Pumpkin Muffins

I don't just love pumpkin, I looooove all things pumpkin. I don't like cold or even cool temps outside, but I'll permit cool temperatures if that means I can incorporate pumpkin into my diet as much as possible. I've been trying to do more of our shopping at Aldi's to save dollar bills, and as soon as I saw canned pumpkin, I stocked up. I seriously bought 12 cans. I don't think we have 12 cans of anything else in our tiny pantry. That weekend, I made pumpkin oatmeal and these pumpkin muffins.

I loved them, as did my son. I made 18 muffins - and froze half of them. I tweaked the recipe as follows:


  • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used 1 cup)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I used 2.5 cups)
  • 2/3 cup rolled oat
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 4 tsps baking powder
  • 2 tsps baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsps cinnamon
  • 2 tsps ground ginger (omitted)
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • mashed bananas (ripe)
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 15 ozs canned pumpkin
  • eggs (lightly beaten) (I used 3)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (I used .5)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed(I used .5)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (omitted)