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This post was last updated on January 10, 2015 to include new images and a recipe video.

Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe

Especially this time of year, I love a good pumpkin spice muffin recipe.

For me, there’s something very special about the combination of pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.

(Um…and a pumpkin spice latte, but that’s an entirely different post!)

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The flavor combination is something that, if you ask me, just doesn’t nearly get appreciated enough throughout the rest of the year.  Kinda like eggnog and, well, giving me gifts for that matter.  Heehee.

This pumpkin spice muffin recipe makes soft, moist, dense, and delicate muffins.  I have made them both as regular-sized muffins and as jumbo muffins and both are tasty.

Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe

Muffins are so darn easy to make, too.  You barely need more than a muffin tin, a large bowl and a mixing spoon.

I mean, c’mon, right?  It’s pretty much effortless baking at its best.

You don’t need to roast your own pumpkin for this recipe, but I highly recommend it.  Might as well enjoy the fresh pumpkin while it’s still around!

Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe

I also love adding a cream cheese frosting to these muffins because the combination of flavors is outstanding.  So yum.

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If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think by leaving a comment and rating it. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #asweetpeachef on Instagram! I LOVE seeing what you come up with. Enjoy!

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These pumpkin spice muffins come out soft, moist, dense and delicate.


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Servings: 12 regular or 6 jumbo muffins

Calories: 371 kcal

Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef

For The Pumpkin Spice Muffins:

  • 1
    pumpkin puree
  • 1
  • 1/3
    vegetable oil
    plus more if greasing muffin tin
  • 2
  • 1
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/4
    ground cloves
  • 1/4
  • 1/4
    kosher salt
  • 1/8
    ground ginger
  • 1 1/2
    all purpose flour
  • 1
    baking powder
  • 1
    baking soda

For The Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4
    unsalted butter
  • 4
    cream cheese
    1/2 package, softened
  • 1/2
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2
    powdered sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease a muffin tin with vegetable oil or line with cups.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin puree, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, salt and ginger. Stir to combine.

  4. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda and stir just until incorporated.

  5. Pour mixture into muffin tin and place into oven.

  6. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

  7. While muffins are baking, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth using a stand mixer or hand mixer. Then, add the vanilla. and mix to combine.

  8. Slowly, add the powdered sugar and beat until thick and spreadable.

Nutrition Facts

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)

Calories 371
Calories from Fat 93

% Daily Value*

Fat 10.3g16%

Saturated Fat 4.8g24%

Cholesterol 68.3mg23%

Sodium 639.9mg27%

Carbohydrates 57.8g19%

Fiber 2.7g11%

Sugar 23.9g27%

Protein 12.5g25%

Vitamin A 550IU11%

Vitamin C 6.6mg8%

Calcium 70mg7%

Iron 1.8mg10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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