Pumpkin muffins

I know this recipe is a few days late.

But pumpkin season isn’t over yet and I think that yet another pumpkin recipe couldn’t harm anyone. Especially a pumpkin muffins recipe. I just love anything that comes in the shape of a muffin.

grated pumpkin for pumpkin muffins

If I’d have to choose a favorite dessert for the fall season, it would definitely be pumpkin pie. But sadly, I can’t eat just pumpkin pie all the time, so for diversity’s sake, I wanted to try something else without letting the pumpkin go.


For this recipe I chose to grate the pumpkin and cook it for a few minutes with some sugar, since I like to find bites and pieces of pumpkin in my muffins and I consider that using a puree makes them too mushy for my taste.

pumpkin muffin batter

Regarding the spices, I loved the combination of cinnamon and anise, but my boyfriend for example found the anise taste a bit too fragrant, so if you haven’t tried this spice before, maybe you should less. I for a change like the aroma, which I find to be a little lemony and fresh, so again, it’s a matter of taste.

pumpkin muffins

I think these would be great with a Halloween decoration, but I’m still struggling with my decorating abilities, so have patience with me.

pumpkin muffins recipe


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Pumpkin muffins

By raluca007 Published: November 7, 2012

  • Yield: 14 muffins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 40 mins

I know this recipe is a few days late. But pumpkin season isn't over yet and I think that yet another pumpkin recipe couldn't harm …



  1. Grate the pumpkin and put it into a pot with 2-3 tbsp of sugar and let it cook for about 5 minutes, then allow to cool while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Add the butter and 1/2 cup of sugar into a bowl and mix it until it's creamy and the sugar is well incorporated.
  3. Then add the eggs one by one and the flour mixed with the salt, baking powder, cinnamon and anise.
  4. After the flour is well mixed in, add the pumpkin, that should be cool by now, then the vanilla extract and cream.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven at 175 C/ 350 F for about 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve with powdered sugar on top.

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