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My Finest Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Welcome to the epitome of fall baking! (Effectively, apart from apple cake and apple crisp.) These are my super-moist, deliciously spiced, and further tender pumpkin muffins. They’re tailored from my common pumpkin crumb cake muffins and aren’t fairly as candy, making them the proper “anytime” deal with through the fall season. You possibly can even add chocolate chips for further tasty pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. No mixer required!

stack of 2 pumpkin muffins.

Meet my favourite pumpkin muffin recipe, the sequel to my favourite zucchini muffins and banana muffins. I recognize “easy” muffin recipes like these as a result of typically we don’t crave all of the bells and whistles of pumpkin cheesecake muffins… proper? Over-the-top muffins are undoubtedly scrumptious, however I’m sure you’ll need to make at present’s straightforward pumpkin muffins repeatedly. Why?

Right here’s Why You’ll Love My Easy Pumpkin Muffins

  • Dependable, straightforward recipe with fundamental substances
  • No mixer wanted
  • Further tender & moist
  • Deep pumpkin spice taste (you need to use your home made pumpkin pie spice!)
  • Dairy free if utilizing dairy-free milk
  • Very adaptable recipe–add chocolate chips, nuts, or dried cranberries, sprinkle with coarse sugar, or go away plain
close-up photo of many pumpkin muffins topped with coarse sugar.

How are these completely different from pumpkin cupcakes? My pumpkin cupcakes recipe is a favourite! In that recipe, you employ much less flour and milk with the identical quantity of pumpkin, so the cupcakes have a a lot lighter, airier texture. At present’s muffins are thicker and denser with simply as a lot taste.

Seize These 11 Elements:

flour, baking soda, pumpkin, eggs, milk, pumpkin pie spice, and other ingredients on marble counter.
  • Flour: Use all-purpose flour on this recipe. If desired, you may change half of the flour with complete wheat flour for a heartier, denser pumpkin muffin.
  • Baking Soda: Helps the muffins rise. There’s no want for baking powder and, in actual fact, I’ve made these pumpkin cream cheese muffins with solely baking soda earlier than too. (Simply omit the baking powder in these; really no noticeable distinction within the final result.)
  • Cinnamon, Ginger, & Pumpkin Pie Spice: Pumpkin is tasty, however in an effort to actually carry out its taste, you want some warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, and pumpkin pie spice. You need to use store-bought or strive my home made pumpkin pie spice mix. Pumpkin pie spice consists of cinnamon and ginger, however for the BEST, deepest taste, I like to recommend utilizing all 3. See recipe Observe.
  • Pumpkin Puree: You want 1 and 1/2 cups (about 340g) of pumpkin puree, which is most of a normal 15-ounce can. Don’t use pumpkin pie filling. Identical to with these pumpkin snickerdoodles, canned pumpkin is finest, however you could possibly use contemporary puree if that’s what you may have.
  • Oil: The muffins style dry and rubbery with out some fats. Simply as if we’re making pumpkin cake and pumpkin espresso cake, use vegetable oil. You possibly can additionally use melted coconut oil.
  • Brown & White Sugars: I barely diminished the sugar from my start line (pumpkin crumb cake muffins), so the pumpkin taste shines. Utilizing just a little brown sugar provides some taste, too.
  • Eggs: Present construction.
  • Milk: Like most muffin recipes, the batter wants a liquid. You need to use complete milk, buttermilk, or any dairy or nondairy milk you get pleasure from. I exploit orange juice in my pumpkin bread recipe, however utilizing orange juice (for the quantity of liquid wanted right here) wasn’t perfect right here. The muffins had been too citrus-y. You possibly can, in fact, change *some* of the milk with *some* orange juice.

That is elective, however I really like including just a little coarse sugar to the tops of the pumpkin muffins earlier than baking. I do that in a variety of my muffin recipes (each on-line and in my ebook) as a result of it provides a glittery crunch—similar to actual bakery muffins! You need to use one thing like Sugar within the Uncooked or white glowing sugar. And don’t overlook my excessive temperature trick you may see within the written recipe and detailed within the Notes beneath.

As instructed within the printable recipe beneath, seize a big bowl for the dry substances, a medium bowl for the moist substances, then whisk all of it collectively. Count on a thick batter:

orange batter in glass bowl with blue whisk.

Fill the muffin liners all the way in which to the highest:

muffins batter in metal muffin pan.
pumpkin muffins on white plate with cinnamon sticks.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

You’ll be able to flip these straightforward pumpkin muffins into pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! Merely fold 1 cup (about 180g) of chocolate chips within the batter proper earlier than spooning into your muffin pan.

pumpkin batter with chocolate chips in muffin pan.
stack of two pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

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These muffins are tailored from my common pumpkin crumb cake muffins and aren’t fairly as candy, making them the proper “anytime” deal with through the fall season. You possibly can even add chocolate chips for further tasty pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. No mixer required!

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C). Spray a 12-count muffin pan with nonstick spray or line with cupcake liners.
  2. Make the muffins: In a big bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt collectively till mixed. Put aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs and milk collectively till mixed. Pour the moist substances into the dry substances, after which fold the whole lot collectively gently simply till mixed and no flour pockets stay.
  4. Spoon the batter into liners, filling all of them the way in which to the highest.
  5. Bake for five minutes at 425 then, conserving the muffins within the oven, cut back the oven temperature to 350°F (177°C). Bake for an extra 16-17 minutes or till a toothpick inserted within the heart comes out clear. The whole time these muffins take within the oven is about 21-22 minutes, give or take. Permit the muffins to chill for 10 minutes within the muffin pan earlier than having fun with. 
  6. Cowl tightly and retailer at room temperature for as much as 1 week.


  1. Freezing Directions: For longer storage, freeze the muffins for as much as 3 months. Thaw in a single day within the fridge, then warmth up within the microwave if desired.
  2. Pumpkin Pie Spice: You could find pumpkin pie spice within the baking aisle of most grocery shops or make your personal home made pumpkin pie spice. For those who don’t have both and need to use particular person spices, use 1/4 teaspoon every of floor ginger, floor nutmeg, floor cloves, and floor allspice. Don’t omit the two teaspoons of floor cinnamon that can also be referred to as for on this recipe.
  3. Can I cut back the sugar or oil? You’ll be able to completely barely cut back both or each, however perceive that sugar and oil assist produce moist, tender muffins and the outcomes could also be disappointing and your muffins may style dry. For the oil, be happy to swap *some* for applesauce. You possibly can additionally strive substituting all or most of each sugars with coconut sugar.
  4. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins/Different Add-Ins: Merely fold 1 cup (about 180g) of chocolate chips within the batter proper earlier than spooning into your muffin pan. Or you may add 1 cup (about 130g) of chopped pecans or walnuts, or 3/4 cup (about 105g) of dried cranberries.
  5. Mini Muffins: For round 30 mini muffins, line mini muffin pans with liners or spray with nonstick spray. Put together batter as directed and fill liners to the highest. Bake at 350°F (177°C) your entire time for 11-13 minutes or till a toothpick inserted within the heart comes out clear.
  6. Why the preliminary excessive oven temperature? Like I do for many muffin recipes, bake the muffins for five minutes at a highly regarded temperature. Then, conserving the muffins within the oven, swap to a decrease temperature for the remaining bake time. This preliminary excessive temperature will shortly elevate the muffin tops so that they’re further excessive, then the facilities will bake through the decrease temperature bake time. This trick makes lovely bakery-style muffins each time.

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