i've been trying to make healthier choices lately...but its hard. you see...this is the BEST baking season EVER! the apples, the pumpkins...the candy! next to baking christmas cookies, this is when i love to bake the most. i had some leftover canned pumpkin after last weeks pumpkin chip cookies for the reunion. lately with money being tight, i hate to waste anything. hubs is not big on pumpkin at all, so i knew it would be me handling the bulk of these babies. i stumbled upon a recipe at allrecipes.com(where else?!) however, it wasn't exactly what i was looking for, so i just used it as an outline. here we go...
Pumpkin Muffins(makes 18 muffins)
1 1/3 c all purpose flour
1c plus 1 tbs whole wheat flour
2 c sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 of 29 oz canned pumpkin
1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
3/4 c butterscotch chips1/2 c chopped walnuts
pre heat oven to 350. grease muffin tins or line with papers. in a large bowl combine sugar, eggs, pumpkin and applesauce. in a medium bowl combine all dry ingredients and spices. next, incorporate the dry and the wet. add butterscotch chips and walnuts(or if you'd like, use your own additions: raisins, pecans, craisins etc!) scoop into muffin tins and bake for 30-35 mins, or until toothpick comes out clean.
9 of these muffins fit comfortably in a large freezer bag. now when i need a snack, i can just take one out and pop it in the microwave!!
*feel free to use all whole wheat flour, all purpose, or use sugar substitute! this recipe is easy to mix and match!