Pumpkin Muffin Squares USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 25-50
Pureed pumpkin, raisins and spices give our Pumpkin Muffin Squares their distinctly delicious and decadent flavor.
1 piece provides 1 oz equivalent grains.
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  • Place flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger in a commercial mixer (batch as needed). Using a paddle attachment, mix on low speed for 1 minute. Leave dry ingredients in mixer. Set aside for step 4.
  • Combine sugar and oil in a large bowl.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract. Stir well.
  • Combine egg mixture with dry ingredients. Mix for 3–5 minutes on low speed. Batter will be lumpy.
  • Fold in pumpkin and raisins. Stir well.
  • Pour 2 qt (about 5 lb 10 oz) batter into a half steam table pan (12" x 10" x 2¹⁄2") lightly coated with pan release spray.
    For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
    For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
  • Bake until golden brown:
    Conventional oven: 350 °F for 40–45 minutes.
    Convection oven: 325 °F for 35–40 minutes.
  • Portion: Cut each pan 5 x 5 (25 pieces per pan).
    Serve 1 piece (about 2" x 2³⁄8").


Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Muffin Squares USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 1 piece
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 133mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 31g10%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin D 1IU7%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
*Marketing Guide


Cooking Process #2: Same Day Service.
For more information on meal components and crediting, please visit the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
About 4 lb 5 oz
About 2 qt ²⁄3 cup/1 steam table pan
(12" x 10" x 2¹⁄2")
50 Servings:
About 8 lb 10 oz
About 1 gal 1¹⁄4 cups/2 steam table pans
(12" x 10" x 2¹⁄2")