This recipe was created by Melissa Jones, an Accredited Practising Dietitian who works in the aged care and disability sector. Melissa has kindly volunteered her expertise and knowledge to help us bring healthy and nutritious recipes to people with musculoskeletal conditions.

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Halloween pumpkin spice muffins 


  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 230g pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups plain flour
    ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar (to dust)


  1. Preheat over to 180oC.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, pumpkin puree and oil.
  3. Sift in the dry ingredients: flour, salt, bicarb soda, baking powder, vanilla essence, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Mix until well combined
  4. Spoon the mixture into a lined muffin tin (filling each to ¾ full)
  5. Bake at 180oC for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Once cooled, dust with icing sugar.

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