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Baked Pumpkin Donut Muffins

Baked Pumpkin Donut Muffins

I’ve been seeing these muffins all over the web lately so I decided to make them as a breakfast treat for my kids and husband. I noticed a lot of the recipes online that made these donuts muffins with a mini muffin tray to make them more like donut holes. I have already packed my mini muffin tray away for our move so I was happy to find this recipe at My Madison Bistro that used the large muffin tray. These muffins were a snap to put together, smelled ultra-delicious while baking, and tasted moist, flavorful, and extremely tasty!! My kids loved them – they said they were “awesome”, “the best”, and “SOOOOOOOOO good”. Can’t beat that.

How to Make Baked Pumpkin Donut Muffins:


  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg, graded
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • Dash of dried ginger
  • 10 tbsp softened butter
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Baked Pumpkin Donut Muffins

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a muffin tray with cooking spray.

Combine the flours, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, and ginger together in a bowl; mix well.

Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy; add the eggs, pumpkin puree, buttermilk, and vanilla then beat until well combined.  Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix until just combined. Spoon the mixture into muffin tin evenly.

Baked Pumpkin Donut Muffins

Place into the oven and bake 25-28 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the muffins cool for a couple of minutes before moving to a wire rack.

Other Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Baked Pumpkin Donut Muffins

Combine the white sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl until well mixed.

Brush the warm melted butter over the entire muffin then place into the sugar/cinnamon mixture and toss it around to coat evenly.

Baked Pumpkin Donut Muffins

Set the finished muffins on a rack to cool for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Baked Pumpkin Donut Muffins


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by My Madison Bistro




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  1. Pam, I guess I haven't been around the web enough as I hadn't seen these before but they look and sound just fabulous. Love that cinnamon and sugar dip, yum!

  2. Congratulations on winning the apron, Big Dude!

    The muffins look amazing, Pam! Your photo is stunning, as always.

    Kim in MD

  3. I was planning to make the pumpkin muffins with oatmeal streusel topping to bring to work sometime this week, but now I'm torn! Which one is better, in your opinion?

  4. I think AWESOME! is exactly what I, and my labmates, will be saying when we dig into these one morning soon! Delicious!

  5. I keep seeing these muffins everywhere, too! They look so good! I like your big muffin version of them – I bet they are fun to eat!

  6. The doughnut muffins are totally popular right now. They are obviously winners with kids and adults alike. Adding the pumpkin is a nice way to keep them moist!

  7. Great muffins! We are moving in 2 weeks, I might have to try these to use up a can of pumpkin I have! Great pumpkins!

  8. Congrats to Larry! You're right, Bev should have a nice new apron. Your donut muffins look good. Happy Halloween, Pam and family!

  9. This made me think of the Seinfeld episode with Elaine's idea to sell only the tops of muffins. It looks good, Pam.

  10. I'm loving all of the pumpkin recipes that have hit the blog world lately. And these muffins look delicious…kinda like sugared donuts 😉