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Easy Praline Pumpkin Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

These one-bowl, easy Praline Pumpkin Muffins are moist and bursting with delicious flavor. The crunchy pecan praline topping takes them right over the top!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pumpkin muffins, pecan pumpkin muffins, pumpkin muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 332 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
For the praline pecan topping:
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
  • teaspoon kosher salt
For the muffins:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • cup sunflower oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
For the optional maple glaze:
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
For the praline pecan topping:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl and stir well to coat the pecans.

  2. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Spray 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Place eggs in a medium-large bowl and whisk well.
  4. Add pumpkin, whisk together until smooth then add oil, sugars and vanilla and mix well again.
  5. Sprinkle flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt evenly over the top of the pumpkin mixture. Mix just until all flour has disappeared.
  6. Divide batter evenly between the 12 muffins cups. You will fill them almost to the top. Scatter one tablespoon of the praline topping evenly over each batter-filled cup.

  7. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until nicely domed and a toothpick inserted in comes out clean.

  8. Cool for 15 minutes, then slide out of the pan and transfer to a cooling rack. When muffins are cool, drizzle with the maple glaze if desired.

For the optional maple glaze:
  1. Combine powdered sugar, maple syrup and 1 tablespoon milk in a medium size bowl. Stir until smooth. If too thick add a little more milk. Drizzle over muffins.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for more detailed instructions and tips.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Praline Pumpkin Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 232mg10%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 4826IU97%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.