Pumpkin Maple Walnut Muffins Recipe

by katerina on November 3, 2011

Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

In the last few years a new season has emerged for us to celebrate. The season of pumpkin. Similar to how November 1st is the day we are inundated with Christmas carols, now, right after labour day Starbucks announces their pumpkin latte and all edible goods from beer to yogourt are pumpkin flavoured.

Maple Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

This quick and easy pumpkin muffin recipe is a slight twist on the usual symphony of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. The addition of maple adds an extra warm dimension and a light sweetness. Light and fluffy, these muffins are perfect for a light breakfast and even better torn apart for a midnight snack.

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Pumpkin Maple Walnut Muffins Recipe

(12 muffins)

1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup plain yogourt
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a muffin cup tray and line with papers. Whisk together the flours, baking soda, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, salt and sugar. In a separate bowl gently beat the egg, then beat in the pumpkin, yogourt, milk, vanilla, syrup and oil. Fold the wet into the dry and then fold in the walnuts.

Scoop into a greased muffin tin and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a rack.


Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time:40 minutes
Calories(approximate per serving): 245



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Belinda @zomppa November 3, 2011 at 6:09 am

I like this new season – especially if they come with these.

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Priyanka November 3, 2011 at 9:15 am

Yummy recipe
Last weekend finally i got muffin trays. Have planned to give it a shot :)

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Sylvie November 7, 2011 at 10:28 am

The words pumpkin, maple and walnut all in one recipe title definitely get my attention!

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katerina November 29, 2011 at 10:53 am

Let me know if you try them!

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Cathy October 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Hi, just found your blog today looking for a “maple pumpkin” recipe… I tried them tonight and they were delicious… but I have to confess… After buying & roasting waaay too much butternut squash the other day I decided I wanted to bake with it rather than freeze all of it for meals — I’m the only one that will eat it in my house! But baked into these muffins in place of the pumpkin, they are a hit! I just haven’t told the kids they are made with squash instead of pumpkin.. ssshhhhhh…

Looking forward to trying more of your recipes! Thanks!

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katerina October 3, 2012 at 12:22 am

Awesome! Love the idea of using squash . Have you tried to sneak it into mac and cheese? That is my favoritttee!

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