We all know it's fall when the pumpkin spice starts appearing on every menu and grocery aisle, in every form imaginable. Starbucks takes the crown for the most basic of fall drinks, the pumpkin spice latte, which we all either obsessively love or can't stand.

However, the thought of standing in line waiting to buy this overpriced drink is not my cup of tea (or coffee). If it's not yours either, I'd recommend you whip up these pumpkin spice muffins to get your pumpkin fix for the fall. 

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:35 mins
  • Total Time:55 mins
  • Servings:24
  • Easy


  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups whole wheat or white all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon milk
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  • Step 1

    Pre-heat oven to 350° F. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, canned pumpkin, eggs, vegetable oil, and water until smooth and easy to stir, about 3 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Add flour one cup at a time to liquid mixture and mix until there are no clumps. Then add pumpkin spice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ginger, salt, and baking soda. Stir until smooth and thoroughly mixed, about 5 minutes.

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  • Step 3

    Spoon mixture into lined muffin cups so they're about 3/4 full.

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  • Step 4

    Place muffin tin in heated oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. The best way to test if they are done is to stick a clean knife in the middle of a muffin and pull it out; if it's clean, they're done.

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  • Step 5

    While muffins are cooling, mix the confectioners sugar, milk, and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl until a tan paste forms. While muffins are still warm, drizzle a small amount of icing on top.

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