Pumpkin Muffins

This is the season for everything pumpkin. Having that great pumpkin smell flowing through your home. There are so many recipes you can make with pumpkins, like pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread. But don’t forget to make some delicious pumpkin muffins.

These muffins are the perfect snack to enjoy with a cup of hot chocolate or cider. Perfect on a cold fall or winter day. These muffins are tender and full of pumpkin flavor. They are easy to make and are very tasty.

pumpkin muffins

Shopping List

The following ingredients will be needed to make these pumpkin muffins. You will need flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla, butter, eggs, milk, salt, brown sugar, and a can of pumpkin.

I used a can of 100% pure pumpkin in this recipe, not pumpkin pie filling. The difference between the two is that pumpkin pie filling has added spices while 100% pumpkin is just pumpkin that has been pureed.

Cooking Time

You should plan 10 minutes of preparation time to gather your ingredients and make your batter. Then an additional 20 minutes of baking time.

Storing Instructions

Store the muffins in an airtight container for 2-4 days.

Place paper towels in the bottom of an airtight container. Add your muffins to the container on top of the paper towels. Place another piece of paper towel on top. Cover and then store the muffins at room temperature.

If you refrigerate the muffins the texture and flavor could change. If the paper towels become damp you can replace them. You can also freeze the muffins.

Can You Freeze Muffins

Yes, you can freeze muffins. To freeze the muffins you will want to make sure they are completely cooled down before freezing. After they are cooled down you can place them on a baking sheet and freeze them for 30-60 minutes. After that time remove them from the freezer, wrap them tightly, and place them in freezer-safe containers or freezer bags. Store in the freezer for up to two months.

Can I Add Chocolate Chips

Yes, you can add chocolate chips. Here is a great recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.

How To Make Pumpkin Muffins

  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • In a large bowl add flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
flour, sugar, baking powder in a bowl
  • In a second bowl add butter, vanilla, eggs, milk, and a can of pumpkin. Mix everything together well.
pumpkin mixture in a bowl
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix everything together.
pumpkin mixture in a bowl
  • Add raisins if you prefer and mix them in.
  • Line a muffin pan with muffin liners.
  • Take a spoon and fill the muffin liners with the batter to the top.
pumpkin muffin batter in muffin liners
  • Place muffin in the oven and bake for 5 minutes at 425.
  • Lower heat to 350 and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • To check if done insert a toothpick in the center and see if it comes clean.
  • Let the muffins cool down and then enjoy!!
pumpkin muffins in muffin pan

Tips

  • I used libby’s 100%pure pumpkin for this recipe, not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Insert a toothpick into the center of the muffin. If it comes clean then your muffins are done.
  • Don’t overmix the batter.

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Pumpkin Muffins

Easy pumpkin muffins recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fall Desserts, Pumpkin Muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 280kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Can (15 Oz) 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 3 Small Boxes of Raisins (1.33 Oz each) Optional

Instructions

  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • In a large bowl add flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
  • In a second bowl add butter, vanilla, eggs, milk, and a can of pumpkin. Mix everything together well.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix everything together.
  • Add raisins if you prefer and mix them in.
  • Line a muffin pan with muffin liners.
  • Take a spoon and fill the muffin liners with the batter to the top.
  • Place muffin in the oven and bake for 5 minutes at 425.
  • Lower heat to 350 and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • To check if done insert a toothpick in the center and see if it comes clean.
  • Let the muffins cool down and then enjoy!!

Notes

Storing Instructions

Store the muffins in an airtight container for 2-4 days.
Place paper towels in the bottom of an airtight container. Add your muffins to the container on top of the paper towels. Place another piece of paper towel on top. Cover and then store the muffins at room temperature.
If you refrigerate the muffins the texture and flavor could change. If the paper towels become damp you can replace them. You can also freeze the muffins.

Can You Freeze Muffins

Yes, you can freeze muffins. To freeze the muffins you will want to make sure they are completely cooled down before freezing. After they are cooled down you can place them on a baking sheet and freeze them for 30-60 minutes. After that time remove them from the freezer, wrap them tightly, and place them in freezer-safe containers or freezer bags. Store in the freezer for up to two months.