When it comes to pumpkin I can't help myself so I'm sorry if you guys are totally pumpkined out. I greedily collect all the pumpkin recipes I find and buy extremely large cans of pumpkin that are way too big to be used up in one recipe. I found this healthier version of pumpkin muffins on A Fat Cat Created a Vegetarian and of course had to make them. (Hers look cuter with pumpkin seeds on top!) I love how these muffins rose up so beautifully and have nice domed tops. They might be my new favourite pumpkin muffin. I also want to try making Ellie Krieger's apple muffins.
In other news, it sounds like there's some sort of animal in our ceiling. I didn't think it was an animal before (though I heard sounds) but then another woman who lives in our building said she thought it was a squirrel, so now I think it might be an animal. How appropriate that I'm currently taking a pest management course!
If this sounds good, you might also like:
Morning Glory Muffins
Oatmeal Raisin Muffins
Spiced Carrot Muffins
Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins
Adapted from Ellie Krieger
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons molasses
1/4 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup lowfat buttermilk (or 1 tbsp vinegar + milk to make up 3/4 cup)
Preheat oven to 400F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.
In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, molasses, oil and eggs until combined. Whisk in the pumpkin and vanilla. Whisk in the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with the buttermilk. Whisk just until combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared muffin pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of 1 of the muffins comes out clean.
Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Take the muffins out of the pan and completely cool on a rack.