Pumpkin-Pecan Muffins

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I have searched for a moist and delicious healthy pumpkin muffin recipe for a long time. Finally, I modified a very old banana bread recipe and voila--it makes muffins or a loaf and it is fantastic! These muffins also taste great with a cream cheese icing.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 muffins


  • ½ cup butter

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • ¼ cup almond milk

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. Combine butter, white sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add pumpkin puree, almond milk, eggs, and vanilla extract; beat until well combined.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Mix in ground flax seed, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Make a well in the center and pour butter mixture into the well. Stir just until batter is combined. Fold in pecans and spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any type of milk in this recipe.

To make a loaf, fill batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
13g Fat
27g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 176mg 4%

* 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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