So completely heavenly, moist and fluffy, these Pumpkin Spice Muffins are healthy enough for breakfast and scrumptious enough for dessert. Such a family favorite!
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1 million and 57 years ago I used to work in a bakery .
I had a love hate relationship with that job but more specifically the goodies.
Ohhhh the crusty hot French bread, baguettes and rolls were by far my favorite.
Not far on their heels were the fresh baked croissants, pastries and muffins.
Can you see my dilemma?
So many wonderful goodies and a huge amount of temptation/calories.
That job though, was where I learned the art of folding a croissant, how long to let bread proof for and the pleasure of the “spring to the touch” of a perfectly baked muffin.
Want to know a secret?
If you are new to baking these pumpkin muffins are the best place to start.
Not only are they incredibly easy to make, have a the perfect spring to touch when they are done but they are also moist, fluffy and so delicious!
Honestly, even non-pumpkin lovers gobble these down.
Commonly Asked Questions About These Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Are these muffins a pumpkin bread muffin?
Yes. Really this pumpkin muffin recipe is the same thing as a pumpkin bread muffin. Also, cream cheese icing can be added to the top making it similar to a pumpkin cupcake.
Where Can I buy avocado oil that isn’t so expensive?
The best deal I have found is Chosen Foods Avocado oil at Costco for around $9 for 1 liter bottle.
Is there another oil that you would recommend for these pumpkin muffins?
Yes there is. In short, my next recommendation would be olive oil.
If you want to know the oils that you should NEVER bake and cook with, check out this extremely eye opening video and article. WARNING: It will challenge all the hubbub that has been in the news recently.
Can I bake this pumpkin muffin recipe without liners?
Yes, just make not to forget to use this.
Can silicone cups be used instead of liners?
This is such a great question and I can only answer with how I feel about it. Honestly, I don’t feel comfortable baking plastic so my recommendation would be no. Here is a great article from Wellness Mama that explains in greater detail the concern.
Healthy Pumpkin Muffin Tips
With the pumpkin, avocado oil and spices, this Pumpkin Spice Muffin already packs a good amount of wholesomeness. Here are a few tips that will really up the healthy muffin factor.
How to turn these muffins into pumpkin oatmeal muffins.
To turn this muffin recipe into a pumpkin oat muffin lower the all-purpose flour down to 1 cup and add 1 cup ground oats.
Pro Tip: Replacing 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 cup of ground oats will increase the baking time to 35- 40 minutes.
This food processor has been a life saver for me with everything from making oat flour, grating cheese to grinding dates for making energy balls. I use the processor at least once a week and it is still going strong after almost 10 years.
Replacing the sugar with honey.
Let me first say that I am a huge fan of using raw local honey in these muffins. My husband didn’t enjoy the replacement as much as I did. If you tend to like sweeter muffins stick with granulated cane sugar when preparing these muffins.
To replace the sugar with honey just swap out 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of honey.
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Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- 15 oz can pumpkin
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup oil *I used avocado oil
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup granulated can sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350℉ and line a 12 cup muffin pan with muffin liners.
- Cream together wet ingredients. In a separate medium sized bowl sift together dry ingredients. Incorporate dry ingredients into wet ingredients, mixing until just incorporated. Stir in additional toppings.
- Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup divide batter among muffins cups. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and muffin springs back to the touch.
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