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Pumpkin-Date Muffins

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Yield: 12 muffins View Nutrition Facts


  • 1 3/4 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup  canned unsweetened pumpkin
  • 1 cup  chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup  light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons  extra-light olive oil


1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line the cups of a standard (11-by-14-1.5 inch) muffin pan with paper liners or coat the cups with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine first 6 ingredients. Make a well in the center; set aside.

3. In a small bowl, combine remaining 5 ingredients. Pour mixture into well in dry ingredients and stir until mix is just moistened and batter is still slightly lumpy.

4. Pour batter into muffin cups until each is three-quarters full.

5. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until tops are light golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in pan on a rack, then remove from pan to cool completely.

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hungrymama wrote:

I'm surprised that the recipe calls for all-purpose flour. I would expect Fitness to make it healthier by at least including part whole-wheat flour.

10/20/2011 08:59:25 PM Report Abuse
mcfarfam2003 wrote:

By just eye-balling the recipe, it looks like the cinnamon and nutmeg should be increased to enhance the flavor.

10/20/2011 02:56:40 PM Report Abuse
andrewsavirgin1 wrote:

Instead of measuring flour etc. I'm going to try starting with a brownie mix for the first 3 ngredients & adding from ingrediaent #4 on.I'll take the advice of cerny123 & spice it up by adding cloves, which I happen to love. żG

10/29/2010 02:44:30 PM Report Abuse
cerny123 wrote:

Try sprucing up with 1/2 tsp. of cloves to give them some spice.

11/6/2009 08:03:02 AM Report Abuse
oonaoh wrote:

These are really flat,dull muffins. Mine were surprisingly chewy - and I blame the fact that I don't have a baking thumb - but I was excited, because I know pumpkin is not only tasty, but good for you. Maybe you can do something to spruce it up, but I won't make these again.

10/31/2009 06:49:16 AM Report Abuse

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