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I published this recipe in my previous blog and people loved it — so I thought I’d post it again and see if I can get anyone else hooked on these babies. Hehe.

I can’t recall where I got this recipe, but I’ve been making these muffins each fall for several years now. They are terrific – moist, perfectly textured and lots of spicy, pumpkin-y goodness. Try them and I guarantee they will be an instant hit!

Spicy Pumpkin Muffins

2 cups pumpkin puree
2/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups white flour
1-2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
– Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
– Mix ingredients in a large bowl in the order given, until thoroughly mixed but not over beaten.
– Fill each cup until almost full.
– Sprinkle tops with a generous pinch of cinnamon-sugar before baking (this really makes them pretty!)
– Bake for 25-30 minutes, then cool on rack.
– Store covered. They also freeze beautifully.

Makes about 2 dozen muffins

I hope you like them! More again soon…


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