Love all things pumpkin? These pumpkin muffin recipes are fun to make and totally delicious for the entire fall! These 15 recipes include healthy pumpkin muffin recipes, copycat recipes and more.
Who doesn’t love a pumpkin-flavored baked good during the fall?
These are some of my family’s favorite pumpkin muffin recipes, and they include all kinds of variations.
We’ve got copycats from both Dunkin’ and Panera. We’ve got some healthy muffins, too, including one vegan recipe. And we have several more unique pumpkin treats!
What tools do I need to bake pumpkin muffins?
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Obviously, this is going to be dependent on the recipe itself (because some require more or less tools), but here are a few that you’ll definitely need to make homemade muffins this fall… and all year round:
What are some ingredients I might need to make these pumpkin muffin recipes?
Obviously, this will depend on the recipe, but I have a few ideas about some ingredients that they all might need…
Flour—the vast majority of these muffins call for all-purpose flour, but some call for gluten free flours, like almond flour.
Pumpkin puree—which is not the same thing as pumpkin pie filling, which is already sweetened and spiced.
Pumpkin pie spice—or a combination of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and more!
Sweeteners—brown sugar or granulated sugar are both great to sweeten up pumpkin recipe. Maple is also a beautiful compliment to pumpkin.
Fat—these recipes call for different fats, but you’ll see them call for coconut oil, butter, vegetable oil and more. A few of mine also require a little applesauce.
Eggs—these serve as a binder, as well as help the muffins rise.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you store muffins?
This is going to depend on their ingredients. Pumpkin muffins with cream cheese should be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days. Other pumpkin muffins that do not have large amounts of dairy can be kept on the countertop, covered, for 2-3 days.
Can you freeze muffins?
Yes! This is one of our favorite things to do. To freeze muffins, place the completely cooled muffins on a wax or parchment-lined baking sheet and transfer to the freezer. Freeze for 4-6 hours, or until frozen solid. Transfer them to a freezer-safe baggie and store for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge. Reheat in toaster oven until warmed through.
How do you know when muffins are done?
A toothpick inserted into the middle will tell you if they’re cooked through. If it comes out clean, the muffins are done. If there is batter on the toothpick, you’ll need to bake them for longer.
When can I can serve these muffins?
Honestly, do you need an excuse to bake and serve muffins? I sure don’t!
But if you need inspiration for when or where to serve these muffins, I’ve got a few ideas for you:
As breakfast for the whole family, on a weekend or a grab-and-go situation for a weekday
Dessert. (Yes. Some muffins can work as a dessert! Really!)
Now who’d like to see the recipes? Here they are!
The BEST Pumpkin Muffins
Love all things pumpkin? These pumpkin muffin recipes are fun to make and totally delicious for the entire fall! These 15+ recipes include healthy pumpkin muffin recipes, copycat recipes, vegan recipes and more.
These Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins with a Nutella Swirl have an oil-free pumpkin base, thanks to applesauce, and are filled with cream cheese and a dollop of everyone's favorite hazelnut-chocolate spread. Fluffy and decadent, these muffins are fabulous to serve for breakfast or brunch!
Decadent Brown Butter Pumpkin Streusel Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze are the PERFECT fall breakfast. The pumpkin muffins are fluffy, the streusel is crumbly and the glaze is tart, culminating in a delicious baked good that everyone will adore.
These Snickerdoodle-flavored Pumpkin Muffins are a total treat! They've got pumpkin puree, as well as fall warming spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. As an added bonus, they're sweetened with maple syrup only!
These Healthy Pumpkin Muffins are gluten free and made with almond and coconut flours! They're sweetened with maple syrup and chock full of pumpkin puree and pumpkin spices. Mad suggests slathering the muffins with creamy peanut or almond butter for extra protein.
These soft, rich Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are similar to those that you might find at Starbucks! When you bite into them, you'll discover the cream cheese center! They've got a streusel topping full of sugar and spice for the season.
These no sugar Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins are great for grabbing and going! Full of both pumpkin and zucchini and sweetened with pure maple syrup, these quick, scrumptious pumpkin muffins are perfect for both kids and adults.
Looking to fit some extra protein into your breakfast? These tender Pumpkin Protein Muffins highlight fresh pumpkin puree or pulp, warming spices and additional protein! They're a healthier rendition of these classic fall muffins and are excellent for breakfast or a snack!
These Pumpkin Spice Banana Muffins combine two favorite flavors! The base is a classic banana muffin, but pumpkin puree and warming pumpkin spices are added to the mix, too! They've also got a crunchy streusel topping for extra flavor.
If you need a gluten free Pumpkin Muffin recipe, this is for you! These muffins are perfectly spiced and have a cheesecake filling. They come together quickly and work for breakfast, brunch or even a dessert!
Muffins that taste like a doughnut? Heck yes! These muffins are made in a donut pan and full of pumpkin puree, warming pumpkin spices and more. Toss 'em in extra cinnamon sugar for good measure before devouring.