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Pumpkin Muffins

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Pumpkin Muffins
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 24

Why buy these fall favorites at your local coffeeshop? This recipe comes together easily—no electric mixer required—and you’ll end up with a full two dozen freshly baked warm-from-the-oven pumpkin muffins, ready to serve right away or freeze ahead for on-the-go breakfasts all week long. MORE+ LESS-

Updated June 14, 2019

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4
teaspoons kosher (coarse) salt
1 1/4
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/8
teaspoons ground nutmeg
3/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2
cups sugar
2/3
cup canola oil
1/2
cup water
3
eggs
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger; make well in center of mixture. In medium bowl, stir sugar, oil, water and eggs with whisk. Stir in pumpkin; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3
    Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Serve warm or cool.

  • If your muffin tins have a dark nonstick surface, you'll want to reduce the oven temperature by 25°F. The dark surface absorbs heat, speeding up the baking process making the muffins brown more quickly.
  • The best muffins should be golden brown, slightly rounded with bumpy tops, tender, moist, even textured and easy to remove from the pan. Here are some things that can happen, with solutions to help. Pale: the oven was not hot enough or was underbaked. Peaked or smooth on top: too much mixing. Tough and heavy: too much flour or overmixing. Dry: too much flour, oven too hot or baked too long. Tunnels: too much mixing.
  • There are some best practices for mixing up quick breads, most importantly not overmixing the batter. The dry ingredients should just be moistened by the wet ingredients—and it’s okay if there are still some small pockets of floury ingredients as you spoon the batter into the muffin tin.

Expert Tips

  • Freeze the muffins in large resealable freezer bags, so they’re ready and waiting for breakfasts on the go. Wrap them in waxed paper and reheat them individually (from frozen) in the microwave just until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
0%
Saturated Fat
1g
0%
Sodium
190mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Coffeeshop chalkboards all over town are heralding the arrival of autumn’s favorite beverage. Now you can offer your own creative culinary take on the season’s most beloved flavor combination. Packed with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger, these tasty muffins are like a Pumpkin Spice Latte on a plate—but better, because you made them yourself. Easy pumpkin muffins take only 15 minutes to pull together, so they’re even a do-able breakfast option on those first mornings when you feel a distinctive chill in the air. Here’s one important baker’s note: Take it easy with your wooden spoon when you’re mixing the batter, because a light tough is enough to do the trick. For this recipe, stir just until the dry ingredients are incorporated to avoid overmixing, which can cause what bakers call “ tunnels,” leading to a tougher texture in the muffins. If this you’d like to find even more, try Betty’s collection of best-ever pumpkin muffins.

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