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
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.