Desserts and Baked Goods, Recipes

Pumpkin Muffin Monday

It’s Muffin Monday here at our house (I love a good meal planning alliteration, don’t you?) This Monday I’ll be departing from our usual chocolate chip muffins for something a little more autumnal…Pumpkin Muffins!

This recipe makes quite a bit of batter. It can yield one standard 12 muffin pan, and a pan of 24 mini-muffins. Though I’ve always made muffins from this, I’m sure it would make several nice mini-loaves if that’s your preference. We just make the muffins and pop the leftovers in the freezer. They freeze beautifully. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Muffins

  • 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup solid pack pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 eggs

1. Grease 1 non-stick dozen muffin pan, and 1 non-stick 2 dozen mini-muffin pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Measure flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices into a large bowl. Stir to blend. Add pumpkin, water, veg oil, eggs, and nuts. Stir until well combined. Pour batter about 2/3 full into prepared muffin pans.

3. Bake for approximately 17 – 20 minutes depending on your oven (check on the mini-muffins around the 10 minute mark with a cake tester – they will come out sooner.)


13 thoughts on “Pumpkin Muffin Monday”

  1. Mmm . . . muffins!

    Muffins remind me of the movie Shrek ~ the scene with Prince Farquat and Gingie,

    “Do you know the Muffin Man?”
    “The Muffin Man?”
    “The Muffin Man.”
    “Who lives on Drury Lane?” 😀

    Hope your muffins were a hit!

  2. My son was really interested in trying some pumpkin recipes and this does sound really tempting. It sounds like a sweet recipe, I was wondering about the scope for a savoury version too – any suggestions?

    1. There is a lot of sugar in these, though they don’t ever taste overly sweet to me. I think you could scale back the sugar without any ill-effect. Perhaps scale back to a cup? That still sounds like a lot…but this recipe does make quite a bit of batter. If you try it, let me know how they turned out.

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