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Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy November!

November already? Can it truly be? For those of us counting, that means only 24 days until Thanksgiving and only 54 days until Christmas!

On a similar note, that means that we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving all month long by offering you some recipes once a week in the Thanksgiving theme! And our first one is for those of us who can't have a lot of sugar and oil or don't want to have a lot of sugar and oil. I have not personally tried this recipe yet, but plan to as soon as some of the other desserts are finished in the house! My youngest, Ian, doesn't eat veggies or fruits so this one looks like a perfect muffin to get some of those things into him. :)


I found this recipe on http://www.allrecipes.com/ and it was submitted by Robyn Webb. It first appeared in "The WEBB Cooks", with articles and recipes by Robin Webb, and is courtesy of the American Diabetes Association. This recipe and the picture belong to allrecipes.com, The American Diabetes Association, and Robyn Webb. You can see the recipe here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pumpkin-Spice-Muffins/Detail.aspx?src=etaf


Here's the recipe:



Ingredients

-2 cups whole wheat flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
-2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
-2 eggs, beaten
-1 cup pumpkin puree
-1/4 cup white sugar
-2 cups unsweetened applesauce
-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
-1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin, sugar, applesauce, vegetable oil, and almond extract. Slowly add the flour mixture to the large bowl until just blended. Do not over beat. Pour the batter into 18 nonstick muffin cups.
3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove muffins from the oven, and let cool slightly. Remove the muffins from the pan, and let cool completely.


For what it's worth, I plan to add either raisins or chocolate chips to this recipe to give it some extra flavor. If anyone tries making them, let us know how they turn out!



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