Pumpkin Spice Muffins


Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe

Now that pumpkin season has officially arrived, it’s time to start whipping up some delicious baked goods for our families – and what could be more inviting than a fresh batch of Pumpkin Spice Muffins? This recipe is traditionally a fall favorite – but honestly, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy these lightly spiced muffins year round!

One of the things that you’ll love about this Pumpkin Spice Muffin recipe is that it’s so easy to make! Another thing you’ll appreciate is its versatility. For instance, today we’ve topped our muffins with coarse sugar for a decorative touch, but they are just as delicious plan (and they’re absolutely scrumptious if you top them with a cream cheese frosting!)



2 ½ Cups Sugar
1 Cup Canola Oil
2/3 Cup Water
4 Eggs
15 Ounce Can Pure Pumpkin (NOT pumpkin filling!)
3 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
½ Teaspoon Cloves
½ Teaspoon Ginger
½ Cup Coarse Decorating Sugar

TIP: Make sure you that you use 100% pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) in this recipe since you are already adding sugar and spices!



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line the muffin pan with 12 regular-sized cupcake liners.
  3. Combine sugar, oil, water, eggs and pumpkin in a large mixing bowl and beat on low for 1 minute. Do not overmix.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger to a small bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Add dry mixture to pumpkin batter and beat on low just until all ingredients are moist.
  6. Fill the cupcake liners with batter until they are ¾ full.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, then remove from oven and sprinkle each muffin with coarse decorating sugar.
  8. Return the muffins to the oven to finish baking for another 13 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The total cooking time should be between 25 to 30 minutes.
  9. Remove the muffins from the oven and cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  10. Move the muffins to a wire baking rack and let them cool completely.

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  1. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Yum!!! I’m so ready for fall and all the wonderful fall flavors. This is going on my to-try list.

  2. mae says:

    Your pumpkin recipes are all very sweet — I hope you’ve also tried savory pumpkin dishes because that’s another way to use its flavors to advantage. Sage and onion wouldn’t make a very nice Latte, but they actually make a fine spice mix for pumpkin soup!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much for the tip Mae – I will definitely keep that in mind – if you have one to recommend, please link it up to one of my parties and leave a comment so that I can check it out! 🙂

  3. I love anything pumpkin spice and these look delicious! Pinning!

  4. In NZ pumpkin is either roasted or made into soup – always savoury not sweet. Vive La Difference! Cheers

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Isn’t that funny about the regional differences? Please share some of your savory recipes with us! I hope to post more pumpkin recipes throughout the season! 🙂

  5. Judee says:

    The best thing about fall are all the pumpkin recipes. I love an easy muffin recipe . Can’t wait to try this!

  6. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features this week, they look yummy! I have shared a similar recipe.
    Pinned to share!!
    Have a wonderful week!

  7. Miz Helen says:

    Your Pumpkin Spice Muffins look amazing! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a safe and enjoyable weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. I just love putting coarse decorating sugar on my muffins. I think it just brings out the flavors of the muffins.

  9. I just pinned this recipe, I love a good pumpkin bread. (And your photo has me drooling!)

  10. Yum, Pumpkin Spice Muffins! This looks like a yummy recipe. I am going to save this and give it a try. I love to make Cranberry Pumpkin bread around Thanksgiving. Last fall, I made Pumpkin Spice donuts which turned out pretty good. I may try the recipe again but I first want to make some cinnamon spice donuts. 🙂

    PS: I may be over looking it, but do you not have a print recipe feature on your site? For now, I will save your page as a pdf.

  11. Jamie says:

    Those look amazing! My husband doesn’t really like pumpkin, but more for me, right? 🙂 Pinning to try!

  12. I so enjoy this time of year – it is my favorite! I just bought some pumpkins this last week. Your muffins look scrumptious!

  13. Miz Helen says:

    Your Post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Julie says:

    Yummy! I’m making these this week! I love pumpkin bread/muffins!
    Visiting from #SittingAmongFriends

  15. Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.

  16. Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal says:

    Hello Everybody!
    I was thinking, no, I’ve never photographed any of the times I made pumpkin bread or pumpkin muffins, but then I looked back and found one! So, I’m sharing that with you all today. Hope you have the best time this fall!!! <3

    Barb 🙂

  17. this recipe looks delicious! Will have to try them on the weekend. We had pumpkind soup for lunch.

  18. Bring on all the pumpkin! Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party!

  19. You have an excellent collection of pumpkin recipes! They all look fantastic!

  20. Melissa says:

    They look great! I pinned the recipe to try and share with family!

  21. Claire says:

    These look yummy. I could just try one 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

  22. Wow this pumpkin made spice muffins seems very yummy and tempting ones. Want to try these soon. Thanks for sharing. #mommymoments

  23. Molly says:

    They looks yummy. I am really looking forward to it being pumpkin pie Thursday soon 😉


  24. Claire says:

    These look so tasty, yummY! Thanks fro sharing at Creative Mondays last week, you are one of this weeks featured blogs.

  25. Judee says:

    How wonderful! I love pumpkin and this looks so good

  26. Oh my word, I want to reach through my computer screen and grab one of these and shove it in my mouth. Pinned! Stopping by from #FridayFrivolity!

  27. Pam says:

    YUM! This recipe is similar to mine (that I got from a grandparent.) And it is wonderful! Yours calls for less sugar, and I am all about less sugar, so I’m going to try your recipe next time. I have never topped them with coarse sugar–what a good idea! It looks so pretty and adds a little zip. I’m with you, I think these would be good year round!

  28. Yum, Ramona!! What a great recipe! I’m so excited for Fall to get here! Featuring your yumminess tomorrow at the TFT party! hanks so much for sharing!
    Big hugs,

  29. Beverly says:

    Love your pumpkin spice muffins. Stop by Thursday Favorite Things since you are being featured.

  30. Tianna says:

    delicious and perfect for fall!!

  31. Miz Helen says:

    Your Muffins look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  32. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    They LQQK delicious can I have some please heheh!

  33. These look delicious! I will definitely give them a try!


  34. Penny Zeller says:

    Yum! These muffins look delish! While summer is my favorite season, fall comes in second place, especially with all the wonderful pumpkin recipes. 🙂 Thank you for sharing – I can’t wait to make these!

  35. Mmmm, these muffins look so delicious!

  36. Miz Helen says:

    Your Pumpkin Spice Muffins will be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and don’t forget to bring your Cookie Recipes to the Holiday Cookie Exchange Link Party!
    Miz Helen

  37. Your pumpkin spice muffins look wonderful! I love pumpkin recipes 🙂
    I found you on You’re the Star and I’d love to have you join us on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!

  38. Miz Helen says:

    Your Pumkin Spice Muffins look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

  39. This is the perfect seasonal muffin recipe, Ramona! Thank you so much for sharing this post at the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m featuring it at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there. Have a wonderful week!

  40. You had me at pumpkin! My fave flavour combo a the moment. They sound amazing!!!

  41. Your pumpkin muffins look lovely. There’s something so cozy about a lightly spiced pumpkin muffin!

  42. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Wow I just realized that you have featured my Pumpkin Handpies and Pumpkin Pecan Muffins, thank you Ramona for that, I appreciate it. So exciting!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  43. Teresa says:

    They sound delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe at The really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  44. Yum, these pumpkin muffins look so good!

  45. Now your talking!! I would be honored if you shared this at our What’s for Dinner party!

  46. Herb Croft says:

    Great Recipes


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