Wholesome pumpkin-oatmeal muffins



20 min


12 muffins

* PLUS Standing Time: 5 minutes, Baking Time: 20 minutes
Wholesome pumpkin-oatmeal muffins

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Mildly spiced pumpkin muffins, still warm from the oven, with a mug of coffee are a true autumn-morning treat. Made with hearty oats and tangy dried cranberries or plump raisins, they’re more tender and moist than most breakfast muffins.


  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds , or pecans
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 398-mL can pumpkin purée , not pie filling
  • 1/4 cup butter , melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats , large flake or quick (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 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.

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Nutrition (per serving)

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