Halloween Muffins with Pumpkin and Pecans

Pumpkin Muffin

This fab pumpkin muffin recipe is perfect for autumn. Use the same amount of cooked, mashed sweet potato or butternut squash if you’d like to experiment!

In this picture, I have used a pumpkin shaped tray I used, the silicon one, and it allows a lovely pumpkin shaped muffin to be created which the children love!

These muffins are a firm family favourite, and certainly a far better alternative to sweets on a daily basis. My kids eat them at least twice a week, but I have to hide the rest – or they all get eaten at one go!

If you have little ones or are weaning a baby, this is a great  finger food too.


  • 1 egg
  • 175ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 100g cooked and mashed pumpkin
  • 55ml olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 220g plain flour
  • 75g sugar
  • 75g chopped pecans
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch ground cloves
  • dash grated nutmeg


Pre heat the oven to 180 deg C.

Mix all the ingredients into a  bowl and make sure they are well mixed.

Take a silicon muffin tray ( or a metal one pre-layered with muffin cups), and fill each muffin cup with the mixture to fill at least half the cup.

Once theoven has pre-heated, put the muffin tray into the oven for 20 mins, or untill cooked through.

For a fan assisted oven, it may be about 15 – 18 minutes. Test the muffins by poking the center with a toothpick, and when it comes out, it must not have any sticky residue on it.

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