These supremely soft and moist muffins are packed with pumpkin and spice flavor, and topped with a crunchy sugar coating.

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins (video)

  • Author: Little Sweet Baker
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12


These supremely soft and moist muffins have a bold pumpkin and spice flavor, and are topped with a crunchy sweet sugar coating.


  • 1&3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5g) baking soda
  • 2 tsp (4g) pumpkin spice (or 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp cloves, 1/2 tsp nutmeg)
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5g) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) melted unsalted butter
  • 1&1/4 cups (250g) granulated sugar
  • 1&1/2 cups (367g) pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60g) regular or Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp (12g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (1g) cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 425F and line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the flour, baking soda, pumpkin spice and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir the butter and sugar together. Then add the pumpkin puree, eggs, yogurt and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the wet to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Divide batter into the 12 muffins cups.
  5. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the top. Bake for 5 minutes at 425F, then reduce the temp to 350F and bake for another 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  • Category: breakfast, snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pumpkin muffin recipe, pumpkin spice muffins, cinnamon sugar pumpkin muffins