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One Bowl Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Fall is in the air with these one-bowl pumpkin muffins topped with pumpkin spice cinnamon sugar.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 18 muffins


Pumpkin Muffins

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Pumpkin Spice Topping

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon (or a sprinkle) of ginger, nutmeg and cloves


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Fill a muffin tin with 18 muffin liners or liberally spray your muffin tin (for no liners).
  • In a bowl, mix together the canned pumpkin, eggs, vegetable oil, applesauce and sugar with a fork or spoon. Add the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves and stir together. 
  • To the center of the bowl, add the baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Add the flour and mix together until the flour is just incorporated, doing your best not to over-mix. 
  • Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop batter into each muffin tin. 
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes until the muffins are baked through. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes until ready to handle.
  • Melt ⅓ cup of butter. In a separate bowl mix together the sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves (add more or less of the pumpkin spice flavor you like).
  • Dunk the top of each muffin in the melted butter. Then dunk and twist in the pumpkin spice mixture until completely covered. Repeat with the remaining muffins. Enjoy!