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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.

  • 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

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Whole Wheat Spiced Pumpkin Muffins


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.

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  1. Marie

    November 6th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    These look good! How many muffins does the recipe make?

  2. bakedbree

    November 7th, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I think 24.

  3. Millie l Add A Little

    November 7th, 2014 at 1:48 am

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

  4. bakedbree

    November 7th, 2014 at 9:29 am

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

  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    November 7th, 2014 at 3:58 am

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

  6. bakedbree

    November 7th, 2014 at 9:28 am

    You would never know either!

  7. Kristen

    November 7th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    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!

  8. bakedbree

    November 9th, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    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.

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