Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pumpkin Muffins

I think I finally got them right this time. This recipe is from Ellie Krieger who specializes in healthy, but yummy, baking. She uses a lot of spices and more pumpkin (though I ran out and had to use applesauce to make up the difference). Her recipe calls more a mix of whole wheat and white flours but I used all spelt and the texture is fantastic - I can't even tell the difference.

Pumpkin Muffins
Makes 1 dozen
Recipe from Ellie Krieger

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-grain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsulphered molasses
1/4 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
1/4 cup raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.

In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, molasses, oil and 1 egg until combined. Add the other egg and whisk well. Whisk in the pumpkin and vanilla. Whisk in the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with the buttermilk. Whisk just until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared muffin pan and sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds. Tap the pan on the counter a few times to remove any air bubbles. Bake for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of 1 of the muffins comes out clean.

1 comment:

Denise said...

These really DO sound yummy. Anything with pumpkin and those fall spices is a good idea to me. And something moderately healthy? Even better. Thanks.