Wholesome pumpkin-oatmeal muffins

Prep 20 min
Plus Standing Time: 5 minutes, Baking Time: 20 minutes
Makes 12 muffins



1/2 cup
coarsely chopped almonds, or pecans
2 tbsp
1/2 cup
398-mL can
pumpkin purée, not pie filling
1/4 cup
butter, melted
1 tsp
2 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1 cup
rolled oats, large flake or quick (not instant)
1/2 cup
1 1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 cup
dried raisins or cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C). In a small bowl, stir almonds with 2 tablespoons (30 mL) brown sugar. Set aside. Lightly oil 12 muffin cups or use paper liners. In a medium-size bowl, whisk egg with milk. Whisk in pumpkin, butter and vanilla until evenly blended. In a large bowl, using a fork, stir flour with oats, 1/2 cup (125 mL) brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and nutmeg. Scrape in pumpkin mixture, then stir just until combined. Fold in raisins or cranberries, if using.
  • Immediately spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling almost to the top. Evenly sprinkle almond mixture over batter. Bake in centre of 375F (190C) oven until muffins are golden and crusty on top and a cake tester inserted into centre of muffin comes out clean, from 20 to 25 minutes. Let stand in pan 5 minutes before turning muffins onto a cooling rack. Muffins are best served warm. Any leftovers will keep well in a plastic bag or airtight container at room temperature up to 2 days or in the freezer up to 1 month.


Calories 246, Protein 5.9 g, Carbohydrates 38.5 g, Fat 8.2 g, Fibre 2.6 g, Sodium 360 mg.

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