Pumpkin Pie Muffins

P1070816These muffins will fill your kitchen and house with all the perfumed spices of autumn!  And they are very healthy.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, 375 for non-stick pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes but be sure to watch!

Here are the ingredients:

2 cups unbleached flour (or 1 cup unbleached, 1 cup whole wheat if you don’t mind the heavier texture)
1/3 cup brown sugar (or 1/3 cup honey added to wet ingredients)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp nutmeg

3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup applesauce (if you want to eliminate all the butter, use all applesauce)
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 TBLSP dark molasses
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 C. raisins or dates
3/4 C. walnuts

Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Combine until moistened. Try not to overmix. May need a smidge extra buttermilk. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy with some hot tea!

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