Have you ever seen one like this? Do you have one?
Do you know who made it - and/or when?
I'd love to know something more about it.
And while I'm on the subject:
How many of you, dear readers, remember The Muffin Man song?
I wonder whether children these days even still learn these great old songs?
I hope so.
The page you see below is out of one of my favorite old song books, "The Fireside Book Of Children's Songs", dated 1966 - with illustrations by the fabulous John Alcorn, whom I have written about before.
I had to try it out the other day!
The muffin shapes are not quite as well-defined (and distinguishable!) as I had hoped, but they tasted good, so no worries:
One box spice cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
one (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
1 tsp. cinnamon (or more - and I am going to add nutmeg and cloves next time, too))
1/2 cup oats (or more)
3/4 cup raisins or other dried fruit (Craisins, dried apricots, golden raisins, even prunes - any of those would be great, too)
Combine everything, mix well.
Bake in muffin/cupcake tins either sprayed with cooking spray or use muffin cups.
350 degree oven for about 15 minutes or so (check for doneness)
And to finish off today's post, I have one more page from a vintage songbook.
This one is from "The Golden Songbook" (1945) with illustrations by Gertrude Elliott:
And let me know, if he does?
( Hope you enjoy the muffins!)