Tasty Treats for Cool Autumn Days

Want that seasonal sweet and spicy pumpkin flavour without the fuss and sat. fat of pumpkin pie? Try these easy and delicious muffins:

Pumpkin-Prune Muffins

1/2 cup canola oil

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 cup pureed pumpkin

3/4 cup lowfat milk

1 cup each whole wheat and unbleached all purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. each nutmeg and cloves

1/2 cup pitted prunes, chopped (or raisins if you’re not a fan)

Preheat over to 400ºF; line muffin tins with paper cups.

Blend oil and brown sugar; beat in egg until smooth. Blend in pumpkin and milk. In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients except prunes. Make a well in the centre, pour in the pumpkin mixture and stir just to combine. Fold in prunes. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake 18 – 20 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly pressed. Makes 12 large muffins. Freezes well.

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