Just in time for Thanksgiving!
Mix 2¼ cups freshly milled flour (any type) with:
½ cup demerara sugar,
2¼ teaspoons baking powder,
¼ teaspoon salt,
2 teaspoons cinnamon,
¼ teaspoon nutmeg,
¼ teaspoon cloves,
1/3 cup finely chopped pitted dates, and
1/3 cup chopped walnuts.
Combine in separate bowl: 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin, 1/3 cup oil, 3/4 cup buttermilk (or regular milk), and 2 teaspoons vanilla.
Add dry ingredients to wet to form a thick batter. You may need to add a little more milk if batter is too thick. FILL greased muffin cups with batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Makes one dozen.