The BEST Pumpkin Muffins for Pumpkin Season

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.

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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!

Mini Pumpkin Muffins sit in a muffin tin after baking

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:

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    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.
    Pumpkin Muffins are stacked on top of each other, shown with glasses of milk

    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
    • Afternoon pick-me-ups or snacks
    • A fall brunch
    • Playdates
    • 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.

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