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Autumn and Halloween Baking

Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe

October 29, 2017

So far on the blog I’ve brought you a pumpkin pie recipe and some pumpkin soup. I thought it was high time I tried something new. Every year I’ve planned to try pumpkin spice muffins and never quite got round to it. For a start I wasn’t sure of the nest way to make them and I’ve just not had the time. After doing a bit of research and trying a couple of things, I’m really happy with this recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe

I decided to make my own pumpkin puree for these, although you can get it in a tin in some places in the UK. With so many pumpkins available at the moment, I thought it would be fun to make it all from scratch. At other times of year a squash will work just as well.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe

You will need:

For the puree: 

1 medium pumpkin or 1 tin of pumpkin puree

For the muffins:

75g melted butter

250g self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

a pinch of salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 ground cloves

115g caster sugar

2 eggs

125ml milk

1 cup pumpkin puree

Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe

How to Make

To make the puree:

Preheat oven to 190ºc

Cut your pumpkin in half from the stalk down. Remove all the seeds.

Place on a baking tray and cover the open sides with foil. Bake for around an hour, or until completely tender.

Once baked, scape out the inside and blend until smooth.

Put into a fine sieve to allow some of the moisture to drain away.

You can skip this step and use a tin of pumpkin, where available.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe

To make the pumpkin spice muffins:

Preheat oven to 190ºc. Line a muffin tray with 12 cases.

Melt the butter and put to one side to cool.

Sieve all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

Beat the eggs, milk and butter together along with the pumpkin puree.

Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid mix.

Beat with a fork until it forms a lumpy mixture, do not over mix.

Spoon into the cases, until nearly full.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Then allow to cool on a wire rack.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins RecipeLet me know if you give these pumpkin spice muffins a try. Find more delicious recipes in my Baking section, as well as in my Other Writing section. For a really easy halloween make, why not try my Halloween Meringue Kisses of Death?

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  • Reply
    November 1, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Looks delicious! Is it the whole tin of pumpkin puree or a cup? Going to make these this week! Xx

    • Reply
      November 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      I’d still just use a cup full of tinned purée.

      • Beth
        February 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm

        Coming back here to say I did make them and they were delicious! Thank you – I misunderstood cup vs tin! X

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