Butternut Muffins

Butternut Muffins
These Butternut Pumpkin Muffins are so delicious, no one will know they are really healthy too. They taste a bit like carrot cake and are a great way to get your kids to eat some pumpkin!
Serves: 12
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  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Butternut pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ cup raisins; optional
  • ¾ cup pecans, chopped
  1. Into a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Toss lightly with a fork.
  2. In separate bowl, combine butternut pumpkin puree, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla; stir well. Make a well in centre of dry ingredients; pour in pumpkin mixture. Add raisins, if using, and chopped pecans; stir just until ingredients are moistened. Do not over mix.
  3. Line 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners or grease well and dust with flour. Fill the about ⅔ full with the pumpkin muffins batter and bake at 200°C, for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove butternut muffins and cool.

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