If you like a moist, sweet muffin rich with cinnamon and nutmeg, then look no further. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robin Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
18 muffins
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin, sugar, applesauce, vegetable oil, and almond extract. Slowly add the flour mixture to the large bowl until just blended. Do not over beat. Pour the batter into 18 nonstick muffin cups.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove muffins from the oven, and let cool slightly. Remove the muffins from the pan, and let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 17.2g 6% DV; fat 2.5g 4% DV; cholesterol 20.7mg 7% DV; sodium 166mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2003
I do not understand how others had a hard time with this recipe. If you follow it exactly as written it works GREAT. Thanks again Robin for a wonderful recipe! I may try adding 2/3 cup of raisins to the next batch for a change of pace. I really enjoy pumpkin and these are great... not to mention healthy! If you do not have the flour called for do not waste your time and money. It would make up differently! This is chemistry folks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2003
Very healthy breakfast food easy to make. I think dried cranberries or cherries would liven this recipe up a bit but still keep them healthy. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 17
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2003
I do not understand how others had a hard time with this recipe. If you follow it exactly as written it works GREAT. Thanks again Robin for a wonderful recipe! I may try adding 2/3 cup of raisins to the next batch for a change of pace. I really enjoy pumpkin and these are great... not to mention healthy! If you do not have the flour called for do not waste your time and money. It would make up differently! This is chemistry folks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2003
it's hard to tell when these muffins are done because the center is still very wet when the top is nice and brown. Mine did not rise well at all and the centers were almost mushy. Still the flavor was good and they're so healthy that I will definitely try again. Add extra almond and vanilla extracts for better flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2003
I would use less nutmeg next time. My husband and I thought they were pretty good, but our kids devoured them - especially when I topped them with peanutbutter. We avoid sugar so we substituted 2T applejuice concentrate for the sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2011
UPDATE: Please read before making these muffins.... This recipe is truly for those of us who are diabetic, and/or are watching carb intake; because of the lack of added fat and the addition of the applesauce, the texture may take some getting used to. But for those of us who need this recipe to work, it certainly does. Per the reviews, I cut the applesauce in HALF, and doubled the spices. This took care of the "too moist" problem. I also added a tablespoon of ground flax seed for additional fiber. They were delicious. As stated, if you DON'T need to watch your fat, carbs, and calories please choose another pumpkin muffin recipe with full fat. For those of us who need this recipe, I, for one, was not disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
This is a delicious sweet and spicy recipie. I love the muffins so much; they are esspecially good when you add raisins or some chopped nuts. I also add a tsp. of almond extract and a tsp. of vanilla extract to add more flavor because I love almonds but want these muffins to serve as "diet" muffins. This is definatly a recipie to try. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2012
I wanted this to be more pumpkin than apple--what I did was used two cups of pumpkin puree and one cup of applesauce. I did sprinkle a little brown sugar over each muffin before baking. My muffins were done at 22 minutes. These turned out quite big--very fluffy and moist. Very pretty muffin. My one issue was that it had a little too much nutmeg. I'd like to make this again but I think I would use pumpkin pie spice instead of the individual spices. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2003
Very healthy breakfast food easy to make. I think dried cranberries or cherries would liven this recipe up a bit but still keep them healthy. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/14/2003
These muffins are very moist but I found them also to be very bland. I added the extra spices and vanilla and almond extract that some had suggested and still didn't get any flavor out of them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
yummy Read More
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