What better way to start Thanksgiving Day than with easy, oven-fresh muffins? These moist, deep-gold pumpkin muffins can be ready in under an hour, with a minimum of effort. Generously studded with cranberries and cinnamon bits, they're a wonderful salute to Thanksgiving's favorite flavors.
This recipe makes a generous amount of batter. If your standard muffin pan is on the small size, you may find you'll have batter left over to make a couple of extra muffins. If you do have a smallish muffin pan and want to avoid an extra bake, simply cut back the cinnamon chips and cranberries to 2/3 cup each.