Yesterday I was looking at what was left in the freezer to bake with. I found the pumpkin I had pureed at Hallowe'en and decided it was time to use it so I made these muffins.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups pureed pumpkin
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt (or less, if you prefer)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or raisins, nuts or combination)
Mix just until moistened and scoop into greased or lined muffin tins 3/4 full.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes until the tops spring back when pressed lightly. Ensure the bottoms have browned or they will still be sticky inside.
As a side note, if you saw my post yesterday, about making better bread on a sunny day, apparently my grandmother used to say, "Don't make bread if it is raining." I guess the barometric pressure affects bread. Isn't that interesting?