Pumpkin Raisin Muffins

11 Mar 2012

Pumpkin Raisin Muffins

It's that time of year again. When Canadians buy more coffee than they can handle to try to win at roll up the rim. But this also marks the end of fall. So does changing the clocks forward: something I had to do last night. Even though I'm way ready to get some nicer weather and longer days, I'm going to be missing the food of the fall, namely: pumpkin.

So I made pumpkin muffins so that I can hold on to fall for as long as I can (good thing they sell canned pumpkin all year long!)

The weird thing though is that my dad HATES pumpkin. I don't know why, but he just can't stand the stuff. So of course, I gave him some of my muffins. (I have a way of tricking people). He loved them! He couldn't stop eating them, and I made them pretty mini (I should buy me some bigger paper liners) so when you finish one, you go "well they are so small...one more won't hurt". Until they are all gone.

What you'll need:

-1 1/2 cup white sugar
-1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
-1/4 cup vegetable oil
-3 eggs
-1 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
-2 tablespoons water
-2 tablespoons vanilla
-3 cups all-purpose flour
-1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon ground allspice
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 1/2 cup raisins


    1.   Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Line muffin pan with paper liners. 
    2.   In a large bowl, mix together the sugars, oil, eggs, pumpkin, water and vanilla. 
    3.   In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Slowly add it to the pumpkin mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Fold in the raisins.
   4.    Scoop batter into the prepared muffin pan and bake for 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack.

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  1. I love tricking people into eating something they would normally not touch if they knew what it was!

  2. There are never enough muffin combos in the world! These look delicious.


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