Maple and Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe

I have a confession to make… I don’t love PSL. There, I said it. LOL

Still, I do love to try a sampling of pumpkin-inspired treats throughout the fall season. Every year, I try various pumpkin recipes, and every year, there are a few winners and a few losers. But this year, I took a tried and true blueberry muffin recipe that my family adores, and converted it into a maple and pumpkin spice muffin recipe.

I won’t bore you with any other details and will get straight to the recipe. Just be sure to let me know if you try it and what you think of it!

Maple and Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 17-22 minutes

Total Time: 27-32 minutes

Servings: 12 regular size muffins

Adapted from Kristin Marr’s Homemade Maple-Sweetened Blueberry Muffins at Live Simply


8 tablespoons melted butter

1/2 cup of canned pumpkin purée (NOT pumpkin pie filling)

1/2 cup of maple syrup

2 eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 3/4 cups of flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking salt

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Additional turbinado sugar and pumpkin pie spice for sprinkling on top of the muffins (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375* F
  2. Mix together wet ingredients (melted butter, pumpkin purée, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla.)
  3. Mix together dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice.)
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until they are well incorporated.
  5. Grease a standard 12 cup muffin tin or line it with cupcake liners.
  6. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, scoop the batter into each of the muffin tin cups.
  7. Optional – sprinkle the top of the muffin batter with sugar and more pumpkin pie spice.
  8. Bake the muffins for 17-22 minutes. The bake is done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Enjoy!

If you loved this recipe – be sure to check out Kristin’s original Homemade Maple-Sweetened Blueberry Muffin recipe! We use it year round and love it. In my personal opinion, it is a fantastic base recipe to use and further customize for yourself. I also love how her entire site champions the use of real, whole foods – a huge priority in our day and age!

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