Fall Recipe: Maple Pumpkin Muffins

pumpkins

Makes 2 dozen muffins

Bake 1 small pumpkin

  • Cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds and strings.
  • Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 40 minutes.
  • When it has cooled slightly, scoop out the pumpkin pulp.

Blend

  • Pumpkin pulp from one (about 2 cups) small pumpkin (or 1 can of pumpkin puree)
  • 1 cup soy milk with 1 Tbsp of lemon juice added (let sit for 5 minutes before adding to other ingredients)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup agave or 1/2 cup honey

Mix together

  • 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and fill in muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-20 minutes or until they bounce back when pressed lightly.

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