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Ingredients

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 carrot, grated
2/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375. Line 12 muffin cups with liners. Mix together four, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, mix together the pumpkin, brown sugar, oil and egg. Stir in carrot. Add pumpkin mixture all at once to dry mixture. Stir until just moistened. Stir in raisins and nuts. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake 10 to 15 minutes until firm and golden. Cool 5 minutes. Remove to rack to cool completely.

Nancy O'Mary Rock Island



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