There is something about “mini” food that makes me feel not so guilty about eating it. . . however, since I don’t feel as much guilt, I usually eat about 3 times the amount that I would if they were regular size (for example- fun-size candy bars! I can eat a whole bag of those like it’s nothing!). I think that it’s all a mind game . . .
These little mini muffins are packed full of yummy pumpkin flavor. My kids LOVE them and beg me to make “pumpkin cupcakes” all the time. They are even delicious without the frosting on top (but the frosting is an amazing addition!).
Spray mini-muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil on medium speed. Add eggs one at a time and add pumpkin until well combined.
With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients and blend for 1 minute. Fill each muffin cup with 2 tsp of batter. Bake for 10-12 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in pumpkin bite comes out clean. Cool bites in pan for 8 minutes, turn onto wire rack to cool completely. Frost with cream cheese frosting.
Mix cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar to butter mix and pour in milk to create desired consistency. Add in vanilla and beat frosting at medium speed until light and fluffy. Spread or pipe onto pumpkin muffins.