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Nutty Pumpkin Muffins

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
    about 1 dozen


  • 2 large 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together eggs, sugar, pumpkin, oil and water. In another bowl, 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.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes (do not overbake). Cool on wire rack.

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  • leolamw
    Dec 12, 2020

    I baked these yesterday & we love them. I halved the recipe to make 6 muffins because we have just the two of us to feed. I used black walnuts and added about 1/8 tsp each of nutmeg and ginger for the half recipe. Will definitely be making these again.

  • deb9962
    Oct 4, 2016

    Yummy for Fall!! Great recipe.

  • buffetfan
    Oct 4, 2016

    These muffins were well received. I used pecans rather than walnuts since my family doesn't like walnuts. I also put a few on top for decoration. Other than that I made them just as written.

  • Bjsherwood
    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.

  • sun2lite
    Nov 5, 2011

    No comment left

  • mlanners
    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
    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