These were nice enough. My pickiest son even liked them enough to say so later in the evening.(my pumpkin hating husband didn't eat the meal when I served these *grin*) The pumpkin was more subtle than I personally would have liked, but perhaps I simply didn't pair these with the right meal? One reviewer used applesauce instead of oil, which actually sounds quite good. However, if one wanted more of a pumpkin flavor, one could substitute more pumpkin for the oil instead of applesauce, no? (at least sometimes, depending on the meal)? I personally enjoyed the texture and sweetness (except that my son made these up and he slightly over baked them, so they were a tiny bit dry - I don't think they were dry simply because we used 3/4 C whole wheat and 1 C corn meal...not likely anyway, at least, not based on my past experiences). These muffins were not extremely sweet, but not savory at all. I'd say, for comparison's sake, that these are not quite as sweet as, say, Jiffy corn muffins. If I were pairing these muffins with an autumn salad, then I might actually sweeten them a tad more and add some cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves, and perhaps some chopped dates at times. On the other hand, if I were serving these with a pumpkin-turkey chili with traditional chili spices (no sweet spices) I might make them as is. I'll have to toy around with these some and see when/how they work best for our family (well, the kids and myself anyway....). Thanks for some 'food' for thought!
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These were nice enough. My pickiest son even liked them enough to say so later in the...