Listen closely, friends, because I'm about to teach you my personal family recipe for delicious, moist, flavorful Pumpkin Muffins. I could honestly eat ten of these things in one day - and that's if there's someone around to cut me off! These honestly work perfectly for both office parties and family gatherings alike. Bringing these as a treat for your coworkers wins you some serious points.

Every time I taste one of these muffins, it takes me back to the good old days of my childhood, when my sister would make a batch specially for me on Thanksgiving until my niece found out how delicious they were and started stealing from my stash.

The great thing is that these can be modified to include raisins or walnuts, or even both, depending on your taste. Let's learn how!


This recipe makes two loaves or thirty-six muffins, so have multiple muffin pans ready. Also requires an electric mixer

  • 3&1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1&1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1&3/4 cups solid pack pumpkin (I recommend Libby's)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 grade A large eggs
  • Optional: 1 cup raisins
  • Optional: 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray all pans with nonstick cooking spray, or if you want to use paper muffin cups for convenience, line your muffin pans with them.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. You may find a whisk most suitable for this. Afterwards, set this bowl aside.
  • Use an electric mixer to combine the solid pack pumpkin, vegetable oil, sugar, and eggs. Mix these well until thoroughly blended.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Optional: mix in walnuts or raisins if applicable.
  • Share batter between prepared pans. If making muffins, it may be most convenient to scoop with a one-fourth measuring cup.
  • Bake muffins for twenty-two minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • For making loaves, bake for fifty to fifty-five minutes.


Now you get to taste-test your new favorite treat. As always, let cool before biting down, but it's best to eat them when they're still slightly warm. You can either share this with your family, your friends, or just chow down on your own. As always, there's no shame in treating yourself around the holidays! Calories don't count on Thanksgiving or Christmas. Now, remember, this is my family recipe, so don't tell my grandma I'm letting you in on the secret! Go nuts and happy holidays.