Mini Pumpkin Muffins
3 cups pastry flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 T wheat germ
1 cup raisins, sweetened dried cranberries, or chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
2 large eggs
15 oz. cooked and pureed sugar pumpkin
powdered sugar (optional)
COMBINE the first 8 ingredients in large bowl.
POUR muffin mix into large bowl. Add 1/2 cup canola oil with pastry blender until mixture is fine. Add 1 cup LIBBY'S 100% PURE PUMPKIN, 1 cup milk and 2 large eggs; mix until just moistened.
SPOON into greased or paper-lined mini-muffin pans, filling 2/3 full.
BAKE in preheated 400ºF oven for 15 minutes; remove to wire racks. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
Makes about 60 mini muffins.
A couple years ago, when I was the Programs Director at the Seattle Athletic Club, the staff dressed up for Halloween. Kinda hard for the trainers, but I thought wearing costumes was FUN. Here I am as the Pumpkin Witch...BOO!