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Pumpkin Rye Muffins
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Contributed by: Deborah Hayes blog 01/09/2005Added: Feb 12, 2008 at 09:25 AM

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1-½ cups natural unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ - 1 cup of sugar (honey could be substituted)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 can of pumpkin
  • 2 cups of raisins
  • ¾ cup of buckwheat flour
  • ¾ cup of dark pumpernickel rye flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • Cinnamon
  • 4-½ teaspoons Rumford baking powder (it has corn)[baking powder recipes]
  • ¼ cup canola oil
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Fill 24 muffin tins with liners.
  3. Combine all wet ingredients.
  4. To increase sweetness, puree in a blender so that raisin bits are spread throughout. (Optional)
  5. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  6. Gradually add wet to dry.
  7. Pour batter into muffin tins 2/3 full.
  8. Bake 15 – 20 minutes.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Canola Oil1 ,2 N N N N A A N A
Raisin1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Pumpkin1 B B N N A N B B
Buckwheat/Kasha2 B N A A A A N A
Rye Flour (whole rye)2 ,3 B B B B A A N N
Cinnamon1 N N N N A A N A
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N A

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Honey1 N N N A N N N A
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Feb 15, 2008 at 12:40 AM By: Rodney