Pumpkin Graham Muffins ~ #MuffinMonday

by Kate on September 3, 2012

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With autumn right around the corner, there will be a pumpkin explosion all over the food community. Truth be told, I am just so excited for it that I can barely contain myself! Fall is my favorite season and along with that comes some of my most loved flavors. Pumpkin, apple, warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice start appearing everywhere. I have trouble not making everything I lay my eyes on. Although it’s only Labor Day, this does kind of signify the end of the summer season so when I received the recipe for this week’s Muffin Monday assignment I immediately wanted to add pumpkin to it. I told you I can’t wait!

These muffins immediately remind me of pumpkin pie with a graham cracker crust. It’s pumpkin pie muffinized! Pumpkin kissed with a little cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg, heavenly! As always, they come together in a flash so if you want a little pre-autumn snack these are just for you.



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Pumpkin Graham Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Pumpkin Graham Muffins

Pumpkin graham muffins with the warmth of autumn spices and a cinnamon graham topping.


    For Muffins
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • dash of cloves
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Topping
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a muffin tin with 12 liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, kosher salt, sugar, crushed graham crackers and spices.
  3. In another medium bowl, combine the buttermilk, pumpkin, oil,egg and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
  5. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full.
  6. In a small bowl stir together all the topping ingredients.
  7. Sprinkle over the top of each muffins.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-22 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  10. Enjoy!


Adapted from Dwell On Joy


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Baker Street September 3, 2012 at 9:02 am

Pumpkin kissed sounds just perfect! I can’t wait to bake with pumpkin too. A couple of your muffins would make for the perfect to-go breakfast! 🙂


Kate September 3, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Thanks An! Glad you like them and even though it’s still warm, I’m SO ready for the flavors of autumn 🙂


Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors September 3, 2012 at 10:41 am

I can’t wait for pumpkin muffin season! I love this graham variation on the traditional pumpkin flavors, and I never pass up a crumble topping! I am definitely making these when October rolls around!


Kate September 3, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Thanks Jenna! I’m so glad you like them. The graham and pumpkin together was so good! Hope you like them 🙂


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious September 3, 2012 at 11:14 am

I love your adaptation for this week’s muffin! I cannot be more excited with adding bacon to almos anything I bake nowadays. Can’t wait to try this pumpkin pie muffin goodness!


Kate September 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Thanks Chung-Ah! Hope you like them! And really, bacon is truly the world’s most perfect food 😉 Can’t wait to go check out yours this week.


ang paris September 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm

these look really tasty! pinning for later 🙂


Kate September 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Thanks!! Hope you enjoy them! I know they were a hit in my house… gone in 1 day!


Barbara | Creative Culinary September 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I can see I am losing the fight over trying to hang on to summer huh? I love all things pumpkin though so it will soften the blow a bit. Add a streusel topping and I’ll crumble completely. 🙂


Kate September 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Aww, thanks Barb 😉 Glad you like these muffins. I knew autumn isn’t here just yet but as soon as I saw the original recipe, they just called to me and said “We’ll be perfection with pumpkin.” There was no other way to go.


Stacy September 4, 2012 at 3:50 am

Pumpkin pie in a muffin! What a great idea! Bet it smelled like autumn in your house while these baked. 🙂


Kate September 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm

It did smell like autumn! So glad you like them.


Anna @ hiddenponies September 5, 2012 at 2:15 am

Ooh, why have I never put graham crumbs in muffins?? Brilliant! These sound absolutely perfect to me.


Kate September 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Thanks Anna! The graham crackers were so good in these muffins. Something different. And the variations from other Muffin Monday people were awesome too! Smores muffins, cheesecake muffins, strawberry cheesecake muffins… all with graham crackers as the starting point. I want to make them all!


Lisa September 6, 2012 at 4:17 am

I want these for breakfast AND dessert…or any time of the day! I love that you added graham cracker crumbs to the batter and topping. What a great muffin to start the Fall! Love the crunch topping!


Kate September 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Thanks Lisa! That topping really made the muffin. SO good!


ChristineM September 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm

little late getting here but man oh man, I am sharing this recipe and telling everyone about foodbabbles!!!! what a great site Kate, thank you so much for the recipes….can’t wait for more Autumn stuff!


Kate September 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Thanks so much, Christine!! I am so glad you like this recipe and will be shouting it from the rooftops 😉 I really appreciate your support and comments!


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