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Horizontal image of a pile of pumpkin muffins on a wooden cutting board next to a towel, cinnamon sticks, and a vase with plants.

Pumpkin Nut Muffins

  • Author: Fanny Slater
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


Spice up your life with these pecan-studded pumpkin muffins. They’re moist, fluffy, and packed with fall flavors like nutmeg and clove.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 15-ounce can 100% pumpkin puree (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a standard muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray (or line with paper liners).
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using an electric hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, and beat until combined. Add the vanilla and the pumpkin and continue beating until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture a little at a time until it’s incorporated into the batter. Fold in the pecans. Evenly divide the batter among the muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store at room temperature for up to 4 days, or individually wrap in aluminum foil, place in a zip-top bag or airtight container, and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Baked Goods

Keywords: pumpkin, pecan, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove