Pumpkin and cinnamon muffins

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    1 hour 20 min

    Soft and slightly spicy, this recipe is very easy to prepare, and fun to make with pumpkin around Halloween.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 12 muffins

    • 300g pumpkin
    • 125g flour
    • pinch baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch ground ginger
    • 1 pinch grated nutmeg
    • 1 pinch ground cloves
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 4 tablespoons of water
    • 1 egg
    • 50g raisins, optional

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Cut the pumpkin into slices, peel and remove the seeds; cook in a steamer until it is soft, about 20 minutes. Mash the pumpkin with a fork or pass it through a sieve. You will need about 125g.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
    3. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
    4. In a large bowl mix the sugar, olive oil, water and egg. Add the pumpkin puree and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and stir briefly.
    5. Spoon the muffin mixture into the paper cases, about 2/3 full.
    6. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes. After the first 25 minutes, check muffins by inserting a skewer in the centre of a muffin, when cooked it will come out clean.
    7. Remove muffin tin from the oven and let sit on a wire rack for ten minutes. When they are cool enough to be handled, transfer the muffins onto the wire rack and let cool completely.

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