Pumpkin Muffins

pumpkin muffin recipe2 ¼ Cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground ginger
¼ tsp. salt
¾ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. ground cloves
1 Cup packed brown sugar
1 Cup pureed pumpkin (home made or canned, NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1/3 Cup buttermilk
1/3 Cup canola oil
¼ Cup molasses
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 lg. eggs
cooking spray
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 400º

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour through cloves in a medium bowl.  Whisk to combine. In another bowl, combine brown sugar through eggs, stir well with a whisk.  Add sugar mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moist.

Spoon batter into 18 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake at 400º for 15 min. until a wooden toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean. Remove muffins from pans and cool or wire rack.