Pumpkin Muffins

January 15, 2022

These are a great breakfast treat or a light dessert. The spices give them a warmth that’s perfect during fall and winter.


  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 20 – 22 min (25 on first try for me)
  • Other: 0
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Servings: 12
  • Yield: 12 Muffins


  • 1 3/4 (210g) cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup (198g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (106g) dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil / butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and place 12 paper liners into each well of your standard size muffin baking pan.
  • Measure out the flour, sugars, baking soda, salt and spices in a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together. Do not over mix, just stir until everything is incorporated into the batter.
  • It is helpful to use a large scoop (like an ice cream scoop) to evenly distribute the batter into each well. They will be nearly full. This will help give your muffins a nice puffy dome.
  • Bake your muffins for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.


  • The original recipe calls for using coconut oil. I use 1/2 cup butter instead since I had no coconut oil.


  • 2022-05-28 – Memorial Day weekend. Used butter again because I left the coconut oil at Rosewood. Also didn’t have ground cloves or nutmeg, again, left at Rosewood. Will consider getting some for here but substituted using 1.5 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp mixed spice. Turned into another wonderful batch.
  • 2022-02-?? – Made these for folks at work. Tried the coconut oil and didn’t notice a big difference. Will have to see which is “better” for me and maybe that will make a difference in my opinion.
  • 2022-01-15 – Snowed today, have a fire going and decided to make these. They are wonderful. I did use light brown sugar because I didn’t have any dark.