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Hello!

Sorry for the brief hiatus. I know I should’ve posted, but life sometimes gets in the way and blogging falls second. I am back for the last day of MOFO with some seasonal cranberry-pumpkin muffins with NO fat added! Sweet! I love muffins, but HATE them when they taste like cupcakes minus the frosting. Call me crazy, but I like my muffin to taste delicious, but not like dessert. For this recipe, I was inspired by the first sightings of cranberries at Trader Joe’s, and of course pumpkins! This recipe is fast, coming together in less than 15 minutes, with a cook time of about 15-20 minutes. Perfect for a quick brunch, or something to munch on while heading to work. Or, if you are like me, anytime of the day, because I can’t stop eating these!

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Cranberry-Pumpkin Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour (I used whole wheat)

2/3 cup rolled oats

1 tsp Baking Soda

2 tsp Baking Powder

pinch of salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 nutmeg

1/2 evaporated cane juice

1/2 agave nectar (amber)

1/2 cup applesauce (I used my pearsauce)

1/2 cup pumpkin puree (Not pumpkin pie puree)

1/8 cup non-dairy milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup fresh cranberries

1/4 cup granola, optional

Pre-heat oven to 350*F

In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Next, add applesauce, pumpkin, sugar, agave, milk and vanilla extract to dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, if the batter doesn’t come together, try adding a bit more milk to the mix! The batter should be thick, but not dry. Add, cranberries and stir to combine. Spoon into greased muffin tin, or paper liners. If desired, sprinkle granola on top of muffins before baking. This adds a nice, sweet crunch to the top! Bake for 15-20 minutes or until muffins have firmed up, and a toothpick comes out clean!

Inside of the Muffin

These muffins are super moist and have all the flavors of Fall! It’s a muffin you don’t feel guilty eating, and something you want to share with friends and family! Oh and I know I said I had a mean cookie recipe to share, but that’ll be next week! Happy Halloween!!

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