Tuesday, October 27, 2009

pumpkin muffins


500 gr pumpkin, peeled and seeded
375 g flour
400 g white sugar
backing powder
spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves)
some salt
half a glass vegetable oil (160 ml)
3 eggs

about one hour

Preheat oven to 175ยบ. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
Split pumpkin in half. Remove seeds and strings. Place in microvawe for 20 minutes (otherwise in oven for about 90, covered with tin foil). Remove pumpkin pulp and puree in blender.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together 2 cups pumpkin puree, vegetable oil and eggs. Stir pumpkin mixture into flour mixture until smooth. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.