Pumpkin-Seed Muffins

Pumpkin-Seed Muffins
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

Celebrate fall with a batch of these nutritious, flavorful Pumpkin-Seed Muffins.


  • ½ cup raw green pumpkin seeds

  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree

  • 6 tablespoons melted butter

  • 2 large eggs

  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread seeds in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until puffed and browned, about 10 minutes. Set aside. Raise oven heat to 375 degrees.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, allspice, and salt. Reserve 3 tablespoons seeds for topping; mix remaining seeds into flour mixture. In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, pumpkin puree, butter, and eggs. Add to dry ingredients; mix until just incorporated.

  3. Spray a 12-cup (each 2 1/2 inches wide) standard muffin tin with cooking spray. Divide batter among cups; sprinkle with reserved seeds. Bake until muffins are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in center of one comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a rack; let cool 5 minutes before lifting out of the pan.

Cook's Notes

These muffins get their color, flavor, and soft texture from canned pumpkin. Leftover puree can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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