Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins

Definitely the BEST pumpkin muffins around! These Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins are so moist and full of cinnamon, sugar, and pumpkin. Top them with this delicious buttercream spread made of cream cheese, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon for a real treat packed with fall flavors!

Easy Pumpkin Muffins

Best Pumpkin Muffins

I already warned you that Pumpkin Season has started here on Lil’ Luna, and I hope you guys are okay with that. I figure you can never get enough pumpkin. Right?! 😉 Now that September is officially here, I feel like the holidays are almost here. That may sound crazy to you, but this month seems to fly with the start of school and the start of fall sports. Don’t you think?? I also think it will fly by even quicker for me since I’ll be welcoming baby #5 next month (6 weeks to be exact), and I’m not sure if I’m ready for that just yet. 😉

With that in mind, I’ve been working my tush off to get tons of great fall recipes and projects ready for you guys so that when baby comes I can take some time off and enjoy all the baby love I can get! This next recipe is another one of those “fall recipes” that are perfect for to enjoy this time of year. They are Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins that are so simple to make but seriously so stinking delicious. You can have them for breakfast but they’re so good you may think they’re dessert. The Cinnamon Sugar Streusel top is the bomb.com, and I think you’ll love these. 😉

How to make Pumpkin Muffins:

There are three parts to these amazing pumpkin muffins:

  1. The muffin
  2. The cinnamon sugar topping
  3. The DELICIOUS cinnamon cream cheese spread

To start, line a muffin time with baking cups and set aside. If you’re going to use the buttercream spread, start by making that, so it has time to refrigerate while you make the muffins. Beat together all the ingredients required for the spread until creamy. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Begin making the muffins by combining the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt) in a bowl, then set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix pumpkin, melted butter, and eggs. Add the wet and dry mixtures together and mix until just combined. Spoon batter evenly to fill muffin cups. Bake for 22-23 minutes at 400°. While the muffins are baking, make the cinnamon sugar topping by simply combining the cinnamon and sugar. When the muffins come out of the oven, dip the tops of the warm muffins in melted butter and then in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. We like them best served warm with the cream cheese spread!

Easy Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

These Pumpkin Muffins are filled with fall flavors, and I think you’ll especially love the cinnamon butter cream cheese spread that goes with it. As mentioned, they can be made any time but are great for any get together or fall brunch too! This is definitely a great and simple fall treat to make and enjoy this year. 😉

For more fall treats, check out:

Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

These Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins are so moist and full of cinnamon, sugar, and pumpkin. Top them with this delicious buttercream spread made of cream cheese, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon for a real treat packed with fall flavors!

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 319 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Spread

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Muffins

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed cooked pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs

Topping

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter melted

Instructions

  1. Line muffin tin with baking cups, set aside.

  2. Prepare spread by combining all the ingredients. Beat until creamy. Cover and refrigerate until you're ready to serve.
  3. In a bowl, combine your flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix pumpkin, melted butter and eggs. Add both mixtures together until just combined.
  5. Spoon batter evenly to fill muffin cups. Bake at 400 for 22-23 minutes.
  6. In a bowl, combine ¼ cup sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Dip tops of warm muffins in melted butter and then in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Serve warm with cream cheese spread.

ENJOY!

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Oh my word! I cannot wait till pumpkins arrive in the UK markets to make this recipe. My mouth is watering! Thank you for sharing :))