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Eight pumpkin muffins with cinnamon and sugar topping arranged in a circle on a white plate.

The Best Pumpkin Muffins

  • Author: Meghan Bassett
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 18 muffins 1x


Wake up to the scent of fall with an incredible batch of pumpkin muffins. With sugar and spice, these baked goodies bring a burst of flavor.




  1. Place oven rack in middle position and preheat to 350°F. Put liners in 18 cups of two 12-cup muffin pans.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment, mix together pumpkin puree, oil, eggs, and 1 1/4 cups of sugar on the lowest speed.
  4. Add the flour mixture and continue to mix until just combined, always with machine on its lowest setting.
  5. Stir together the cinnamon and remaining tablespoon of sugar in a small bowl.
  6. Divide batter among muffin cups, filling them 2/3 of the way full. Sprinkle the tops of each with cinnamon sugar.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until puffed and golden brown. A toothpick should come out clean when inserted in the middle.
  8. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then transfer muffins to a wire rack and cool completely before storing.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: pumpkin, pumpkin muffins, fall, autumn, breakfast