I made a double batch of pumpkin muffins tonight. A single batch makes a lot. A double batch fills up my bosch mixer! It made 2 loaves of pumpkin bread and about 5 dozen muffins. The kids are very happy.
After baking up about half of the batter, I finally figured out why the muffins we not looking like they usually do: I made them without baking soda! Oops!
At least I caught it in time to add it for the last half!
In case you are wondering, this is what muffins baked WITHOUT baking soda look like, compared to the rest. And, yes, they started with approximately the same amount of batter as the rest of the muffins!
Interestingly, it appears that muffins CAN be made without baking soda and baking powder.
Also, worthy of note, my children ate down two entire loaves of pumpkin bread baked without it as if they were eating candy. Apparently the taste wasn’t affected.