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Jumbo Pumpkin Pecan Muffins Recipe

Jumbo Pumpkin Pecan Muffins Recipe

Perk up an autumn morning with one of these hearty muffins. You'll really enjoy the pumpkin-spice flavor and crumbly nut topping…and so will everyone else! —Mrs. Janice Christofferson, Eagle River, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans. Fill six greased or paper-lined jumbo muffin cups three-fourths full.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 6 muffins.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 666 calories, 31g fat (7g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 583mg sodium, 88g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein.

Reviews for Jumbo Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 239705
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

"I saw the previous review that said these were dense and thought maybe these would be good as mini loaves of bread (as gifts for the holidays). While they tasted pretty good, I definitely think these would work better as muffins. In one of the loaves I put in dark chocolate chips and it tasted SO good. I will probably make these again, as muffins, and add in the chocolate chips."

dbeauche User ID: 4406338 210243
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"I liked the texture of these muffins and used my own mixture of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg instead of pumpkin pie spice. Will add more next time for more flavor. I also liked that they were not overly sweet."

OrganicGreenCafe User ID: 7513920 142482
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"After reading the reviews about "too bland", I noticed I was out of vanilla, but had almond and wow what a great taste...pecans, pumpkin and almond flavoring...good choice. thanks..."

meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 142481
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"I have made these muffins multiple times. I don't have a jumbo muffin pan so I made them regular muffin size and added mini chocolate chips. So good!"

SKTerpstra User ID: 4231446 164380
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"Received rave reviews at home and the office! Very moist!"

jdesmarteau User ID: 1410008 95832
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2012

"My husband and I thought the texture was off, too dense for us. They also lacked flavor in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, they did get eaten but just not what I expected."

michjay User ID: 5013319 210242
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Sorry, they were lacking flavor for me."

jane smith User ID: 5686034 116696
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"Wonderful, I hate to tweek a great recipe, but it was great w/ o nuts too. Amazing, my daughter said!"

jmilhollin User ID: 3162509 92663
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"These are so good! Perfect with a cup of coffee on a cool morning...or warm morning...or for a snack...haha!"

Dioptase User ID: 1776920 161940
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"Excellent but definitely made these in smaller tins. On weight watchers and these muffins, based on 18 per batch are still approx. 6 points. BUT, if you make them in baby muffins, they aren't so bad and you get about 32. Those little bite size yummies just have to stop jumping off the plate into my mouth LOL."

Cindymm4 User ID: 3425910 164379
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"Just finished making these and they are so moist!!! The flavor is amazing! I made them in a regular sized muffin tin and made 16 of them. I cooked them for 16 minutes. I will be using this recipe again!!"

foreverforhim User ID: 5090780 103241
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"These were delicious! Especially right out of the oven."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3233855 116695
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"I made this recipe today and it turned out great everyone loved them. I added raisins to it though because I like both raisins and nuts in Pumpkin or banana baked items. I made normal size muffins and it made around 16 muffins and I baked them from 15 to 20 minutes and it worked out just fine."

Lisaizme User ID: 4198458 108388
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"I haven't made these.. but I am watching calories & carbs and these have to be EVIL.. 666 calories each!! hahaha"

mariet100 User ID: 3056003 142480
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2009

"These Muffins were fantastic. I know it takes a lot of ingredients and is not an easy recipe. But if you want to impress, this is the recipe that will do it."

MidwestHindy User ID: 104658 106949
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2009

"Wow! I made these for my family and friends and they went crazy!

Thanks for sharing the recipe."

fstevens User ID: 3456053 116693
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008

"Used regular tins, didn't even dawn on me there was such a thing as jumbo tins, don't make muffins that often. Should have wondered how Dunkin Donuts makes those large ones. The picture of the muffins looks like regular size. Anyway, puzzle solved."

neezee6 User ID: 1103569 159234
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2008

"Did you use regular size muffin tins or JUMBO size muffin tins?"

fstevens User ID: 3456053 159233
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2008

"These are delicious, but when I made them I wound up with 17 muffins, and I filled the paper muffin cups 3/4 full. Even if I would have filled them to the top I would have had more than 6. Puzzled in Pennsylvania."

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