Simple Pumpkin Muffins

Simple Pumpkin Muffins

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These simple pumpkin muffins are super moist and filled with warm fall spices, toasted pecans and topped with cinnamon and sugar. They are a perfect treat to enjoy during the fall and winter seasons with a hot cup of tea.


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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup toasted pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar


  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Line 2 muffin tins with baking cups and set aside.
  2. Toast pecans on the stovetop in a pan on low to medium heat until browned and fragrant. Remove from heat, let cool and roughly chop into pieces.
  3. In a large bowl add your dry ingredients and mix together; flours, spices and salt. Set aside.
  4. In another large bowl add your wet ingredients and sugars, whisk together; pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, vanilla extract, brown and white sugar.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients with toasted pecans. Gently fold batter together just until combined.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins, approx. three quarters full.
  7. Mix together sugar and cinnamon topping in a small bowl. Evenly sprinkle topping over each muffin top until there is no sugar left.
  8. Bake in the oven for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Don’t overbake!


Store muffins in a tin for up to 4 days.

The sugar topping will soften and the sugars will melt once muffins are stored and covered. Cracked topping is best served the day of. They still taste delicious either way!


Keywords: Pumpkin Muffins, Muffins, Snack, Breakfast, Treat, Fall Recipes, Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin

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