 ½ tsp cinnamon

1 ½ tsp vanilla

Pumpkin Patch Loaf Cake


1 ½ c. sugar                 1 tbs. baking soda                               Preheat Oven- 350

1 c. pumpkin               ¼ tsp. salt                                            Bake 70-80 minutes

½ c. canola oil             ½ tsp. ground cloves

½ water                       ½ tsp. cinnamon

2 eggs                          ½ tsp. nutmeg

¼ tsp. baking power


In a medium sized mixing bowl combine the first five ingredients. Mix well.

In a small mixing bowl combine the remaining dry ingredients. Combine the dry ingredients gradually to pumpkin mixture. Mix well.

Pour into a greased 9 x 5 x 3 Loaf pan.

Check with a toothpick. Let cool and remove from the pan.


Pumpkin Loaf- Cream cheese filling

Preheat over: 350

1 c. canned pumpkin                                                   Filling:1 pgk. 8 oz. softened cream cheese

1 c. sugar                                                                                 1 egg white

½ c. brown sugar                                                                     2 Tbsp. sugar

½ c. milk (I used skim)

¼ c. canola oil

2 cups flour

2 ½ tsp. baking power

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

¼ tsp. salt



Grease a non-stick 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Mix all ingredients on the right together. Pour half of the pumpkin mixture into the loaf pan.

Mix together the filling with a wire whisk. Pour the cream cheese mixture evenly over the pumpkin in the loaf pan.

Pour the remaining pumpkin over the top.

Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes.


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