Pumpkin muffins are a favorite in my family and they are the most requested muffin I make. My friend, Debbie, gave me this recipe over ten years ago and I now make them throughout the year.
I keep cans of pumpkin in the house year-round, just for these muffins. I’ve seen countless pumpkin muffin and bread recipes over the past few years, and I’ve even tried a few of them. I’m always open to improving on a good thing! However, these muffins won out in every variation I tried.
The only change I made from Deb’s original recipe is to switch out half of the AP flour for freshly ground whole wheat. I prefer this version myself, as I really like the texture and they seem just a bit less sweet.
The full AP flour version is delicious as well. We love them topped with butter or cream cheese and my kids often eat them plain for dessert.
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour I used freshly ground hard white wheat
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 2 cups pumpkin puree or (1) 16 oz can
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup light flavored olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tins (or line with paper liners) and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients and the pumpkin. Add the eggs and the oil and stir until well combined.
- Scoop into muffin tins (about 2/3 full) and then bake for 16-18 minutes. Muffins are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Enjoy!
14 Comments Leave a comment or review
[email protected] Bakeaholic Mama says
Pumpkin is my kids favorite type of muffin as well. I will have to try this recipe. The recipe I have calls for AP flour and allot of sugar…. They are yummy but not too healthy :/
Sue/the view from great island says
I adore pumpkin muffins, and these are different from any I've tried. I like that you're experimenting with whole wheat flour, I still have your WW chocolate Chips Cookies on my queue to make.
Apron Appeal says
I really appreciate that these are just muffins. No frills or extras just muffins. Can't wait.
Mary love these muffins pumpkin! gloria
Angie's Recipes says
Love those pumpkin muffins…simple and tasty.
I love muffins, these look perfect!
Sounds good. I need to find pumpkin puree
Words Of Deliciousness says
I love anything made with pumpkin. Your muffins look wonderful.
These muffins look great, and I'm a big fan of using whole wheat flour instead of some of the AP whenever I can. Terrific recipe!
Becki's Whole Life says
These look great! Girls are heading back to school next week after being tracked out so I will probably make these for their lunches. I am always hesitant to make muffins because it's not always a healthy snack, but these are and I love it! Then I can have some too:-)
The Starving Student says
Looks good, perfect for fall!
Oh, I bet those would be so good nice and warm, right out of the oven!!
I just made a version of this over the weekend! I use more oil (of course) and toss in some vanilla. Lawdy, lawdy, are they good.
The Slow Roasted Italian says
These look delicious! I don't think I could resist slathering them in butter…