20 Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipes for Delicious Fall Mornings

Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Photo: Mary

Pumpkin spice and baked goods just go together. The spice blend, after all, was designed for pumpkin pie, and the flavors that comprise it — cinnamon, clove, cardamom, nutmeg — pair well with fluffy, baked treats. And while any baked good can get an upgrade with a pumpkin spice twist, there's something especially magical about what the spices and fall squash do for muffins. Pumpkin spice aficionados will get all the notes they're aiming for from these easy and delicious pumpkin spice muffin recipes. Pumpkin spice skeptics will even be swayed.

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Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Pumpkin Pie Muffins
Photo by naples34102.

Don't let fall pass by without tasting these massive, tender, and flavorful pumpkin spice muffins. You get all the taste of pumpkin pie without the hassle of making a pie. This recipe can either make 24 muffins or six muffins and a loaf; add some sour cream frosting to dress them up like cupcakes.

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin-Applesauce Muffins

Whole Wheat Pumpkin-Applesauce Muffins
Photo by CC<3's2bake.

Got half a can of pumpkin that you don't want to waste? Use it up by making a batch of these healthy, but still delicious and kid-friendly pumpkin spice muffins. Best of all, they taste even better the next day — that is, if they don't get eaten up first.

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Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins
Try baking and freezing Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins for edible cold packs. | Photo by CC<3's2bake.

The warm taste of pumpkin and the crisp, juicy texture of apple combine to create these bed and breakfast-quality muffins. If you're not a fan of overly sweet muffins, you may want to skip the streusel topping as these are already saccharine enough on their own.

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White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Muffins

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Muffins
bikerfamily

If you've never paired pumpkin spice and white chocolate, these pumpkin spice muffins are a great place to start. Their 5-star average rating comes from their perfect density, luscious texture, and flavor that ever so slightly hints at pumpkin cheesecake.

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Muffins

We love drinking pumpkin spice coffee, so why not eat it? That's exactly what creator Bringhomethebakin' dared when they came up with this pumpkin spice muffin recipe, and the Allrecipes community definitely approves. "I followed the recipe to the letter and was really impressed," says community member dapunkster. "Not only did I actually get 24 muffins but they were WONDERFUL!!!"

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Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins
Scotdog

This copycat recipe for a certain coffee chain's pumpkin cream cheese muffins is ready to bring the cozy feelings you've been craving. "If I could give this recipe more than 5 stars, I would, they are absolutely DELICIOUS! I made these exactly as written, except I topped mine with a walnut streusel topping before baking instead of just plain nuts," says Allstar Christine. "I loved how quick and easy these were to make too...just used a bowl and a whisk and they came together in a snap!"

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October Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins

October Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins
AvelaineS

These pumpkin spice muffins are a perfect excuse to add a dose of fall flavor to your morning. They're moist, flavorful, and sweet, bringing a touch of dessert to your breakfast and pleasing pumpkin and baked good lovers alike.

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Pumpkin Wheat Honey Muffins

Pumpkin Wheat Honey Muffins
Pumpkin Wheat Honey Muffins | Photo by CCLoves2Bake.

These pumpkin spice muffins are full of wholesome goodness: whole-wheat flour, plump raisins, walnuts, canned pumpkin, and honey for sweetness. To up the moisture, simply use a whole cup of pumpkin rather than three-quarters cup.

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Judy's Pumpkin Muffins

Judy's Pumpkin Muffins

One can of pumpkin and a few pantry staples are all you need for these fluffy, moist pumpkin spice muffins. Don't be afraid to up the spices if you want something a bit bolder — this is one place that can't get enough pumpkin spice.

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Quick Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Quick Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
Amy

Combining pumpkin with another trademark fall crop — cranberries — gives these muffins a nice amount of zing. "Made these today to use up the left over cranberries and can of pumpkin I had," says community member DadTaughtMeWell. "They are GREAT! My daughter and I made them and she wanted to taste the 1st one. She loved them!"

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Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

pumpkin muffin with streusel topping
naples34102

These moist and hearty pumpkin muffins are just waiting to be in your fall breakfast. To take these up a notch, double — or even triple — the streusel topping and add some cream cheese.

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Mary

This diabetes-friendly pumpkin spice muffin recipe is super moist and gets a load of flavor from almond extract and generous amounts of cinnamon and nutmeg. If you'd like to reduce their moisture, though, reduce the applesauce to one cup instead of two.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
chibi chef

Go ahead and double this recipe when you make it — that way, you won't waste any pumpkin, and people won't have to hold back how many they really want to eat. For a more balanced flavor, try using mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings instead of regular chocolate chips.

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Apple Pumpkin Muffins

Apple Pumpkin Muffins
Sonic Sculptor

Pumpkin and apple reach their peak at the same time, so it only makes sense to combine them. The canned pumpkin and chopped apples in these muffins provide plenty of moisture, while the streusel topping adds sweetness and crunch.

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Photo by CC<3's2bake.

Looks aren't deceiving when it comes to these muffins — they're both beautiful and delicious. For perfect cream cheese centers, put the cream cheese filling in sandwich-sized zip-top bag and cut off the tip; then, once the pumpkin batter is in the muffin tin, stick the tip of the bag about three-quarters of the way into the batter and squeeze.

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Pumpkin Spice Zucchini Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Zucchini Muffins
Tammy Lynn

Picture this: You've got a serious hankering for pumpkin spice, but you've also got a garden overloaded with summer zucchini. These easy, healthy-ish pumpkin spice zucchini muffins will have that problem solved in a little bit more than half an hour. For a topping, mix equal parts oats, wheat germ, and brown sugar and sprinkle on just before baking.

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins

Plate of 9 Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins with a perfect crumble top
Meredith Food Studios

Salty, buttery streusel and light, moist pumpkin muffins combine to hit every flavor note you'd want in a fall treat. To take these up a notch, slice them and immediately add a swipe of butter and a drizzle of honey.

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Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins next to small pumpkins
Tammy Lynn

These pumpkin spice muffins are doubly delectable thanks to the addition of cocoa powder and chocolate chips. They're not too sweet, but still an indulgence that brightens up breakfast or snack time.

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Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

pumpkin muffins with streusel topping on orange plate
Jennifer C Finn

"I am no top chef so I love recipes that turn out right if you at least follow directions," says community member Tanya S. "I LOVE cinnamon and tis the season for pumpkin (plus being pregnant) this 100% satisfied the craving! I'm saving this for my go-to recipe box."

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Pumpkin-Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin-Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins

Dark chocolate chips add a bit of edge to otherwise ultra-moist and tender pumpkin spice muffins. This recipe yields 18 regular-sized muffins, but you can also turn them into jumbo muffins and bake for 20 minutes.

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