An easy muffin that uses stewed pumpkin along with apples, walnuts, sultanas and a range of spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.
i didn't want to rate this recipe with stars because i made a lot of changes (thus a rating technically wouldn't be accurate), but i couldn't submit a review without a rating, so i'm giving it 5 stars for versatility. i scaled the recipe down to 12 muffins, used 1 cup whole wheat and 1 cup all-purpose flour, used starfruit (carambola) pulp instead of applesauce, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree, and used ginger instead of nutmeg (didn't have any). i also added 4 tbsp of whole flax seed for a nutty texture. The muffins rose nicely, were very fluffy and not dense. They were just faintly sweet, which which i prefer (i don't have much of a sweet tooth). i used paper liners, and the only drawback was that the muffins stuck to the liners. next time i would use a non-stick spray. but overall, great recipe to start with. i've included a picture as well. - 29 Nov 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These just came out of the oven, and they're wonderful! I made a few changes to make them even healthier: cranberries instead of raisins, 2 cups of white flour and 2 3/4 cups of an equal mix of ground flaxseed, oatmeal and whole wheat flour, and only 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of Splenda. The muffins came out very moist and are still sweet (which is saying a lot, since I have the biggest sweet tooth ever!). I will definitely make these again! - 20 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These muffins are a staple in our household. I use whole wheat flour instead of white and chocolate chips instead of raisins. I also just do 2 1/4 t cinnamon and 2 1/4 t nutmeg (I don't do the ground cloves.) It's a great healthy snack. Thanks! - 30 Jun 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)