Pumpkin Muffins

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

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Here’s a great idea to make use of the pumpkin flesh after carving your pumpkin. These are a lovely treat for a Halloween party too.

You will need:

  • Pumpkin puree (from one large pumpkin)
  • 250g Self Raising Flour
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 100g raisins
  • 80ml sunflower/rape seed oil
  • 2 large eggs

To Make the pumpkin puree

Scoop out enough flesh so the pumpkin will still stay standing as a Jack O’Lantern.
Put the roughly chopped pumpkin flesh into a saucepan, cover with water, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain.
Blend with hand blender or mash with potato masher.
Put aside to cool.


Pumpkin Flesh in Saucepan

Pumpkin Flesh in Saucepan

To make the Muffins

Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas 4.
Sieve the flour and baking powder into  a bowl. Add sugar, raisins and spices.
Into another bowl, beat the two eggs and mix in the oil and pumpkin puree.

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