Honey Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

Honey Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

Honey Pumpkin Pecan Muffins are a new fall time snack I never knew I needed. My favorite time to cook these are during dinner when I can pop them in the oven for an after dinner dessert. Anything left over will get put away in a ziplock and make an excellent, quick grab, breakfast. While Danny prefers his plain, I like adding my Pumpkin Pie Honey Butter to it. 

*This recipe makes 12 muffins*

What you will need:

  • standing or hand mixer
  • medium bowl (for mixing dry ingredients)
  • 12 slot muffin/cupcake pan
  • muffin/cupcake liners
  • ice cream scoop (optional)


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clover
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup salted butter (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup local honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 (15 oz) canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add all your dry ingredients excluding the chopped pecans. Mix well.

  • In your mixer, add in softened butter. Mix until butter has become a creamy appearance. 
  • Once the butter is creamy, add in your honey, pumpkin, and egg. Mix well.

  • Next, add dry ingredients to your mixer slowly. I will get a measuring cup and will scoop 1/2 cup in at a time allowing the dry ingredients to incorporate well.
  • The last step in mixing is adding in the chopped pecans.
  • Line your muffin pan with liners; using an ice cream scoop, insert one scoop of your mix into each liner.

  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center removes clean. Be careful not to over bake and drying out the muffin.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Serve warm or cold and with or without a spread of honey butter or cream cheese icing. 

This recipe may seem hard but it will leave you feeling accomplished and fulfilled. Aside from the many ingredients, it is pretty simple and easy to follow. Since fall time has begun in our house I have made this several times with them barely lasting to the next morning. 

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