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. Miz Helen says:

    Your awesome post is featured on our Top Ten Features for Full Plate Thursday,504 this week! Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Lysha says:

    I am all about the pumpkin stuff right now. These look so yummy!

  3. These sound amazing! Can’t beat a good pumpkin anything on a cold evening.

  4. Mmm I love pumpkin muffins.

  5. Sinziana says:

    I don’t really cook a lot…thanks to God my mother is helping me with this. But I love to bake muffins and cupcakes…is actually a passion I wish I pursue more. I need to try these.

  6. I’ve got a can of pumpkin sitting in the pantry. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  7. I’ve already printed this recipe out so I can try it soon!

  8. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Hi Ramona, theres really nothing better than to kick off fall with something Pumpkin!!
    We are featuring your post this week on #omhgww Party #278 since I moved my blog. And finding the recipes in the linky above, it gave me the chance to move those recipes over. Thank you for including them!
    I hope you have a great week.

  9. Ellen says:

    These look delicious. I love the decorating sugar on top.

  10. Joanne says:

    These sound delicious!! Pinned.

  11. These sound delicious, I’m going to give these a go with gluten free flour so the whole family can enjoy them.

  12. Beth RitterPerry says:

    Not a fan of pumpkin. Going to try it with sweet potatoes!

  13. Helen Fern says:

    Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life’s Share the Wealth Party!

    I’d love it if you shared these at the Lazy Gastronome’s What’s for Dinner party!

    Have a fabulous week and Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. I just made a batch of pumpkin muffins but wish I had added some cream cheese frosting, as well. But yours look delicious. I’ll have to give this recipe a try soon!

  15. Mitzi says:

    Those look and sound amazing…but I’m afraid my prefered “pumpkin spice” comes in the original form of a Pie. 😉

  16. Tammy says:

    Such lovely photos! These muffins look and sound delightful…a perfect morning muffin for Autumn. I wish I had one right now with my coffee ^_^

  17. I’m hoping to try this recipe soon. I have a can of pumpkin just waiting.

  18. Miz Helen says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us, we featured it on Full Plate Thursday, 606. Hope you will come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  19. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    Oh i want these! Pinned it, thanks for sharing!

  20. These look delicious! I love all your fall pumpkin recipes!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Donna – I love pumpkin recipes this time of year and am SO missing out on them this season!
      (Currently focusing on weight loss via a low carb diet – can’t tell you what it’s like to go through everyone’s good recipes each week – pick my favorites – and have to pass on all of the goodies I would normally make!)


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