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These are great with breakfast, split in half and toast for extra crunchy crusty. Makes 24 standard sized muffins, or even more when adding raisins, nuts, etc.
2 cups white sugar
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin (if you are using some of a larger can, you can measure out an even 2 cups and it'll be fine)
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix together wet ingredients thoroughly. Prepare dry ingredients by mixing them together first in a separate bowl, then mix into the wet ingredients until completely blended. (If you're using a mixer, blend on low until the dry ingredients are moistened, then give it about 1 minute on high speed until completely blended).
Prepare muffin tin with papers or brush with oil. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full.
Bake at 375˚ F for appx. 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.