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20 Best Fall Muffins

If there was one thing that always gets me super jazzed about fall, it’s a batch of scrumptious fall muffins

There’s nothing quite like biting into a warm fall muffin right out of the oven.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Salted Caramel and Pecan Nuts
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Whether it’s a healthy sweet potato or decadent pumpkin muffin, I love them all. 

To celebrate the changing of seasons, I rounded up my favorite 20 fall muffins.

Grab your muffin pans because you’ll want to sink your teeth into these cozy pastries.

Our Favorite Fall Muffin Recipes

1. Apple Snickerdoodle Muffins

Treat the kids to a fun fall muffin with these sensational apple snickerdoodle muffins.

Like snickerdoodle cookies, they’re full of cinnamon and sugar. 

Cornbread Muffins

2. Jiffy Cornbread Muffins

When I’m in the mood for buttery baked goods, I whip up a box of Jiffy cornbread. But not just any cornbread, cornbread muffins.

This classic mix is so easy to make. Plus, the foolproof recipe means I get fluffy, moist muffins every time. 

This boxed recipe is incredibly versatile, so you can make them sweet or savory. Add in some jalapenos and shredded cheese or drizzle some honey on top. 

Any way you whip them up, these are best served warm.

Moist and Fluffy Applesauce Muffins

3. Applesauce Muffins

What makes these muffins so special is they’re bursting with rich apple flavor. 

To make them, you’ll infuse the batter with applesauce and toss in a heaping of fall spices. Walnuts are optional, but I love the added crunch. 

If you want even fluffier muffins, use room-temperature eggs and butter. Also, avoid the urge to over mix.

4. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

How do you make pumpkin muffins even better? You add chocolate! 

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Semi-sweet, milk, chocolate, or dark chocolate will all taste great in this recipe.

As for the pumpkin, you’ll want to use canned pumpkin puree and not canned pumpkin pie filling.

Pumpkin pie filling has additional spices and sweetener whereas pumpkin puree is only pumpkin. 

Speaking of spice, you’ll want to use a spice blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove to get the flavors just right. 

5. Apple and Carrot Superhero Muffins

These enticing muffins are reason enough to get out of bed on a chilly autumn morning. 

They’re full of wholesome ingredients that’ll get you ready for a big day. Plus, they’re super tasty.

Each tender muffin features hearty oats, grated carrots, green apples, and a touch of honey.

This recipe even uses almond flour to make these gluten-free.

6. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins

Attention pumpkin lovers, I’ve got your new favorite fall recipe and it comes with cream cheese!

You’ll use a whole can of pumpkin puree with a dash of pumpkin pie spice.

You’ll also add a luscious cream cheese mixture into the batter to make the perfect swirl.

The melted cream cheese turns these into a sweet decadent baked good that’s great for brunch and even better for dessert. 

Pumpkin Muffins

7. Starbucks Pumpkin Muffins

Starbucks makes the best pumpkin muffins, hands down. The trouble is the lines are always too long to wait.

That’s why I love this copycat recipe! These muffins taste like they came straight from the coffee chain. 

Plus, there’s no line. Unless you count the family waiting ever so eagerly for the baking timer to buzz.

8. Coffee Cake Muffins

This tried and true classic is always a hit when I serve it to guests. I love how the sugary crumble topping is the perfect match for the tender muffins.

For a richer muffin, you can drizzle on the sweet glaze. I find these to be sweet enough, so I usually leave it out. 

The only thing that would make these better is serving them with a hot cup of coffee.

9. Apple Spice Muffins With Caramel Glaze

You can never have too many fall apple muffin recipes! 

What sets this one apart is the elegant caramel glaze.

Well, that and the succulent bite-sized pieces of apple baked in perfectly spiced muffins.

I like to save this one for when I’m expecting company. They’re so fancy and flavorful, your guests will be amazed by your baking skills. 

10. Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Biting into these lavish cinnamon rolls will make you feel like a kid again. 

Each gooey muffin is rich in cinnamon sugar filling and a delightful cream cheese frosting.

While serving them warm is optional, with this recipe I think it’s a must.

Whip up a batch and you’re sure to put a heartwarming smile on everyone’s face. 

11. Healthy Sweet Potato Muffins

One of the things I love about fall is sweet potato muffins are back in season.

This recipe combines mashed sweet potato with oat flour, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon. You can even add in some nuts or chocolate chips if you like.  

I like these because they’re not too sweet, which is nice considering all the sugary pastries that get gobbled up during fall.

Plus, they’re rich in nutrients, so you won’t have to feel so guilty.

12. Spiced Oatmeal Muffins

Why eat a bowl of bland oatmeal when you can have these instead!

They have a wonderful blend of spices including cinnamon and nutmeg. Add in the brown sugar and you’ll have the perfect little oatmeal muffin cups.

I recommend freezing a batch and thawing them as you need for a quick grab-and-go breakfast. 

13. Fresh Fig Muffins

This is another phenomenal oat muffin recipe.

Each scrumptious muffin is topped with a slice of fresh fig and there’s even more figgy deliciousness inside. 

Crunchy on the top and pillowy on the inside, these fig muffins will satisfy your fruity autumn cravings.

14. Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

If you’ve got a hankering for chocolate, give this recipe a whirl. It’s brimming with so much chocolatey goodness you won’t even taste the zucchini. 

So why even bother with the squash? Zucchini keeps these muffins rich and moist without distracting from the chocolate flavor. 

Plus, it’s a great way to sneak in some extra veggies. 

Banana Muffins

15. Bisquick Banana Muffins

This recipe screams fall comfort. It takes about 20 minutes to make and tastes absolutely bananas!

Speaking of bananas, to get the most banana flavor, use ripe bananas. Green bananas won’t have the same effect.

Pancake Muffins with Chocolate Candies

16. Pancake Mix Muffins

Can’t decide between sweet or savory muffins? Have them both with this recipe.

With pancake mix as the base, the options are endless. 

Make these savory with some bacon and cheddar cheese. Or, opt for sweet toppings and pile on the maple syrup and macerated strawberries.

17. Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

This take on a childhood classic is brilliant! Each muffin is oozing with creamy peanut butter and strawberry jam.

To top that off, some applesauce and apple cider are thrown into the mix. The result is a not-too-sweet nostalgic treat that kids and adults will enjoy.

18. Chai Spiced Glazed Donut Muffins

This is one of my favorite fall recipes to pair with a drip coffee.

The spiciness from the chai complements the sweetness of the donut batter for a splendid treat.

With this recipe, you don’t have to decide between donuts, muffins, or chai drinks because you get them all in one. 

19. Cranberry Orange Muffins

If you’re looking to try a new brunch recipe, make a baker’s dozen of these. 

Cranberries and orange juice add a burst of flavor. Meanwhile, the orange glaze is like the icing on the cake!

Fresh and fruity, all your friends will gobble up every last crumb of these addicting muffins.

20. Bakery Style Gingerbread Muffins

Get ready, because gingerbread season has begun! And what better way to indulge than with a glorious muffin recipe.

This recipe is rich in sweet and spiced flavors, including dark molasses, vanilla, clove, and ginger spice.

I like to pair these with some hot chocolate for a cozy treat.

20 Best Fall Muffins (+ Recipe Collection)

Savor the flavors of the season with these fall muffins! From sweet potato to pumpkin to applesauce, these muffins are the perfect treats.


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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