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04 October 2009 @ 02:20 pm
A yummy recipe  
This is one of my family's favorite recipes. I leave out the peanuts and use chocolate chips instead of cranberries. My kids look forward to me making these.

Peanut Pumpkin Cupcakes

1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/3 cups sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 eggs
2 Tbs. peanut or vegetable oil
1/2 cup dried cranberries or semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped roasted peanuts


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray or use paper liners.

Stir together the flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt, then set aside. In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar, pumpkin, eggs and oil until thoroughly combined. Add the flour mixture and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in the dried cranberries(or chocolate pieces) and half of the peanuts.

Spoon batter into cups. Sprinkle with remaining peanuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan.

Yield 1 dozen.

We like them so much that sometimes I use the whole can of pumpkin and double the recipe.

I have posted this before but with and all the new friends I have made lately I thought I'd re-post this.
Akumu Black: Bree goes OMGaku_rin on October 4th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh, pumpkin recipe! *_*
I'm keeping this, it's just lovely!
Here we use pumpkin solely for a kind of... bread, if I can call it like that, but cakes, muffins and so on are unusual (rare or sporadic would be a better definition)... I need to try it!
We don't have canned pumpkin, is it the same to fresh pumpkin boiled until soft? Thanks! ^__^
lijahlover: Fall tree with benchlijahlover on October 5th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
I have never tried fresh pumpkin try it and let me know. I think it should work well in this the pumpkin just has to be very soft.
Akumu Black: dracoaku_rin on October 5th, 2009 11:52 am (UTC)
Okay, thank you! As soon as I get home I'm giving it a try! (I have to let the pumpkin be chosen by my mother, I really can't distinguish good from bad ones XD)
lijahlover: HP Cast -Angstlijahlover on October 5th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
Good luck :)