Whole Wheat Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

whole wheat pumpkin muffins recipe

I am on the couch this week recovering from a pretty maj surgery. (I’m fine, promise.) I really am surprised at how hard it is to lay around and not do anything. It sounded amazing when my doctors told me that I would have to really take it easy for a few weeks. I filled up my DVR, waited to watch some movies for when I knew I would have some time to kill, and it was great. For 2 days. Now I want just want to get in the kitchen and cook and bake. I have a new appreciation for women that go on bedrest for months at a time. 

I am always on the lookout for treats for the kids that are semi-healthy and easy to make. These Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Muffins fit the bill. I like to make a batch for the lunchbox, after school snacks, and a quick and easy breakfast. This recipe was featured in the latest issue of Chic Magazine. If you are a photography, or even interested in photography, you need to get your hands on this magazine. I love it and look forward to every issue.

Sometimes I add ½ cup mini chocolate chips to the batter, or add chopped pecans. You can customize these as you like. I love to use coarse white sanding sugar and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon for the tops of my muffins. They give a nice crunch and make these just like the ones you would buy from the bakery.

Whole Wheat Spiced Pumpkin Muffins //

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅔ cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • Topping:
  • 2 Tablespoons sanding sugar (or regular sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup pepitas

whole wheat pumpkin muffins recipe

Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 muffin tins with paper liners.

In a medium bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, spices, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Set aside.

In another bowl, whisk together water, oil, eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir until just combined, being careful to not overmix. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.

In a small bowl, mix together sanding sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar and pepitas over batter.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

whole wheat pumpkin muffin recipe

Whole Wheat Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

Whole Wheat Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

Whole Wheat Spiced Pumpkin Muffins - A little healthier pumpkin muffin with crunch from pepitas and sanding sugar.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅔ cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree

Topping:

  • 2 Tablespoons sanding sugar (or regular sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup pepitas

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, spices, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together water, oil, eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir until just combined, being careful to not overmix.
  5. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together sanding sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar and pepitas over batter.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g

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9 Comments

  • Love the fact that this is whole wheat Bree! The warmth from cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice sounds divine!

    Reply
    • They don’t taste like they are good for you, they just taste delicious. 🙂

      Reply
  • These muffins look so yummy!! Love that they’re whole wheat!

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  • I was just fantasizing about having a week or two to do absolutely nothing. Not all it’s cracked up to be?
    I hope you are feeling ok! Love these photos and muffins!

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    • It was great for 2 days. I really felt terrible and it was nice. But once I started to feel better, it was hard to sit still. I did catch up on my blog stuff though which was nice.

      Reply

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