Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup solid-pack pumpkin
1 cup honey
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs at room temperature, slightly beaten
1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
In a large bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir in walnuts.
In a separate bowl, blend pumpkin, honey, oil, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla until smooth. Pour pumpkin mixture over dry ingredients. Stir just until mixed.
Spoon batter into paper lined muffin cups, filling each to just below the rim. Bake at 350°F for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of muffins comes out clean.
Let pan cool on rack for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and let cool on rack completely. Makes 12 muffins
Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting, if desired.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
In a small bowl, with electric mixer, beat 8 ounces cream cheese (softened to room temperature) with 1/3 cup honey, until fluffy.
Complements of the National Honey Board website