Monday, September 30, 2013

Pumpkin Muffins

I'm getting into the season. Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks, pumpkin protein shakes for breakfast and pumpkin muffins. I know there are some other pumpkin fans out there so here is my pumpkin muffin recipe. If you try it, let me know how yours turn out.

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups pumpkin
1/2 cup water
3 cups wheat flour (or half white, half wheat)
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1/2 t. cloves
3/4 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg (freshly grated is the best)
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts

Preheat oven to 350
In a large bowl, mix together sugar, oil, eggs, pumpkin and water. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices. Add to the wet mixture and blend together with an electric mixer. Add raisins and/or walnuts (if desired.) Let stand one hour at room temperature.

Grease muffin tins or use paper liner cups. Enough to fill 24 muffin cups. Bake 15 minutes.
These muffins freeze well.