Saturday, November 08, 2008

Pumpkin-Craisin Muffins

1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour (you could probably use all white-whole wheat flour, but I wasn't feeling adventerous)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/4 t. pumpkin pie spice
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (or vegetable oil, if you're not calorie counting)1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup Craisins (could also use raisins)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, optional

  • Preheat oven to 400 and grease a 12-cup muffin tin.
  • Sift together flours, baking powder and soda, salt and spices.
  • In a seprarate bowl, beat egg with brown sugar until well combined.
  • Stir in vanilla, buttermilk, applesauce and pumpkin puree.
  • Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Fold in nuts (if using) and Craisins.
  • Pour mixture into muffin cups and bake approximately 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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