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whole grain pumpkin gingerbread muffins // cait's plate

whole grain pumpkin gingerbread muffins

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 jumbo muffins 1x
  • Category: muffins


these whole grain pumpkin gingerbread muffins are tender and delicious! coming together in just 30 minutes, they’re full of holiday flavor making them a perfect addition this time of year!


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and spray a 6-cup jumbo muffin pan with nonstick spray or line with paper liners (*see notes)
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking soda, spices, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Whisk until combined.
  3. In a smaller mixing bowl bowl, add pumpkin puree, egg, vanilla, oil, sugars, molasses and milk.  Whisk until well combined.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients then using a rubber spatula, gently fold until just combined.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, add batter filling muffin cups about 3/4 full.  If using, top with streusel (pressing down to ensure it won’t all fall off when they bake!).   
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (a few wet crumbs are okay).
  7. Allow muffins to cool for several minutes in the muffin pan, then remove and finish cooling on a wire cooling rack.


  • Storage: Muffins will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or in the freezer for 2 months.
  • To make standard muffins: Coat a standard 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray or paper liners.  Fill cups 3/4 full then top with streusel (if using).  Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
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Keywords: muffins, breakfast, whole grain, holiday, gingerbread

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