Pumpkin Muffins

Sweetlips & the Bean devoured 18 of these muffins in less than two days. Not exactly a testament to my parenting when you consider the insane amount of sugar that is in them, but it definitely gives an indication of just how delicious they are.

Recipe courtesy of @smittenkitchen

Makes 18 muffins


1 15-ounce can (1 3/4 cups) pumpkin puree

1/2 cup (120 ml) vegetable or another neutral cooking oil or melted butter (115 grams)

3 large eggs

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1 2/3 (330 grams) cups granulated sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon fine sea or table salt

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Heaped 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

Heaped 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Two pinches of ground cloves

2 1/4 cups (295 grams) all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon (12 grams) granulated sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter muffin pans or coat it with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs and sugar until smooth. Sprinkle baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinanmon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves over batter and whisk until well-combined. Add flour and stir with a spoon, just until mixed. Scrape into prepared pan and smooth the top. In a small dish, or empty measuring cup, stir sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over top of batter.

Bake 20-25 minutes.