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Use homegrown pumpkin to make whole grain muffins

I always grow pumpkin. It is easy to grow and doesn't need a lot of maintenance. But each vine produces a lot of pumpkins so I'm always looking for ways to use it. The other day I was shopping for a toaster oven (mine went kaput after many years of faithful service) and I noticed a bunch of recipes on a site, Toaster Oven Reviews. One was for pumpkin muffins so I knew I had to try them. The recipe was right up my alley; it used whole grains and olive oil. It did use real sugar (I normally go for honey in baked goods) but overall it was much healthier than most muffin recipes out there.

These muffins were some of the best I have ever had! The next day I made more. A double batch, actually. I gave them to neighbors and received rave reviews. Many people asked for the recipe, so I knew this was one I had to share with all the gardeners out there looking for something to do with their pumpkins.

I couldn't find butterscotch chips at my local grocery store so I used dried cherries. I know those two aren't even close to each other, but I figured I had to put something in to keep the recipe amounts the same and the flavor of cherries seemed well paired to the other flavors in the recipe. I thought the cherries were outstanding in the muffins. Maybe one day I'll try the butterscotch chips if I ever run across them, but my muffins certainly didn't seem any worse off for the swap. I also left off the cinnamon icing on some of them. Those ones I spread raw grass fed butter on and ate for breakfast. Delicious! Here is a link to the recipe:

Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins

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