Pumpkin Spice Muffins


I'm sure you've seen a thousand pumpkin recipes lately. From Halloween to Thanksgiving, it seems everything and anything is done with a pumpkin twist. Well hopefully you aren't sick of pumpkin yet, because I'm going to add yet another recipe to your list! The past couple weeks I have posted pumpkin themed posts. First, there was my post on how to bake pumpkin to make your own homemade puree. Next up, I shared a tasty sweet treat using Snickerdoodle cookies and pumpkin cream cheese icing. Today's treat is a little less dessert, and more breakfast themed. I'm sharing a tasty pumpkin spice muffin!

Like the zucchini muffins I've made before, these muffins are filled with the flavors of Fall. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves all tickle your taste buds in this tasty treat. Much like the zucchini muffins, the pumpkin adds a richness to the muffin, but not an overpowering flavor. These muffins are warm and tasty, topped with cinnamon sugar that crusts when baked. These would be great with a cinnamon butter - or even with nothing on them. There's so much flavor packed in the muffins, they don't need much help!

Pumpkin Spice Muffin ingredients:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbs butter (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Topping: 2 tbs sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Pumpkin Spice Muffin instructions
  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Sift dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, spices) into bowl
  • Break butter into small cubes
  • Cut butter into dry ingredient mixture until fully mixed
  • Mix together the wet ingredients in a separate bowl (pumpkin, vanilla, egg, evaporated milk)
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, fold until completely combined
  • Fill cupcake wrappers 3/4 full with batter
  • Mix together ingredients for topping
  • Sprinkle mixture on top of each muffin
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes