Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin isn't just for Fall time.

Makes 60 mini muffins
Preheat oven 400 degrees


3 cups of all-purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup pure pumpkin
1 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 cup raisins, sweetened cranberries or chopped nuts (I combine raisins with nuts, cranberry & nuts or just nuts). Optional.

•Combine dry ingredients

•Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture is fine

•Add pumpkin, milk & eggs and optional ingredient(s) until just moist

•Spoon into greased or paper line muffin pans 2/3 full

•Bake mini-muffins for 7-8 minutes or 12-15 for large muffins

•Immediately remove to wire rack

•Sprinkle with powdered sugar (another option)

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