Makes 1 dozen muffins at 181 calories each.
1-3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tablespoon (yes, a tablespoon) of baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 cup canola or other mild vegetable oil
1-1/4 cup pumpkin pulp (if you use your own pumpkin be sure to blend it smooth before using)
3/8 cup brown sugar (not packed)
2 tablespoons dark molasses
1/2 cup organic 1% milk
1/4 cup dried cranberries*
1/4 cup sunflower seeds*You can use all cranberries or raisins or substitute chopped dates or even a mix if you prefer. I used 1/8 cup raisins and 1/8 cup cranberries.
1. Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and spices, sunflower seeds and cranberries or other dried fruit.
2. Measure out the molasses, milk, oil and pumpkin pulp and stir into the dry ingredients until just mixed.