So just to clarify, by BEST EVER, I mean best that I have ever tasted. I know it’s pretty presumptuous of me to title any recipe of mine BEST EVER, and I’m sorry if you make a really good pumpkin muffin as well.
I’m not saying yours isn’t the best, but I can’t really know because I’ve never tasted yours, okay? Don’t want to step on any toes here, I just want you to know how amazing these muffins really are!
I’m pretty careful about adding that BEST EVER on to any of my recipe titles because I want to save it for when something really deserves it. I get so many comments from LLK friends who’ve made them saying they totally agree with my BEST EVER claim too!
I had originally intended to come up with some sort of glaze or frosting to go on these muffins, but when I saw how pretty they looked all on their own, and then tasted their perfection, I knew I had to leave them alone. No frosting, no glaze, no drizzle, and not even a dusting of powdered sugar.
I love how puffy their muffin tops are, and if you’ve never baked with coconut oil, you won’t believe what it does for the texture of a muffin. And don’t worry if you don’t like the flavor of coconut – pinky promise, you’d never ever know. They are anything but dry, and perfectly sweet with a little bit of spice.
I’ve made a few batches of these over the last month, and I’m pretty sure Little Boy #3 has eaten his weight in pumpkin. It’s a vegetable right? Breakfast, lunchbox treat, after school snack… Best Ever Pumpkins for everyone!
Your whole house will smell amazing as these bake away in your oven, and I guarantee they’ll be a huge hit with whoever you choose to share them with. Welcome Fall!
You can also make a mini version of these with a cheese cake filing. Take a peek and see how easy they are to make!
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- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and place 12 paper liners into each well of your standard size muffin baking pan.
- Measure out the flour, sugars, baking soda, salt and spices in a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
- In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together. Do not over mix, just stir until everything is incorporated into the batter.
- It is helpful to use a large scoop (like an ice cream scoop) to evenly distribute the batter into each well. They will be nearly full. This will help give your muffins a nice puffy dome.
- Bake your muffins for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
If your coconut oil is solid, warm it up a bit so that it is in liquid form.