Spiced Pumpkin Molasses Muffins


The intoxicating aroma these muffins send through your home is just a bonus.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
12 muffins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • ¼ cup flax seed meal

  • ¼ cup rolled oats, plus extra for garnish

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ cup dark brown sugar

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • ½ cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 tablespoons molasses

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup golden raisins (Optional)

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.

  2. In a bowl, mix together the 2 flours, flax seed meal, rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

  3. In another large bowl, beat together the brown sugar, pumpkin puree, yogurt , eggs, molasses, applesauce, canola oil, vanilla, and until well-blended. Stir in the flour mixture just to combine, and gently mix in the raisins and walnuts.

  4. Divide the mixture into the prepared muffin tins, sprinkle each muffin with a few rolled oats and pumpkin seeds, and bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when touched and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

217 Calories
7g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 303mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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