Rating: 4.5 stars
65 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 5 star values: 50

Canned pumpkin offers the same health benefits as fresh, but is a little more convenient. It contributes both color and moistness to these fruit-filled muffins.

Heather McRae, Jacksonville, Florida
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2007

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Beau Gustafson; Katie Stoddard

Recipe Summary

Yield:
1 dozen (serving size: 1 muffin)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

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  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and next 5 ingredients (though cloves); stir well with a whisk.

  • Combine granulated sugar and next 5 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until combined. Fold in cranberries.

  • Place 12 paper muffin cup liners in muffin cups; coat liners with cooking spray. Spoon batter into prepared cups. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove muffins from pan immediately; place on a wire rack.

Chef's Notes

This recipe doubles easily to feed a crowd. These are best warm, but you can make ahead to jump-start holiday cooking. Bake up to one month in advance, and place in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Let the muffins thaw at room temperature, and then microwave at MEDIUM-HIGH about 30 seconds to heat through.

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Nutrition Facts

199 calories; calories from fat 14%; fat 3.2g; saturated fat 0.4g; mono fat 1.6g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 41.1g; fiber 1.5g; cholesterol 18mg; iron 1.3mg; sodium 195mg; calcium 38mg.
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