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Sugared Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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Sugared Pumpkin Spice Muffins go great with your morning for afternoon cup of coffee or tea. A simple pumpkin spice muffin is dunked in melted butter and rolled in a pumpkin spice sugar. This recipe yields 12 muffins in under 45 minutes.
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert, fall baking, fall dessert, muffins, pumpkin, pumpkin spice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 145
Author Laurie McNamara


  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice plus 1 tablespoon, divided
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice


  • Preheat your oven to 350℉ (or 180℃) and grease a standard nonstick muffin pan.
  • In a large bowl, measure and add the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice. Whisk to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, measure and add the pumpkin puree, milk, egg and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients. Switch over to a spatula and mix until the flour is incorporated. Do not overmix.
  • Divide the muffin batter among the prepare muffin pan and bake on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1/2 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice.
  • Once the muffins are safe to handle, working with one at a time, dip the muffin in melted butter, turning to coat all sides.
  • Let excess butter drip back into the bowl before rolling in pumpkin spice sugar. Repeat with remaining muffins.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1642IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg