Spiced Pumpkin Mini Muffins

Spiced Pumpkin Mini Muffins

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It’s officially fall, and to me nothing says, and smells like, fall more than freshly baked pumpkin bread, or in this case mini muffins, filling your house with the wonderfully warm scents of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Spiced Pumpkin Mini Muffins

This is my favorite pumpkin bread recipe, I just love all the spices in it. The recipe is originally from Bon Appétit, and I’ve been making it for years.

I usually use this recipe to make a couple of loaves of pumpkin bread, but this time decided to go the mini muffin route, as I was hosting my 2 year old girls’ playgroup, and I thought mini muffins would be fun for the little ones. There really is nothing cuter than a 2 year old eating a mini muffin!

Spiced Pumpkin Mini Muffins

All of my kids love these Spiced Pumpkin Mini Muffins, they are wonderful for breakfast or as a snack any time of day. I pack them in my son’s lunch or for his snack at school.

Sometimes I’ll swap out half of the vegetable oil in this recipe (or in any muffin or quick bread recipe) and replace it with unsweetened apple sauce. You can’t tell the difference and it cuts down on the fat content.

Spiced Pumpkin Mini Muffins

You can also use this recipe to make two loaves of pumpkin bread or six mini loaves instead of the mini muffins, you’ll just need to increase the baking time accordingly.

This bread, whether in muffin or loaf format, freezes well wrapped in foil, so you can have some to eat and some to freeze for later enjoyment.

Adapted from epicurious.com.
Spiced Pumpkin Mini Muffins


  1. I agree it’s one of those perfect fall flavors!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Pinned! Hope you come back tomorrow!!

  2. I used to make pumpkin bread all the time when my kids were little. I think now I would swap out the veggie oil for coconut oil and cut down on the sugar too — and mini muffins are a good idea for any age! Cheers!

  3. I’m always so amazed by you! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  4. Great recipe for the fall season! We are so excited that you linked up to Merry Monday this week! Sharing your post today on my Twitter! Stop by back next Monday for another great party share! Party opens Sunday night! Have a great week!

  5. […] My son loves baked goods, as long as they do not contain chunks of fruit, raisins or nuts. I’ve shared many of his favorites here including Apple Banana Mini Muffins with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting, Orange Sunshine Mini Loaves, Brown Sugar Banana Snack Cake with Vanilla Frosting and Spiced Pumpkin Mini Muffins. […]

  6. Another recipe that will make my house smell amazing. You are very good at that! I’m partial to mini muffins. So cute.
    Thanks for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo!

  7. Hello cute lady! Looks so good. Pinned. We really appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. It wouldn’t be a party without you. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  8. Thank you so much for linking these delicious muffins up at #TheWeekendSocial. Please be sure to come back this week starting Thursday at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there! Pinned

  9. Joy’s pumpkin muffins are addictive. This recipe is so easy and delicious. I have been baking pumpkin muffins since you posted the recipe, my kids and husband can’t get enough. I usually freeze most of them and leave a few on the counter overnight or warm the muffins in the toaster in the morning for breakfast or to pack in the lunch boxes for the kids to eat at snack time at school. Thanks for sharing this recipe Joy, this is a keeper, I wrote this recipe on my notebook 🙂

    • Thanks Rosani! I’m so delighted to hear that you and your family are enjoying them! Such a great idea to freeze them and take out as needed!

  10. There you go again Joy – another tempting recipes. Actually I am glad you linked this up at Home Matters Linky because I can add this to my collection of what the kids would eat. I recently made a pumpkin bread and they really surprise me by eating lots of it!

  11. Thank you so much for attending week 4 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post. These muffins sound delicious! I am still yet to try a baking recipe with pumpkin, it’s not something we do here in NZ. I think I will love these muffins! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight . Have a great day!

    • Thanks Nicole! You should definitely try baking with pumpkin, you will love it. See you next week at #PureBlogLove!

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