Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

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    1/2 cups chopped walnuts
    2 T. agave
    2 T. wheat germ

    1 – 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    1/2 cup wheat germ
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1/2 tsp. allspice
    1/4 tsp. baking soda

    3/4 cups pumpkin puree
    1/3 cup agave
    1 cup non-fat yogurt
    2 Tablespoons canola oil
    1 large egg

    1/2 cup dried cranberries
    1 tsp. orange rind


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Combine first three ingredients and set aside.
    Combine second set of ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
    Stir third set of ingredients together in a bowl, mixing well.  Stir the wet mixture into the flour mixture, stirring just until moist.  

    Fold in  cranberries and orange rind.

    Line tins with muffin cups.  Spoon 1/4 cup batter into muffin cups.  Sprinkle top of muffins with walnut mixture.  Bake for twenty minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.