Kid Chef Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

When kids plant an organic pumpkin patch, they can steam the pumpkin and blend it into a puree to create yummy meals and treats. Kids can make these cupcakes, filled with walnuts and raisins and topped with a maple glaze. Pumpkins are incredibly healthy, packed with nutrients and fiber, rich in antioxidants that protect against cancer, lung, and eye diseases, with vitamins that boost heart health, the immune system, and healthy skin. 

To make pumpkin spice cupcakes, kids can preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, kids can whisk together 1¾ cup organic whole wheat pastry flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 2 tsp pumpkin spice, 1 tsp baking soda, ½ tsp sea salt, ½ cup organic sugar. Toast ⅓ cup organic walnuts on a sheet pan in the oven for 8 minutes. In a small bowl, mix 1 cup organic pumpkin puree, ½ cup organic canola oil, 5.3 oz organic soy yogurt, and 1 tsp vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl and mix with the dry ingredients. Stir into the bowl, the toasted walnuts and ⅓ cup organic raisins and mix well.

Line a 12 cupcake pan with parchment paper liners and divide the batter between them. Bake 25 minutes and let cool completely. In a small bowl, mix 1 cup organic powdered sugar, ¼ cup organic maple syrup, 1 tbsp organic canola oil, 1 tbsp organic almond milk, 1 tsp vanilla, and a dash sea salt. Spread the maple glaze over the cupcakes, let set, and share with friends. 

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