Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I’ve been baking a lot with pumpkin this fall, it kind of got out of hand. It started with some pumpkin waffles and turned into an attempt to find the best pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe around and then with just one cup of pumpkin left over, I quickly whipped up a batch of some tasty whole wheat pumpkin muffins. 

They went a little like this

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Muffins

4.7 from 13 reviews
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Recipe type: Muffins
Serves: 12
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup warm water
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or insert paper liners and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, canola oil, pumpkin puree and water.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just blended.
  4. Fill the prepared muffin tins about ¾ of the way full with the batter.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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We gobbled these up for breakfast, school lunches and after school snacks!

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Happy Autumn Baking!


  1. These sound absolutely amazing 🙂 I fully admit I am one of those folks who cannot get enough of the pumpkin spice flavor in everything and anything!

    Thanks for sharing

  2. I think my kids would totally love these even if they don’t love pumpkin. I also like the fact that I could send these to school (seriously lunches are the bain of my existence with all the restrictions). Great sounding recipe and I look forward to trying it!

  3. Heather Lynne says:

    I am loving all things pumpkin spice right now! Thanks for sharing these, they sound delicious!

  4. I’ll take 12!

    I really like the fall season, all these delicious baked goods start making their way over to my pin boards 😉 This looks great.

  5. ‘Tis the season after all! Those look delicious. What a great thing to have on hand when you need a healthy snack. YUMMM!

  6. I have to say, I always admire people that can bake. It is not a talent I possess. Eating… that I can do well. LOL

  7. Debbie S. says:

    These look delicious and I am sure they will fill my house with a sumptuous aroma. Thanks for sharing1 Printing recipe….

  8. Thanks for the recipe, these look delicious!

  9. Laurie Cockburn says:

    My daughters made these last night and loved them so much that I don’t have any left to put in their lunches today

  10. Pumpkin spice… such a classic flavour… spring is here, yet I can’t wait for fall so I can make these! Yum!

  11. Yum! Love pumpkin anything!!

  12. Debbie S. says:

    Hi, I am back for this recipe. I printed, want to make tomorrow. Thanks!

  13. Susan Patterson says:

    These muffins look delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!

  14. Karen E Hill says:

    I am not a big fan of pumpkin but these look so good. It’s all about the presentation.

  15. Elva Roberts says:

    This recipe sounds so delicious and Healthy that I am going to save it and put it in with my favorite muffins. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us.

  16. I know it’s spring and I shouldn’t be craving anything spicy and pumpkin right? But these muffins sound so good and I am going to make them because I have some canned pumpkin to use up.Thank you for the delicious recipe!! 🙂

  17. Jamie hall says:

    Thesw look delicious always looking for something to do with pumpkin

  18. loucheryl says:

    I would love to have one of these muffins right now. 🙂

  19. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I love the taste of pumpkin and these muffins look really yummy, I can’t wait to try them, thanks!

  20. kathy downey says:

    I made these and they are totally delicious !!!

  21. Laurie Cockburn says:

    My 10 year old daughter makes this recipe for all of our lunch bags. They’re very yummy

  22. Maegan Delorme says:

    These look so good, and really simple! I am already starting to get excited for fall and all the pumpkin spice stuff haha 🙂 will definitely add this to my list of recipes to try!

  23. kathy downey says:

    These are one of hubby,s favorite muffins,must make these again soon

  24. loucheryl says:

    Pumpkin season is coming and I can’t wait!!!

  25. DARLENE W says:

    I would love these, the grandkids not so much

  26. Must try these as I love pumpkin.

  27. Darren Scrubb says:

    Muffin looks good and I will be happy to taste it.

  28. nicolthepickle says:

    These look so good. I have a pumpkin to use it, and I especially like that they’re whole wheat.

  29. kathy downey says:

    Shame on me but these are really good with chocolate chunks

  30. I love pumpkin in so many recipes for its unique versatile flavor. Muffins using whole wheat are now on my list , it should add a nutty taste to the pumpkin and spice and its much better obviously .

  31. These are very tasty muffins and will be making them again.

  32. Elva Roberts says:

    My husband and Son-in-law love pumpkin. I think they would love these muffins. I have saved the delicious recipe and will try it the next time I buy canned pumpkin. Thank you for this recipe.

  33. Calvin F. says:

    I bet these make the house smell good too. Pumpkin spice all the way.

  34. Kim Tanti says:

    Ok I am going to have to make these. I just realized I have a can of pumpkin in my cupboard. I got it for my dog when his belly was getting bad. Never got to give it to him. He was to sick and we had to put him down. I will be putting a hole in the center and putting some cream cheese icing in the center so it will seem more like a treat to them.

    • momvstheboys says:

      So sorry to hear about your dog, that must have been tough. The cream cheese sounds delicious!

      • Kim Tanti says:

        Thank You. I made them. I put a hole in the middle and put cream cheese in the middle and on top. SSOOOOO GOOOD. I had to send some home with my son and his wife. Thank You for the intro. to the recipe.

  35. Lynda Cook says:

    These sound so good, I love anything pumpkin!!

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