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We love making these kid-friendly pumpkin muffins. They're super simple, gloriously healthy, and sweetened naturally with maple syrup!

Pumpkin Muffins

We love making these kid-friendly pumpkin muffins. They're super simple, gloriously healthy, and sweetened naturally with maple syrup!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 129 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 TBSP ground flax
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 TBSP butter melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • ½ cup pureed pumpkin

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin tin with parchment paper baking cups or spritz with your favorite oil spray. I used parchment liners for uber-easy clean up and zero sticking!
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour flax, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and mix.
  4. In a larger bowl, combine lightly beaten eggs with milk, maple syrup, melted butter, vanilla and pumpkin. Whisk until incorporated..
  5. Slowly sift the flour mixture into the egg mixture, using a fork to mix in a clockwise motion.
  6. Once the mixture is just combined, scoop into muffin cups, filling each about halfway.
  7. Bake at 350F on the center rack for approximately 14-16 minutes, inserting a toothpick into the center to check for a fluffy, full-cooked interior.
  8. Remove muffins from tray and allow to cool on a wire rack until they're cool enough to eat.
  9. Dig in! Store remaining muffins wrapped on the counter for up to four days or in the freezer for a month. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you’re feeding them to kiddos like moi, I suggest leaving them just barely sweetened as written in the recipe.

Trying to trick adults? You may need a little extra sweet stuff to appease their sugar-lovin’ palate. 2-3 tablespoons of brown sugar should do the trick! Sometimes I'll sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar on softened butter as a spread if I'm in the mood for a little extra sweetness. Anything goes!

Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed! xo

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Potassium 127mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 34.7%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 5%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.