Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 12 muffins


Spiced Pumpkin Muffins combine pumpkin with brown sugar and buttermilk to make the most delicate and moist muffins, perfect for homey breakfasts and brunches.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup butter, (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), melted
  • 1/2 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk


PREHEAT oven to 400° F. Grease or paper-line 12 muffin cups.

COMBINE flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and ginger in large bowl. Combine butter, pumpkin, eggs and buttermilk in medium bowl. Add to flour mixture, stir just until moistened. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Easy and Delicious

by C. Cynthia , CA on Nov. 2009

Just made these muffins and they turned out great! Realized I didn't have any buttermilk so I talked to Sherry in the "Live Chat" and she gave me some great tips! I actually used Labna (thick Mediterranean Yogurt/Cheese) instead of the buttermilk, added just a little more pumkin, some extra spices like clove and nutmeg (didn't have ginger) and whole wheat flour instead of white. Delicious!! Even my very picky 3 yr old loved them!!

Awesome muffins

by B. B. , on Oct. 2009

These muffins are great. Quick and easy to make. The second time I made them though, I added 1/4 cup chopped walnuts and 1/4 cup golden raisins - YUM!

Easy and Delicious

by B. Beth , Millsboro, DE on Aug. 2009

Very easy recipe to make. I ate one right out of the oven and I could have eaten every one of them. The cinnamon is not over-powering, would highly recommend.

Nice breakfast treat

by M. Melisa , Nevada City, CA on Nov. 2008

My whole family enjoyed these muffins. Great for school lunches. I added walnuts and topped the muffins with a little brown sugar and oatmeal,they were tasty and pretty to present. A keeper.

Good pumpkin muffin recipe

by L. Leslie , Newport News, VA on Oct. 2008

They were very easy to make and pretty good. I think they need more pumpkin though. I also added some nutmeg and a little more cinnamon and ginger to them and it gave it a little extra something. I'll make them again but add more pumpkin to them next time.

Yum Pumpkin

by S. Susan , BELLA VISTA, AR on Sep. 2008

I added a whole can of pumpkin, increased the spices (more like my pumpkin pie) to include a quarter teaspoon each of cloves, allspice and nutmeg and a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Think next time I'll add a little more of each. (LOVE spices!) Also substituted canned eggnog for the buttermilk. I came up with 24 muffins. After fixing the first dozen of muffins, decided to add a cup of chopped walnuts to the second half. Even BETTER! Now I'm a happy woman -- LOL.

Pumpkins Muffins

by L. Laura , Dunn, NC on Aug. 2008

I made these for my family. The muffins were good; I ate three of them with supper. They weren't very moist however, and were rather caky. We used more than half a cup of pumpkin, but they didn't have much pumpkin flavor. It would probably help a lot if you use the whole pumpkin can like others did.

Good Muffins

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Apr. 2008

These were good, a little heavy...will probably not make again until fall. But they were enjoyable for a brunch.

more flavor please

by k. kathleen , DANVILLE, NH on Mar. 2008

I made these muffins for my family today but thought they were lacking a little in flavor. I've decided that adding choc. chips next time would really kick it up a notch.

Best Pumpkin Muffins....EVER!!!

by K. Kimberly , LYNDHURST, NJ on Mar. 2008

All I can say is "Wow." These were so easy to make and so Delicious. This was actually my first time making muffins and they came out perfect. The only thing I added, at the request of my sister, were Chocolate Chips to only a few of them. I will absolutely make these again, but next time I'll add a little bit more pumpkin.