Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mini Pumpkin Muffins

It’s September!  You know what that means, don’t you?  It means that it’s time to break out the yummy fall recipes that include things such as: pumpkin, apple cinnamon, cranberries and soups.  After all, Starbucks has started serving their Pumpkin Spice Latte already, so if Starbucks says it’s time…then it’s time!

Well, I LOVE pumpkin stuff!  When I found this recipe for Mini Pumpkin Muffins, I knew I had to make them…plus, they were so cute and pretty healthy.  I found this recipe through my emails from Very Best Baking.  In addition to recipes from Nestles, they have a bunch of recipes from Libby’s.  Perfect!  Chocolate and pumpkin recipes all in one place! 

These mini muffins are delicious!  They are pumpkiny with a crunchy topping of granola.  Plus, 3 of these little muffins only has about 100 calories.  So, they are a great and nutritious snack or addition to breakfast.  My only complaint is that mini muffins are so small!  Seriously, I could pop like 3 into my mouth at once and could easily eat about 10. :-)  Anyway, when I made this recipe I cut it in half, because 60 mini muffins is A LOT, used whole wheat flour and topped it with my homemade peanut butter and banana granola.  These mini pumpkin muffins are so easy to make and are the perfect start to fall.



So tiny!



"3 for 100" Mini Pumpkin Muffins, by Libby’s


  • 1 cup whole-wheat or all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups lowfat granola cereal, crumbled


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Paper-line or grease mini-muffin pans.
  2. COMBINE flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar and oil in medium mixer bowl until blended. Add pumpkin and eggs; beat well. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full. Sprinkle each with about a 1/2 teaspoon of crumbled granola. Press granola lightly into batter.
  3. BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store muffins in covered containers or resealable plastic bags.
  4. Makes 20 servings, 3 muffins each


  1. I am so happy to see Pumpkin! One of my all-time faves! What yummy little treats these are! So easy to pop in your mouth.

  2. I love pumpkin muffins - yours are so cute and tiny.

  3. Pumpkin muffins are fantastic, and I love the mini muffins! Somehow, mini makes everything better (see also travel size products and tapas).

  4. There is something about autumn that makes my brain go MUFFINS and PUMPKIN, for sure.
    Your muffins are exceptionally tiny and adorable. Like a natural, healthy version of those frightening looking mini-Hostess's.

  5. Oh these are so adorable. Love them. Fall is on the way.

  6. I love fall flavours too, yay for pumpkin season!

  7. I picked up some pumpkin at the store yesterday, and have been wanting to make muffins with it :)
    These look great!

  8. Mmm these look awesome! I'm so excited for fall and pumpkins!! That peanut butter and banana granola sounds really good too... is the recipe on your blog? I didn't find it anywhere.

  9. These are my fave! I'm so glad you typed out the recipe. I had this one, used it, loved it, lost it and now it's off the verybestbakingsite. Thanks so much. I added myself as a follower. :)

  10. These look awesome (and not so unhealthy, either!) I'll bake a batch for our trip to NH; I bet the kids will love 'em!

  11. I love them!! I added some chocolate chips in w/o the granola though because my little girl just loves chocolate chip pumpkin muffins. By far these were the best muffins I've ever tasted!


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