Simple Pumpkin Muffins with Pecans

Simple pumpkin muffins are loaded with healthy oils and crunchy pecans. These are perfect for a weekend treat and faster to make than driving to Starbucks.

To recipe
Crunchy pecans and a crumb topping make these pumpkin muffins irresistible
Recipe insights & TIPS

I learned a few things when I was making these pumpkin muffins. I realized it's okay if all you have are jumbo muffin pan liners, with a little origami you can still use them for regular sized muffins. I also learned that when you don't have any sunflower oil, you can easily switch to another oil and things will still work out.

Crunchy pecans and a crumb topping make these pumpkin muffins irresistible

This especially holds true for baking, though I'd be more careful for high heat recipes. But luckily for me being a Pompeian Pantry Insider (#PantryInsiders) I had a bottle of Pompeian OlivExtrapremium blended oil. It's a mediterranean blend of canola, extra virgin and grapeseed oils and perfect for baking! Having the grapeseed in the combination is also great for high heat cooking such as stir-fry's and roasting, but without having the kitchen fullof blue smoke and the hood fan screaming louder than an F-16 jet engine. Been there done that, but haven't we all?I know you might be thinking, OMG not another recipe for pumpkin muffins but wait, I can justify this. They're ridiculously easy to make meaning you can have fresh baked muffins on the table in about 35 minutes, depending on how fast (or slow) you like to move when you get out of bed. I like to eat mine warm, cut in half and smeared with butter. It's also a given there should be some coffee within arms length too.

Fresh baked pumpkin spice muffins with a crumble topping

Pompeian OlivExtra delivers a boom boom pow of three different nutritions. The extra virgin oil is packed with monounsaturated fats while the grapeseed and canola oils are throwing some important omega 6 and 3 at you! Man, this blended oil sounds tough but not so tough that it can't lighten up some fragile salad leaves or be a garnish drizzle on top of a bowl of creamy mushroom soup. I always like to try a teaspoon of my olive oil, this one was on the grassy side with a tiny finish of lemon. OlivExtra is a great cooking oil to have in your pantry, you can use it for a wide range of recipes and it won't let you down.

Easy breakfast pumpkin muffins

As a Pompeian Pantry insider I was compensated for this post. But remember, all ideas and thoughts are always my own!

A white, fluffy chef's hat with an orange band, logo of Foodness Gracious.


Crunchy pecans and a crumb topping make these pumpkin muffins irresistible

25 minutes
Total TIME:
30 minutes
5 minutes


For The Topping

  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon all purpose flour

For The Muffins

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Pompeian OlivExtra Mediterranean blended Oil
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Ingredient Swaps


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with 9 muffin papers.
  2. In a bowl, add the topping ingredients and crumble together with your fingers. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, spices, pecans and brown sugar and mix.
  4. Combine the eggs, milk, pumpkin and honey and whisk until well mixed.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon just until it comes together.
  6. Divide the batter evenly into the prepared muffin papers, until it's about level with the top.
  7. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes and golden brown on top.
  8. Serve warm.
A white, fluffy chef's hat with an orange band, logo of Foodness Gracious.

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @foodnessgracious on Instagram and hashtag it #foodnessgracious so we can see all the deliciousness!