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Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins RecipePhoto: Karry Hosford


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar


Preheat oven to 375°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through salt) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture.

Combine pumpkin and next 6 ingredients (pumpkin through egg white); add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon the batter into 18 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.

Combine 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and brown sugar; sprinkle over muffins.

Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove muffins from pans immediately; cool on a wire rack.


    These spicy pumpkin muffins are good for a quick breakfast on the run or to include in bag lunches. A combination of brown sugar and granulated sugar in the recipe creates a crunchy topping that contrasts with the moist, tender muffins.

  • Yield: 18 servings (serving size: 1 muffin)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:164
Calories from fat:19%
Fat per serving:3.5g
Saturated fat per serving:0.6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:0.8g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:1.9g
Protein per serving:3.5g
Carbohydrates per serving:29.7g
Fiber per serving:1g
Cholesterol per serving:12mg
Iron per serving:1.2mg
Sodium per serving:269mg
Calcium per serving:78mg

Good to Know

These tender muffins have a sugary crunch on top and make a perfect low-fat breakfast or snack. Replace up to half the white flour with whole wheat for extra fiber, and/or toss in 1/2 cup toasted, chopped pecans to add some heart-healthy fats.

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