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Pumpkin Orange Mini Muffins

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  All purpose flour/Unbleached flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped dates 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Cooked mashed pumpkin 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Orange juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)

Grease 36 miniature muffin cups.
Using vegetable peeler, peel strips of rind from orange.
In food processor bowl with metal blade, process rind with sugar until finely grated, about 60 to 90 seconds.
Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves.
Process with 3 long pulses; scrape down sides of bowl.
Add shortening; process 10 to 15 seconds or until mixture resembles cornmeal.
Add dates and nuts; process just to distribute.
In small bowl, slightly beat eggs; stir in pumpkin and orange juice.
Add to processor bowl; process 6 to 8 seconds to combine thoroughly Fill each prepared muffin cup 3/4 full.
Bake at 375°F. for 14 to 17 minutes or until very light golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Serve with Creamy Orange Butter 36 mini-muffins or 12 regular sized muffins.
CONVENTIONAL DIRECTIONS: In large bowl, beat shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add pumpkin, orange juice, 2 teaspoons grated orange rind and eggs; blend well.
Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Fold in dates and nuts.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2308 Calories from Fat 1074

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 119 g183.6%

Saturated Fat 27 g135%

Trans Fat 9 g

Cholesterol 423 mg141%

Sodium 2849.9 mg118.7%

Total Carbohydrates 268 g89.3%

Dietary Fiber 20.3 g81.2%

Sugars 68.9 g

Protein 55 g109.1%

Vitamin A 184.7% Vitamin C 87.3%

Calcium 101.9% Iron 85.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pumpkin Orange Mini Muffins Recipe