Pumpkin Pecan Pie Muffins Recipe

Yields: 12 muffins
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes


For the muffins:

  • 1 3/4 cups (210g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (225g) pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped pecans

For the streusel topping:

  • 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup (30g) chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Combine dry ingredients (muffins): In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Combine wet ingredients: In a separate large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, eggs, and pumpkin puree until well combined.
  • Combine batter: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined (don’t overmix). Fold in the chopped pecans.
  • Make the streusel topping: In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cold butter. Use your fingers or a pastry cutter to rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  • Fill muffin cups: Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling them about 2/3 full.
  • Add streusel topping: Sprinkle the streusel topping generously over each muffin.
  • Bake: Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool: Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Pumpkin puree: Make sure to use pure pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Room temperature ingredients: Using room temperature ingredients will help your batter mix more easily.
  • Don’t overmix: Overmixing the batter can make your muffins tough.
  • Variations: Add other spices like ginger or cloves, or try substituting walnuts for pecans.

Enjoy your warm and delicious Pumpkin Pecan Pie Muffins!


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