A.J.'s Pumpkin-Raisin Spice Muffins (Gluten-Free)
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¼ Cups A.J.s Special Gluten-Free Baking mix (or your own
½ Cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
1 Large Egg
¼ Cup milk
2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice, more if you prefer (BE CAREFUL that it is made only of spices, as some
anti-caking agents might contain grain products)
2 teaspoon Blackstrap or other dark molasses (be sure ingredients do not list caramel color, a possible danger)
2 teaspoon Honey
1 small handful of your favorite raisins
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix baking mix and spice together in a medium-size bowl; set aside. In another medium-size bowl, beat the egg; then add the milk; then add the sugar, molasses, and honey; then blend in the pumpkin. Slowly add in the baking mix/spice blend. This mix WILL be very stiff. It takes a strong hand to stir it. When evenly-blended, add raisins. Spoon into muffin pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven. Makes 6 muffins.
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