19 Tasty Pumpkin Muffin Recipes for Breakfast… or Dessert
We get it. The world is obsessed with pumpkin in the fall. And that's okay with us, because pumpkin can be added to a variety of delicious sweet treats, from cakes and breads to cookies and pies. But in our opinion, the humble muffin might be the fan favorite. Eat a pumpkin muffin in the morning for breakfast, and you'll be well on your way to starting your day off right with a shot of fall flavor. Here are pumpkin muffins you can make before the season comes to a close.
Brown Butter Streusel Muffins With Brown Butter Glaze: All that brown butter is decadent. Maybe save these for dessert instead of breakfast (though if you want to eat them first thing in the morning, we won't tell). (via Two Peas and Their Pod)
Chia Pumpkin Muffins: The chia seeds in this recipe add a gingerbread-like color and a light texture, along with an extra boost of healthy. (via Pickles and Honey)
Gluten-Free Oat Pumpkin Muffins: Make your pumpkin muffins with gluten-free oats so everyone can enjoy them. The oats give the muffins a hearty texture, and they're full of healthy fiber too. (via Pinch of Yum)
Gluten-Free Honey Applesauce Blender Muffins: Honey and applesauce keeps your muffins moist and mildly sweetened throughout. (via Simply Quinoa)
Honey Roasted Pumpkin Spice Muffins: There are some baking shortcuts that can make a big difference. Adding flavored nuts to your muffins is one of those. (via The Cookie Rookie)
Vegan Pumpkin Muffins With Cashew Cream Frosting: Don't miss out on the treat of the season just because you're vegan! Frosting gets a creamy tang from cashews and goes perfectly with moist pumpkin cake. (via Connoisseurus Veg)
Maple Oat Pumpkin Muffins: If you need a quick on-the-go breakfast, grab one of these. The recipe calls for oats, maple, almond milk, and eggs: basically all of your favorite breakfast ingredients in one. (via Gimme Some Oven)
Mini Cinnamon Sugar Muffins: Imagine little pumpkin donuts, rolled in fine sugar until you get a crackly, sweet crust. That's this recipe, in tiny cake form. (via Averie Cooks)
Pumpkin Apple Muffins: Tender pieces of apple fill every bite of these pumpkin muffins, each one a little blast of sweet-tart flavor. (via No. 2 Pencil)
Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins: If you don't like your breakfast tasting *too* healthy, a handful of butterscotch chips does the trick in no time. (via Spicy Southern Kitchen)
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins: Just try and stop yourself from spooning out the luscious cream cheese topping of these tasty cakes. (via Two Peas and Their Pod)
Pumpkin Orange Cranberry Muffins: All of your favorite fall ingredients make their way into these baked goods, with cranberries adding just enough tartness to balance out the sweet. (via Love and Zest)
Vegan Pumpkin Power Muffins: A blend of nutritious seeds, whole spelt flour, carrot, and pumpkin will get your day started off on the right foot. (via Blissful Basil)
Pumpkin Crumb Muffins With Cream Cheese Glaze: Trust us when we say that you need to make a double batch of crumb topping. Half of it will get eaten before the pan even hits the oven. (via Host the Toast)
Pumpkin French Toast Muffins With Cinnamon Streusel Topping: It's like the best of all breakfast foods (French toast, maple syrup, and cinnamon toast) got together for an insanely awesome hybrid. We'll take a dozen, please. (via Cooking Classy)
Simple Vegan Pumpkin Muffins: If you're new to vegan baking, this easy recipe is for you. (via Food With Feeling)
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Blender Muffins: You can't put wheat flour in the blender (pesky gluten!), but the almond and oat base of these muffins can be blitzed together in less than a minute. (via The Healthy Maven)
Pumpkin Streusel Muffins: A double dose of autumnal goodness comes in a bite-size combo of spiced pumpkin cake and cinnamon-filled crumbly streusel. It's like a mini pumpkin coffee cake for breakfast. (via Damn Delicious)
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins: White whole wheat flour kicks up the healthy factor in these muffins, while chocolate chips add extra indulgence. (via Kristine's Kitchen)
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Nora is a writer, photographer, foodie and feminist. After living in New York City for 23 years, she recently moved San Francisco and can't wait to explore. When she's not pursuing her interests in health and technology, she loves hiking, yoga, playing piano and squealing over kittens as an ASPCA volunteer.