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.