Pumpkin Spice Muffins – Fall Favorite Muffins or Breakfast Treat
Although pumpkin spice muffins are traditionally a fall favorite, there is no reason you can’t enjoy these delicious lightly spiced muffins all year round.
This version is topped with coarse sugar for a decorative touch, but they are just as wonderful plain or with a cream cheese frosting.
When you make your own baked goods, they are much healthier than any store-bought version. Store-bought cakes, muffins and cookies to name a few, are prepared with a long shelf life in mind. Anything that has to sit on a grocery store shelf for a long period of time will have tons of added preservatives and that is not good for you.
These yummy pumpkin spice muffins are perfect to give as gifts or take to a holiday party.
Muffin Tip: Make sure you choose 100% pure pumpkin vs. pumpkin pie filling for this recipe because you are already adding sugar and spices to this recipe.
Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins for a Fall Favorite Dessert.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup canola oil
- 2/3 cup water
- 4 eggs
- 15 oz. can pure pumpkin
- 3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 cup coarse decorating sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line muffin pan with 12 regular-sized cupcake liners.Combine sugar, oil, water, eggs, and pumpkin in a large mixing bowl and beat on low for 1 minute. Do not over mix.
Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger to a small bowl and stir to combine.
Add dry mixture to pumpkin batter and beat on low just until all ingredients are moist.
Fill cupcake liners with batter until they are ¾ full. Bake for 12-15 minutes, then remove from oven and sprinkle each muffin with coarse decorating sugar and return to oven to finish baking another 13-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
(Total cooking time should be 25-30 minutes).Remove from oven and cool 5-10 minutes before moving muffins to wire baking rack to cool completely.