Madison Area Cooking Classes

The Madison area has several options for those interested in hands on cooking classes.

Orange Tree Imports on Monroe Street.

Vom Fass University Avenue

Sur La Table at Hilldale

All Through the House in Stoughton

Hy-vee Whitney Way *for kids

UW Health on the east side (The American Center)

I chose this recipe to share because it met 2 of my personal requirements-it used the whole can of pumpkin and was low in sugar.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

10-12 servings

Source: Healthy Eating for Life for Children by Amy Lanou, PhD; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, MS, RD

131 Calories · 3 g Protein · 4 g Fiber


Makes 10-12 Servings

  • whole-wheat flour or whole-wheat pastry flour (2 cups)

  • sugar (1/2 cup)

  • baking powder (1 tbsp.)

  • baking soda (1/2 tsp.)

  • salt (1/2 tsp.)

  • cinnamon (1/2 tsp.)

  • nutmeg (1/4 tsp.)

  • pumpkin (1 15-ounce can)

  • 1/2 cup water

  • raisins (1/2 cup) (or chocolate chips!)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add pumpkin, 1/2 cup of water, and raisins. Stir until just mixed. Spoon batter into lined muffin cups, filling to just below the tops.

  2. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until tops of muffins bounce back when pressed lightly. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and cool on a rack.

  3. Store cooled muffins in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

Per muffin

Calories: 131 calories

Protein: 3 g

Carbohydrate: 31 g

Fat: 0.5 g

Calories from Fat: 3%

Fiber: 4 g

Sodium: 236 mg

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