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Pumpkin Spice Muffins



These pumpkin spice muffins are lightly spiced, soft and moist. The streusel and powdered sugar on top adds a hint of sweetness to each bite. You may also love our pumpkin bread recipe.

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This pumpkin spice muffin is lightly spiced, soft and moist. The streusel and powdered sugar on top adds a hint of sweetness to each bite.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe

One of the most popular posts on the blog is our pumpkin bread. If you’ve made it you know why. Simple. Stuffed with pumpkin. Soft and tender texture. The best. Obviously we’re into breads lately at our house (OK, we’re always into homemade bread). Today I’m sharing a twist on that favorite pumpkin bread recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins. 

This pumpkin spice muffin is lightly spiced, soft and moist. The streusel and powdered sugar on top adds a hint of sweetness to each bite.

Easy Pumpkin Muffins

These muffins have a batter that will take under 10 minutes to mix up. It’s the same batter in the pumpkin bread. No changes to the batter itself. It doesn’t need any changes because that bread comes out perfect every.time. And it works like a charm baked in muffin tins, too. Just look at the tall rise on these pumpkin muffins. A gorgeous domed top.

When we first looked at the finished muffins, Maddie and I said, “They look just like Panera’s pumpkin muffins!” I did not in any way intend to create a copycat recipe, but in our eyes, these are better than Panera’s pumpkin muffins.

And here’s why.

Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel

They’re baked with a simple streusel on top. In my opinion, streusel makes everything better. This particular streusel is made of flour, butter and sugar. 3 simple ingredients that taste so lovely when baked into muffins.

And is the powdered sugar necessary? I say yes. Not only does the white powdered sugar brighten them up, but that little bit of sweet enhances the savory pumpkin spices in the muffin.

This pumpkin spice muffin is lightly spiced, soft and moist. The streusel and powdered sugar on top adds a hint of sweetness to each bite.

{Sprinkle the powdered sugar on with a sifting spoon. A must-have in your kitchen baking collection.}

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

If you love chocolate, try adding 1 to 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips to this pumpkin muffin recipe. Fold in the chocolate chips as the very last step to mixing up the batter. Be careful not to over mix! You’ll have chocolate in every bite. Fantastic!

A pretty presentation and an unbeatable taste!

Other Pumpkin Recipes

pumpkin spice muffins dusted with powdered sugar

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

These pumpkin spice muffins are lightly spiced, soft and moist. The streusel and powdered sugar on top adds a hint of sweetness to each bite.

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy muffins, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 18
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Julie Clark

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups solid pack pumpkin
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Streusel Topping:

  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix together the oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and pumpkin in a bowl. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  • Spoon the batter into muffin pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Divide the batter to make 18 muffins.
  • In a small bowl, cut the butter into the flour and sugar with a knife and/or fork. Mix until it resembles crumbs and the butter is in small pieces.
  • Divide the streusel between the 18 muffins, sprinkling it over the unbaked dough.
  • Bake the muffins for 13-15 minutes, until the cupcakes have risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once the muffins are cool, use a sifting spoon to sift powdered sugar over top.

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Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making 18 muffins, with 1 serving being 1 muffin. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 86.8% | Vitamin C: 1.4% | Calcium: 3.8% | Iron: 9.7%
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This pumpkin spice muffin is lightly spiced, soft and moist. The streusel and powdered sugar on top adds a hint of sweetness to each bite.

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