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For these muffins, we took the classic pumpkin bread, added dried fruit, lemon peel, and spices, and sprinkled on a crunchy sugar topping.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

bake:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
cool:
5 mins
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Lightly grease twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, lemon peel, cinnamon, baking soda, allspice, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture.

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  • In another medium bowl, combine egg, milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, and oil. Add all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in figs or dates.

  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each three-fourths full. Sprinkle batter with Streusel Topping. Bake in a 400°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.

Streusel Topping

Stir together 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 24mg; carbohydrates 43g; insoluble fiber 3g; protein 4g; sodium 159mg.
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