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Pumpkin Muffins

Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 12 mins
Total time 38 mins
Yield Serves 24 (serving size: 1 muffin)
These muffins are delicious and you can sneak in some whole-wheat flour as well, pleasing both parents and kids. The recipe makes two dozen muffins, so freeze half of them and then microwave them for 20 to 30 seconds.

Ingredients

  • 7.1 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/8 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin

Nutrition Information

  • calories 168
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 7.2 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 4.2 g
  • polyfat 1.9 g
  • protein 2.8 g
  • carbohydrate 24.4 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 26 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 189 mg
  • calcium 12 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Place 24 paper muffin cup liners in muffin cups. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, cinnamon, and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine sugar and next 3 ingredients (through eggs), stirring with a whisk. Stir in canned pumpkin; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.

  3. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

  4. Pumpkin Bread: Spoon batter into 2 (9 x 5–inch) or 4 (5 x 3–inch) loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake large loaves at 350° for 1 hour; bake small loaves at 350° for 25 minutes. Loaves are done when a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut each large loaf into 12 slices; each small loaf into 6 slices. Serves 24 (serving size: 1 slice)

Cook's Notes

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