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Pumpkin muffins recipe

These pumpkin muffins are healthy but don't tell the kids. I usually just tell them that they are raisin muffins. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 1 ¾ cups plain flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin, cooked and mashed
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • 125g butter, melted


Preheat oven to 180°C. Line two muffin tins with patty pans. This recipe makes 18 muffins.

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins and salt.

In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin, milk and butter.

Pour the wet mix into the dry mix and using a spatula, gently fold together the mix until all ingredients are just moist.

Using a ¼ cup measure, fill each patty pan and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes.


  • These muffins have pumpkin in them which I do not tell my children about. They just think they are raisin muffins.
  • Using a measuring ensures that your muffins turn out a uniform size.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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