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Extra Moist and Light Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

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Pumpkin muffins are everywhere, how to choose? My pumpkin muffins recipe is extra moist and light. This pumpkin recipe has been one I have used for years. If you’re on the hunt for the best pumpkin muffins you found it. 

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I make pumpkin recipes all year round. I don’t box it into just fall. Call me crazy if you will. Pumpkin has incredible nutrients and can be made sweet or savory. Try cranberry muffins for a fun twist to your muffins! 

Pumpkin Muffins

The one thing I found over the years is reading tips from people on how they made the recipe. You learn valuable tips and tricks that can better you as a baker

How Do You Make Pumpkin Muffins 

  1. Pumpkin Purée | Make sure You Use pumpkin purée, not pumpkin pie mix. If you make your own homemade purée, you can totally use that in replace of canned. 
  2. Oil | Oil is going to add moisture to the muffins and offer a light texture. It gives you that bakery-style muffin. Vegetable or Canola oil is best. 
  3. Don’t Overmix | Remember to not overmix the batter. This can weigh down and create a heavy muffin. 
  4. Watch Time | Every Oven heats differently. Don’t just use the time as a guarantee. Check muffins to ensure they are baking correctly. 

pumpkin spice muffinsCan I Add Chocolate Chips to Pumpkin Muffins

You can add chocolate chips to these muffins if you want. I prefer to skip but if you do add anywhere from ½ cup to ¾ cup of chocolate chips of your choice. 

Can I Frost These Muffins To Make the Pumpkin Cupcakes

Absolutely! Frost or even ice these muffins to add more flavor to your recipe. I make pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting and it’s incredible. 

You can use any homemade frosting you want or even buy it if you prefer that route. I think a whipped vanilla frosting would be nice. Dust with a little pumpkin spice seasoning for color. 

Can I Freeze These Pumpkin Spice Muffins

You can freeze pumpkin spice muffins. Bake as directed and allow your muffins to fully cool down. Then transfer to a freezer bag or airtight container and store in the freezer. 

These muffins will store up to three months. Just remove however many you want and allow to thaw. Great for tossing into lunches, quick breakfast option, and even snacks. 

The Spice in Pumpkin Spice Seasoning

You see all the time people asking what spices are in pumpkin spice. Cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and even ground clove. Depending on the recipe you will find will vary in spices. 

libbys pumpkin muffinsVariations to Pumpkin Muffins

  • Nuts | Pecans, and walnuts are great in muffins. Chop up and toss in up to ½ cup in the batter. 
  • Raisins | looking for a bit more flavor, add in raisins. It can transform the flavor and texture. 
  • Chips | Toss in chocolate, white chocolate, toffee chips, and more. It can add a totally different flavor. 
  • Coconut | Shredded coconut is good to. Use unsweetened coconut if you do. 

How Long Can You Store Pumpkin Muffins

You can store these muffins on the counter in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. If you won’t eat them all in time consider freezing the extras. 

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Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Extra moist and fluffy pumpkin muffins recipe. This pumpkin spice muffin is incredibly delicious.


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Then line your muffin pan with liners.
  2. In a stand mixer whip up your pumpkin puree, both sugars eggs, oil, vanilla until creamy texture.
  3. Grab a separate bowl and add in your flour, salt, baking soda, and mix.
  4. Then slowly pour the dry into the wet until blended.
  5. Pour your pumpkin batter into each muffin liner. Fill about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake 18-22 minutes or until you can stick toothpick in and it comes out clean.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

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Gail Hammond

Sunday 8th of December 2019

They are delicious... I added unsweetened Coconut and Pecans and Walnuts... So moist and perfectly sweet!!!


Sunday 8th of December 2019

So glad you liked them so much, and I love your add-ins! Sounds fantastic.

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