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Pumpkin Walnut Muffins

Learn how to make the easiest and tastiest Pumpkin Walnut Muffins. This one is a big batch, dump & mix recipe, that uses an entire can of pumpkin.

Easy pumpkin walnut muffin recipe.
Pumpkin Walnut Muffins.

About this recipe

I love pretty much any dessert that involves pumpkin, so I thought that I would share with you all my super simple recipe for Pumpkin Walnut Muffins.

The best part about this recipe, at least to me, is that

It uses the entire big can of pumpkin!

Yep, no wasting 1/2 to 1 cup of pumpkin that so many recipes do.

Then that pumpkin just sits there in your fridge until it goes bad or you just toss it… at least that’s what always happens to me and I can’t be the only one that that happens to.

If you’re new to my recipes, you’ll find that I prefer to dump and mix because it takes little effort but you’re still cooking from scratch…( I know, I’m lazy as heck, but it is what it is).

This just happens to be one of those recipes so it shouldn’t take too long to make them.

I  will warn you and say that this makes a large batch of three dozen muffins, so be prepared for that.

Even though it makes that many, my piggy little family of 5 will scarf them all in one day if there’s nothing else around to snack on.

My youngest eats three in one sitting because she likes them so much.

Like I said before, you literally just dump and mix this recipe.

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How to make Pumpkin Muffins (photo tutorial):

(Please note that these are old pics, so please excuse some of them for sucking until I have time to re-shoot the pics for this post.)

Like I said before…you literally just dump all of your ingredients (minus the walnuts) into your mixing bowl…

So here is everything added to the mixer, minus the walnuts.

Then mix it up until well incorporated.

Next we add the Walnuts!

Then mix it again.

Let it sit for five to ten minutes when using flax meal, it makes them a little fluffier.

Now we either grease your cupcake tin or add liners and, using a standard ice cream scoop, fill them up.

Of course, I had to add another after shot to get you excited about making these again…here they are on the cooling rack.

Healthy pumpkin muffins

It’s so simple to make these

Recipe card found here

Now, as you’ve been waiting for… here is the recipe!

Pumpkin Walnut Muffins

Pumpkin Walnut Muffins

Yield: 3 Dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Learn how to make these easy Pumpkin Walnut Muffins. It’s a big batch, dump and mix recipe, that uses an entire can of pumpkin.


  • 4 C Flour (wheat is best)
  • 1/4 C Flax Meal (use flour instead if needed)
  • 3 C Sugar
  • 1 C Oil
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 (29 Oz Can) Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 C Water
  • 1 T Baking Powder
  • 2 t Baking Soda
  • 2 T Pumpkin Pie Spice (you can use a little less)
  • 2 t Salt
  • 2 C Walnuts (chopped)


How to make this easy pumpkin muffin recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, add all the ingredients but the Walnuts.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add the Walnuts, mix well.
  5. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes. It allows the flax meal time to gel up and get fluffier.
  6. Use a standard ice cream scoop and either grease your muffin tins first, or fill cupcake liners (reusable silicone liners work too).
  7. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cool for a few minutes after removing them from the oven and then pop them out onto a couple of cooling racks.


 Do not seal these muffins in a bag to save some for later. It traps in the moisture and they get all gooey. It's better to leave them uncovered and maybe just stick them in a covered display case, or cool oven for later.

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*Reposts: Please note that this idea/post was originally posted to this website on 09/11/2014, but it was in great need of a refresh so it now is more user friendly/shareable and it needed a free printable recipe card.

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