Pumpkin Raisin Nut Muffins

These muffins are quick, easy and very nutritious. My family loves them and I think yours will too.

½ cup shortening

½ cup applesauce

3 eggs

2 cups or 16-17 oz. can of pumpkin

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon allspice

½ cup flaxseed (You can substitute any nuts. I often use roasted pumpkin seeds but pecans are also good.)

½ cup raisins (You could use other dried fruit if you prefer.)

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups sugar

3 ½ cups flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves


Mix shortening, applesauce, eggs and pumpkin together. In separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Add pumpkin mixture and blend well. Add nuts and raisins and stir well. Spray or grease two twelve count muffin pans and spoon in muffin mixture to about two-thirds full.

Bake at 350° degrees Fahrenheit for 12 – 15 minutes or until set. Muffins will be moist but firm.

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Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

This sounds good--especially with pumpkin seeds.

I'll have to try this one.

Can you substitute oil for the shortening?


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Possibly. I have substituted applesauce for shortening before with good results.


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Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

,, but this already has applesauce.

I think I will try it with a little canola or grapeseed oil. When I get around to it, I'll let you know.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Yes it does and you can change the 1/2 cup to a cup and omit the shortening if you like.

Grape seed oil may work you just might have to adjust the flour amount if it appears too thin.


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anglnwu 5 years ago

This looks like a no-fuss easy to make recipe. Love pumpkin--will keep your recipe in mind. Thanks.


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma

This sounds and looks delicious. I'm definitely going to try this one soon. Thanks for sharing your recipe.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Anginwu and Becky.


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Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

Ok-- made these twice now using grapeseed oil instead of shortening. They took a little longer to bake, more like 25 minutes. I am at an elevation of 3200 ft so it always takes a little longer than the recipe says, or it might have needed a little more flour with the oil. I added chopped walnuts and sunflower seeds with the raisins. They are delicious.

(You might want to add the yield-- I got 24.)


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

That's good to know, Rochelle. I should have added the yield.

I usually get about 18 muffins. Maybe yours rises better where you live.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

Sounds delicious. I will try these - thanks.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, suziecat7.


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oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

Pamela N Red. Hi. This recipe looks delicious and sounds even better.

I will be trying it soon.

Pecan nuts sounds like a good way to go for us.

Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us.Voted up. :) :).


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, oliversmum. It's one of my favorites.

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