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Friday, November 02, 2007 Healthy Pumpkin Muffins - a Great Recipe to Keep

This is a fantastic, healthy pumpkin muffin recipe! Try using Egg Beaters or other egg white replacements instead of having to crack open 4 eggs and only use the white...It also is a whole grain recipe, using all whole wheat flour. If you don't like the taste or texture of regular whole wheat flour (which I actually LOVE), then try using whole wheat pastry flour instead. Bob's Red Mill has a wide assortment of other whole grain flours, if like me, you're trying to avoid all purpose white flour altogether.

Also has no refined sugar! This is definitely a keeper recipe.

3/4 c. canned pumpkin
4 egg whites
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. apple juice concentrate
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
1/2 c. raisins

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. (I would suggest instead that you do the traditional muffin making method -- dry ingredients in one bowl, all wet in the other. Then pour liquids into the dry ingredients, and mix just until combined - don't overmix or you'll have tough muffins.)

Pour into muffin tins sprayed with non-stick. (Avoid the non-stick spray. Just use a bit of butter or a little oil to butter the pans. I'm not a big fan of cooking sprays...just look at the ingredients that go into that can, and you'll see why!)

Bake at 425degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Very good.

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