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Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

Updated on September 29, 2011

The following is a quick and simple recipe for making pumpkin muffins. It's great as a breakfast muffin in the morning, or drizzle with some black and orange icing and its a perfect treat for the kids Halloween party. The following recipe will make around 10-12 yummy muffins.

Ingredients for making perfect pumpkin muffins:

  • 6 oz plain flour
  • 6 oz brown sugar
  • 4 oz pureed prunes
  • 4 oz golden syrup
  • 9 oz pureed pumpkin
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cinnammon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

You will also need:

2 large mixing bowls

muffin baking tray

wooden spoon



  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 6/390 degrees farenheit or 200 degrees centigrade.
  2. Grease the muffin tray to avoid the mixture sticking.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix the pureed pumpkin, prunes, syrup, sugar and egg whites. Stir until they are well mixed.
  4. In the other bowl, mix the flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda.
  5. Add the bowl containing the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients.
  6. Mix together gently, do not beat. This will ensure that the mixture stays light and fluffy.
  7. Divide the mixture evenly into the compartments in the muffin tray.
  8. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow the muffins to cool in the tray.
  10. Turn out and enjoy!

Pumpkin muffins are delicious at any time, but especially nice on cold autumn mornings or evenings. For a different variation, you could try adding some chocolate chips or raisins to the mixture before cooking.


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      jacqui2011 6 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ 2uesday - Thanks for stopping by. They are a lot healthier, until my daughter gets a hold of them and covers them in icing sugar!

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      2uesday 6 years ago

      Nice recipe idea for Halloween muffins that are fun for kids and healthier than shop bought ones too.

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      jacqui2011 6 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ RTalloni - I'm sure you will love these muffins. They are so light and moist. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Oh, I do think we will ENJOY! Thanks much for sharing this recipe--it has fabulous ingredients!

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      jacqui2011 6 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ Steph Harris - I never have tasted pumpkin soup before, but now I want to. My daughter waits until the pumpkin seeds have dried out and makes a necklace and bracelet with them! Thanks for reading.

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      jacqui2011 6 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ ktrapp - Yes they are really moist, a bit like the texture of carrot cake. I only tasted them a few years back and got hold of this recipe from my aunt. Once I've made a few batches, my 10 year old takes a plateful and decorates them with icing for her friends.

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      Steph Harris 6 years ago from Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

      Yes, I love your muffin recipe, and I so agree with two pumpkins for Halloween, have you tried pumpkin soup? there are so many different ways to use up pumpkins, but I can't wait to try your muffin recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      Kristin Trapp 6 years ago from Illinois

      This time of year there are a couple restaurants that always sell pumpkin muffins that I make a special trip to go and get. I love moist pumpkin muffins and your recipe sounds like that so I may give it a try.

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      jacqui2011 6 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ paulwilson - Well said, go for it! Lol. Thanks for taking the time to read.

      @ Cloverleaf - There is always loads of left over pumpkin at ours. It seems a pity to let it go to waste. Thanks for reading.

      @ Movie Master - I hadn't tried pumpkin muffins until a couple of years ago, and they really taste great. I like them in the morning with a coffee. The kids drown them in icing sugar, so its win win!!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi jacqui, what a great idea to use up some pumpkin, I have never had pumpkin in muffins before! they look delicous, thank you for sharing.

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Jacqui, great way to use up the pumpkin. Yummy!

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      paulwillson26 6 years ago from Madrid

      Stuff the kids. I'll cook them for me!

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      jacqui2011 6 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      We normally buy at least two pumpkins at Halloween, so this year I will be making better use of them by using some up in the muffins.

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      travelsee 6 years ago

      Splendid alternative way to use up soem pumpkin