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Pumpkin Raisin Muffins

No recipe image available.The flavors of a pumpkin pie, with the addition of raisins, all combined into an easy to prepare muffin—plus they have about one-third less calories than a traditional recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup canned pumpkin
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1 tablespoon light molasses
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/2 cup raisins
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine pumpkin, oil, egg, egg whites, molasses and vanilla. Stir in a combined flour, Equal®, raisins, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt just until all ingredients are moistened. Spoon batter into muffin cups.
  2. Bake in preheated 375°F (190°C) oven 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 12 muffins.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 muffin): calories 149, protein 3 g, carbohydrate 18 g, fat 8 g, cholesterol 18 mg, sodium 224 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 1/2 fat.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.