Simple Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Pumpkin muffins make a delicious treat for breakfast, brunch or a snack! Made of pumpkin, brown sugar, and pumpkin spice, these pumpkin muffins are a family favorite!

Pumpkin Muffins Recipe from addapinch.com

This pumpkin muffin recipe is one that I love to make throughout the year, but especially throughout the fall when we love pumpkin recipes to the MAX!

Full of pumpkin flavor and my favorite spices mingled in my pumpkin spice mix, these muffins have it all. They even have the warm flavor of brown sugar dark with molasses that just adds another layer of fall flavor to these babies.

Can you tell that fall is by far my favorite season of the year? Well, I say that, but then when spring rolls around next year, I’ll be declaring my undying love for it, too. I think the two have so much in common without being the extreme of summer or winter.  Our summers in the south are liquid heat while our winters aren’t nearly as extreme. But for me, fall is like a balm to all that summer swelter and with it, I welcome recipes that embrace that signature fall flavor.

So, grab some pumpkin and mix these pumpkin muffins up as soon as you can. I think they’ll be just what you need to get in full fall fever along with me.

Pumpkin Muffins Recipe from addapinch.com

Here’s my Pumpkin Muffins Recipe. I hope you love them as much as we all do.

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Simple Pumpkin Muffins Recipe
 
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Pumpkin muffins make a delicious treat for breakfast, brunch or a snack! Made of pumpkin, brown sugar, and pumpkin spice, these pumpkin muffins are a family favorite!
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Serves: 24 muffins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Prepare muffin tin with liners or by spraying with nonstick baking spray. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice mix into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in eggs and pumpkin, being sure to incorporate well. Add flour mixture about ½ cup at a time, stirring to combine. Add vanilla extract and buttermilk.
  3. Spoon pumpkin muffins batter into prepared muffins tins, filling about ¾ full. Place in preheated oven and bake until the lightly spring back to the touch and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center, about 12 minutes for mini-muffins and 25-30 minutes for full-size muffins. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Pumpkin Muffins Recipe - Pumpkin muffins make a delicious treat for breakfast, brunch or a snack! Made of pumpkin, brown sugar, and pumpkin spice, these pumpkin muffins are a family favorite! // addapinch.com

 

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2012.

12 comments on “Simple Pumpkin Muffins Recipe”

  1. Thanks, will give these a try. I have a cream cheese pumpkin recipe, but not one like this.

  2. These sound very good. I might would even add a few chopped pecans or walnuts. Pinning it!!

  3. I am ready for all things pumpkin and these muffins are perfect!

  4. we love dates and years ago we had a dark date bread. we were from NC. and I wonder if it wasn’t a southern recipe my mom had. do you have a recipe for something like that? thank you. I am enjoying your recipes………..I am new to the computer so just learning to search.
    Thank you.

  5. Reading this while I’m drinking my coffee and really wishing I had one right now. They look delicious!

  6. I bet, not so simple in flavors though.

  7. Fall is my absolute favourite season too!! I love the coziness of it all – lovely muffin recipe 🙂

  8. These delicious muffins would be a welcome breakfast in my kitchen!

    -Jamie

  9. Quick, easy and looks delicious! I will have to try these. I’m a recent follower of yours and new blogger who loves to bake, too. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. thank you for this recipe and for the pumpkin spice recipe, nice to have that from scratch too! I love pumpkin too all year long, don’t get sick of it or confine it to only fall stuff so much appreciated!

  11. I saw these and although I have several other pumpkin muffin recipes I make regularly, I wanted to give these a try as they had buttermilk in the recipe. I thought the technique seemed strange in that you add the buttermilk at the end, after the flour but I followed the recipe exactly. These did not come out well. I cooked about 30 plus minutes and, although a toothpick check, came out clean, within a few minutes they deflated and when I cut a muffin open, ,they looked a bit raw inside. Not sure what the problem is with these, but they didn’t work for me. I am a baker and I have an oven thermometer and fresh baking powder, etc. ,so not sure where this recipe went wrong.

    • Hi Steph,
      I’m sorry your muffins didn’t turn out well. I’ve not had this problem and they’ve always turned out great every time I’ve made them, so I’m not sure what could have happened. Thank you Steph.

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