This is an incredible mini pumpkin muffin recipe that is filled with fall flavor. They’re so good that they literally melt in your mouth!

These easy pumpkin muffins will have your guests begging for more – and for the recipe!

Pumpkin spice muffins are the perfect fall treat for breakfast or dessert. They’re a great addition to any holiday gathering or fall festivity.

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I adapted my ever popular Cinnamon Sugar Muffins with a little fall flavor. Okay, a lot. These incredible pumpkin muffins are melt-in-your-mouth amazing.

I’m not even kidding, these pumpkin spice muffins are so magical, they do a disappearing act. Before I can finish filling a second platter or serving our family of 5, they’re begging for seconds.

These easy Pumpkin Muffins are made with pumpkin purée and spices, baked and coated in butter, sugar and even more fall spices. Butter makes everything better!

Cinnamon spice and everything nice that’s what pumpkin spice muffins are made of. A blend of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg will warm your soul this fall!

Mini Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

There’s no better way to get into the fall spirit than baking! I love cozying up indoors on a cool, rainy day and filling the air with the scent of pumpkin spice.

Why You’ll Love These Muffins

  • Fall Flavor – This recipe captures the essence of fall. Each sweet bite is filled with the perfect pumpkin flavor and a hint of spice.
  • Make Ahead – Easy pumpkin muffins are great for breakfast at home or entertaining! Bring them to brunch, a tailgate, hayride, Thanksgiving and more! They make a great snack after a day at the pumpkin patch.
  • Staple Ingredients – It’s so easy to make Pumpkin Muffins from scratch. No need to use a cake mix for these sweet little treats. Chances are, you have everything you need in your pantry!
A platter of mini pumpkin muffins with a bowl of sugar and a peach pumpkin in the background.

Ingredients and Substitutions

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  • Flour – All purpose.
  • Baking Powder – The leavening agent that makes these mini muffins rise.
  • Baking Soda – Perfectly fluffy muffins every time!
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt – A hint of salt brings out all of the flavors in baking.
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted, but we tend to use salted to balance out the sweetness in this recipe.
  • Oil – Vegetable or canola oil.
  • Pumpkin Purée – You can used canned or fresh pumpkin purée for this easy recipe.
A platter of mini pumpkin muffins with a bowl of cinnamon sugar, a bowl of butter and a peach pumpkin in the background.

Variations

  • Add a Glaze – A beautiful drizzle of Cream Cheese Glaze or classic Glaze can take these muffins over the top for dessert!
  • Add Nuts – Add a half cup of pecans for a little added crunch.
  • Play with Spices – Alternatively, you can coat them with just Cinnamon Sugar or add Pumpkin Pie Spice in lieu of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
  • Add Chocolate Chips – Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins! Add a half cup of miniature chocolate chips.
3 copper measuring spoons filled with spices on a white countertop.
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How to Make

  1. Prep – Preheat oven and grease muffin tin.
  2. Combine dry ingredients. Dry ingredients in a mixer
  3. Add eggs, pumpkin, sugars and oil. An egg going into the mixer  A copper measuring cup adding pumpkin to a stand mixer bowl. A measuring cup pouring oil into a stand mixer bowl.
  4. Bake. A gold mini muffin pan full of a mini pumpkin muffin recipe, on a stovetop.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool 3 minutes. A platter of mini pumpkin muffins with a bowl of cinnamon sugar, a bowl of butter and a peach pumpkin in the background.
  6. Dip in butter, followed by sugar and spice mixture. A hand holding a mini pumpkin muffin with ingredients in the background.
  7. Serve (preferably warm). 

Tips

  • You can make these in a standard muffin pan, but making them in a mini muffin pan gives them the perfect sugar and spice to muffin ratio. Simply adjust baking time.
  • While best served warm, this recipe for mini pumpkin muffins can be made in advance.
A platter of mini pumpkin muffins with a bowl of sugar and a peach pumpkin in the background.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Store cooled muffins in an airtight container up to three days.
  • Refrigerate – Store cooled muffins in an airtight container up to five days.
  • Freeze – Store cooled muffins in a freezer bag or airtight container up to three months.

To Reheat

To thaw, warm in an oven preheated to 350 degrees or in the microwave. Dip in butter followed by sugar and spice mixture to serve.

A platter of mini pumpkin muffins with a bowl of sugar and a peach pumpkin in the background.

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Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

Pumpkin spice muffins are full of fall flavor that melts in your mouth. They’re the perfect fall treat for breakfast or dessert.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 36
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Ingredients  

Topping

  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ cup butter melted

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease mini muffin tin.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
  • Add eggs, pumpkin purée, sugars, and oil.  Mix until just combined.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool 3 minutes.
  • Combine sugar and spices in a bowl. Melt butter in another small bowl.
  • Dip muffins in butter, followed by sugar and spice mixture. 

Julie’s Tips

Substitutions

  • Butter – Salted or unsalted.
  • Oil – Vegetable or canola oil.
  • Pumpkin Purée – Canned or fresh. To make fresh pumpkin purée preheat oven to 325 degrees F, cut a pumpkin in half, remove seeds and pulp, bake an hour or until tender. Remove pumpkin from shell and purée. Remove any “strings”.

Variations

  • Add a GlazeCream Cheese Glaze or Glaze
  • Add Nuts – Add a half cup of pecans for a little added crunch.
  • Play with Spices – Alternatively, you can coat them with just Cinnamon Sugar or add Pumpkin Pie Spice in lieu of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
  • Add Chocolate Chips – Add a half cup of miniature chocolate chips.

To Store 

  • Room Temperature – Store cooled muffins in an airtight container up to 3 days.
  • Refrigerate – Store cooled muffins in an airtight container up to 5 days.
  • Freeze – Store cooled muffins in a freezer bag or airtight container up to 3 months. To thaw, warm in an oven preheated to 350 degrees or in the microwave. Dip in butter followed by sugar and spice mixture to serve.
 

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Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1151IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    The Pumpkin Mini Muffins are melt in your
    mouth delicious .. soo yummy and they were gone before I knew it …I had to make another batch . Easy to make , and hands down the best Pumpkin Mini Muffin ever . A favorite for sure !!
    Thank you ,
    Abbie S.