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Are You Drowning in Pumpkin Puree? ;-)

how do you fix a broken pumpkin?

I JUST PUMPKIN, ANYTHING (pies, cookies, soups, muffins)… ! 😉

And this time of year, it seems like there are pumpkins and pumpkin recipes everywhere.

Last week, I was looking for a new recipe for a muffin that would include not only pumpkin, but dried cranberries and pecans too.

I found this oh so yummy one over at the Betty Crocker site for:

 Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins   (click for recipe)

They turned out great. A lovely dense but moist texture, flavorful and  colorful too.

A couple of tweaks:

I did cut back a bit on the sugar, used unbleached flour and added a dash of cloves and nutmeg to the dry mix too.

If you like pumpkin muffins, you’re going to ♥ these

Any fav pumpkin recipes (sweet or savory) to share? Please do. IMO, there’s no such thing as too much pumpkin….and it’s so good for us too!

Happy Cooking and Baking! 🙂

Photo courtesy of Flickr

Oat Bran Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffins for post

I haven’t posted a recipe in a while but I HAVE been cooking and baking a lot. 🙂

Today is no exception. On the menu: Slow-Cooker Veggie Beet Borscht (new recipe from my upcoming cookbook), Bread Machine Rye and Fennel Bread (also from my upcoming cookbook) and Pineapple Cupcakes.

I’m getting hungry just typing this LOL. 😉

I’ve also been on a bit of a “muffin kick” . 

I bought some wonderful organic blueberries at our local food co-op recently and made up a batch of yummy blueberry muffins.

These are from my cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians and they include the goodness of oat bran in them.

Adding coconut to top them is an idea I got from another muffin recipe. You can skip this step if you don’t like coconut. But it does add a nice crunchy topping, without the calories of streusel- types of toppings, with extra sugar, butter….

See following page for complete recipe.

What’s your fav muffin and if possible, do include a link to the recipe!

Happy Weekend and Happy Baking! 🙂

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