The BEST Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe

Here is the best pumpkin spice muffin recipe for fall. This one is a winner everywhere you share your yummy muffins and we have been asked for this recipe so many times because it's so delish.

These pumpkin spice muffins are especially great in the fall and winter, as the warm spicy aroma fills the house with the most comforting memories of leaves falling, crisp mornings and logs burning on the fire.

These muffins are like biting into a buttery, soft cloud of heaven. And it is all thanks to the secret ingredient we am going to share with you (shhh!).

best pumpkin spice muffin recipe

This pumpkin spice muffin recipe is great if you are looking to make an easy, delicious snack for your little muffin (or your stud muffin!) 



  • 1 3/4 cup of flour (I use all purpose)
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp each of ground cloves and nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree - not pumpkin pie filling, you want this to be just plain pumpkin puree
  • SECRET INGREDIENT: 1/2 cup of coconut oilMelt it in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted for easier mixing
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Muffin tin liners: 10-12 for a single batch


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl. I find a whisk works best for really blending and breaking apart the brown sugar clumps.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix all of the wet ingredients together.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon. TIP: Do not over mix these. Once they are generally blended, that is good.
  5. Fill your muffin tin with muffin liners. Can sprinkle with some coarse sugar on top of the muffins after you have filled the tin for a pretty, sparkle effect.
  6. Spoon the mix into the muffin liners. Fill about 3/4 of the way full. These do not rise like a cupcake would, so 3/4 full should be perfect.
  7. Bake for 20-23 minutes

best pumpkin spice muffin recipe

You love this pumpkin spice muffin recipe because it is an easy, quick muffin recipe you can whip up and bake, and tastes absolutely delicious when they have cooled just enough to eat with butter melting on them. 

We consider this muffin recipe to be the best pumpkin spice muffin recipe out there.

best pumpkin spice muffin recipe

This is our absolute best muffin recipe to make. Share them with friends and family. These pumpkin spice muffins are consistently a crowd pleaser and they are also great as make-ahead breakfast muffins that you can freeze and take out the night before you want to eat.

Just make sure they are completely cooled before putting them in the freezer.


  1. Properly Measure Dry Ingredients: Use a kitchen scale or fluff up the flour with a fork before gently spooning it into your measuring cup. Level it off without packing it down to ensure an accurate measurement, which prevents dense muffins.

  2. Use Cake Flour: If available, substitute some or all-purpose flour with cake flour. Cake flour has less protein, which results in a lighter, softer texture.

  3. Don't Overmix: Mix the batter until just combined. Overmixing can lead to tough, dry muffins. A few lumps in the batter are perfectly fine. 

  4. Room Temperature Ingredients: Allow your eggs, milk, and butter (if melted) to come to room temperature before using them. Cold ingredients can cause uneven mixing and may result in denser muffins.

  5. Add Moisture with Sour Cream or Yogurt: Incorporate sour cream or plain yogurt into your muffin batter. These dairy products add moisture and a subtle tangy flavor.

  6. Use Oil or Melted Butter: Include a small amount of vegetable oil or melted butter in your recipe. These fats contribute to the muffins' softness and moisture.

  7. Don't Overfill Muffin Cups: Fill muffin cups or liners about two-thirds full. Overfilling can lead to muffins spilling over and uneven baking.

  8. Include Fruit or Vegetables: Add fruits like bananas, applesauce, or grated zucchini to your muffins. These ingredients bring natural moisture and sweetness.

  9. Avoid Overbaking: Keep a close eye on your muffins while baking and use a toothpick to test doneness. Insert it into the center; if it comes out with a few moist crumbs but no wet batter, they're done. Overbaking can dry out muffins.

  10. Cool Properly: Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for about 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. This prevents excess moisture loss and helps maintain their softness.

By following these tips, you'll consistently bake soft, moist muffins that are sure to be a hit with family and friends. Enjoy your homemade muffins at their best!

Store your muffins in a glass container like these ones on Amazon

glass containers for muffins

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