Best Pumpkin Muffins Recipe



When the leaves start to change colors and the air becomes crisp, it’s time to embrace the flavors of autumn, and what better way to do so than with the Best Pumpkin Muffins? These muffins are not just any ordinary baked goods; they are a celebration of fall, incorporating the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and a blend of spices that evoke the essence of the season. Perfect for breakfast, a mid-day snack, or a sweet treat after dinner, these pumpkin muffins will become a cherished recipe in your autumn baking repertoire.

Why Our Pumpkin Muffins Stand Out

Our recipe is meticulously crafted to ensure each muffin is moist, fluffy, and packed with flavor. Unlike other recipes that might skimp on spices or pumpkin puree, we’ve found the perfect balance that results in a muffin that’s aromatic and satisfying with every bite. The inclusion of a special ingredient, orange juice, adds a subtle brightness that elevates the overall taste profile, making our pumpkin muffins truly unique.


  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

How To Make Pumpkin Muffins

  1. Preparation
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). This high temperature ensures a nice rise as the baking soda reacts quickly.
    • Line a muffin pan with paper liners or lightly grease the cups. This step is crucial for ensuring that your muffins come out of the pan easily, maintaining their beautiful shape.
  2. Mixing the Dry Ingredients
    • In a large mixing bowl, sift together 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.
    • Whisk these ingredients until they are well combined. This not only mixes the spices evenly throughout the flour but also aerates the mixture, contributing to the muffins’ fluffiness.
  3. Combining the Wet Ingredients
    • In a separate bowl, combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1 cup pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2 large eggs, and 1/4 cup orange juice.
    • Whisk these together until the mixture is smooth and the sugars are well incorporated into the pumpkin and eggs. The oil adds moisture, while the eggs provide structure to the muffins.
  4. Merging Wet and Dry Ingredients
    • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Gently fold the mixture together using a spatula, being careful not to overmix. Overmixing can result in tough muffins.
    • Mix just until there are no more flour pockets and the batter is uniformly combined.
  5. Baking
    • Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. This ensures that each muffin has room to rise without spilling over.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
    • Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This resting period allows the muffins to set and makes them easier to remove from the pan.

Serving and Storage Tips

These pumpkin muffins are best enjoyed warm, with a pat of butter or a drizzle of honey. For storage, keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply microwave for a few seconds until warm.


Our Best Pumpkin Muffins Recipe is the perfect way to welcome the flavors of fall into your home. With their moist texture, rich pumpkin flavor, and the perfect blend of spices, these muffins are sure to be a hit with family and friends. Bake a batch today and embrace the coziness of autumn with every bite.