Nutty Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

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This medley of harvest flavors makes these muffins perfect for cool fall mornings. But my family enjoys them year-round, so I always have the ingredients on hand for fresh-from-the-oven goodness.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped cashews or walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 309 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 287mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin, oil and water. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir into pumpkin mixture; mix well. Fold in nuts. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Do not overbake. Cool on wire rack. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Nutty Pumpkin Muffins in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p76

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Bjsherwood 19856
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"These were moist & delicious & easy to make. I added 1/4 tsp. each of nutmeg & ground ginger, and put pieces of the chopped walnuts on the top of each muffing before baking. It made them more attractive. Next time I will substitute Splenda for part of the sugar and applesauce for the oil to reduce the calories."

mlanners 44411
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"I replaced the oil with Smuckers Baking healthy oil substitute and the sugar with Splenda Blend for baking. This saved 140 calories calories and about 10 grams of fat, reducing the calorie count to 168 per muffin. I also added some nutmeg and cloves in addition to the cinnamon. They were delicious, definitely a keeper."

bboopster35 45600
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2009

"I switched the oil with applesauce, added 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and allspice.They turned out wonderful. My family loves pumpkin cookies this recipe will be added as a pumpkin favorite.

Angie Rensing"

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