Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins

Oatmeal pumpkin muffins recipe

The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 12 Servings

These oatmeal pumpkin muffins (courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council) would make a great breakfast or snack for Thanksgiving, Halloween or any fall morning. Adding sunflower seeds means there's a bit of protein in these muffins too, making them perfect for vegetarians. Try them with soy milk and an egg replacer for a reduced-fat and vegan version.

Ingredients

  • For the Muffins:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 tablespoon margarine (melted)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 425 F.

    Ingredients for oatmeal pumpkin muffins
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  2. Prepare a muffin pan for 12 muffins with liners.

    Prepare a muffin pan
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  3. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and baking soda. Mix well.

    Flour
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  4. In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, egg, milk and oil.

    Combine pumpkin puree, egg, milk
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  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir only until everything is combined.

    Add wet ingredients
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  6. Stir in the oats and sunflower seeds.

    Stir in oats
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  7. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full with batter.

    Fill with batter
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  8. You can top these pumpkin muffins with an optional sweet topping. To prepare the topping, combine the topping ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over the muffins before baking.

    Top pumpkin muffins
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  9. Bake 18 to 20 minutes.

    Bake
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  10. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve and enjoy
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