Make This Yummy Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Don't you just love this time of year, when the nights get shorter and it's just so nice to be indoors baking?! I love entertaining during the fall and treating my friends to freshly baked goodies, such as these cinnamon pumpkin spice muffins. The smell they leave in your house is absolutely divine!

Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe |

These muffins taste like a cross between a pumpkin muffin and a cinnamon sugar donut. They're sweet on top (where I brush them with butter and dip the tops in cinnamon sugar) and spicy, pumpkin-y, and moist. It's a delicious combination that's just perfect for fall!

Make This Yummy Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe


for the muffins

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups pumpkin purée
for the topping
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
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Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Step 2:

In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger). Mix and set aside.

Step 3:

In a second mixing bowl, add the butter (room temperature), brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix on high for 2 minutes. Stir in the pumpkin purée. Add the dry ingredients in two batches, mixing until just incorporated.

Cinnamon pumpkin spice muffins perfect for fall!

Step 4:

Line your pan with baking cups, and fill about 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes if you are using a cupcake pan, or 30 minutes for standard muffin size. Let the muffins cool for 10 minutes.

Step 5:

For the topping, mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon in one bowl. Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a second bowl. Brush the top of each muffin with butter, then dip it in the sugar mix.

Cinnamon pumpkin spice muffins perfect for fall!

Makes 12 standard sized muffins or 18 cupcake size muffins.

Cinnamon pumpkin spice muffin recipe perfect for fall!

Cinnamon pumpkin spice muffin recipe perfect for fall!

I'm also sharing my top 4 ideas for entertaining for fall!

Tip 1 - Always have lots of white dishes available when entertaining. I buy white tableware in bulk so I never run out. Also, if you're going to invest in a few nice serving pieces, I suggest you make them white, too. That way everything will match and your food will stand out against the white background.

Tip 2 - Have lots of mason jars on hand! I use them as glasses for my guests and silverware holders, plus, I've been known to bake desserts in them. They are inexpensive, versatile, and perfect for a party! Plus, they give your party a slightly rustic feel, which ties nicely into fall.

Tip 3 - Use free party printables to decorate whenever possible. We have so many collections at Catch My Party for every holiday and occasion, so take a look. Just download the files, print them out, cut them out, and use them to give your party a polished touch. They are easy, inexpensive, and you can do them last minute.

Tip 4- Have your guests go home with something sweet, which is why I shared my pumpkin donut muffin recipe. It leaves your guest with something to remember the evening by and it's an inexpensive way to say "thanks for coming." In fact, you can even use these free printable gift tags to adorn your baked good. I promise your guests will love going home with a treat!


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Cinnamon pumpkin spice muffin recipe perfect for fall!


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