Pumpkin Maple Cheddar Muffins

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves 12

One bite of these pumpkin maple cheddar muffins and you'll be hooked!

Courtesy of Alison Kent

25 Ratings
Directions for: Pumpkin Maple Cheddar Muffins


1 ½ cup (375 mL) all-purpose flour

1 ½ tsp (7 mL) baking powder

1 tsp (5 mL) each cinnamon and ground ginger

½ tsp (2 mL) each salt and baking soda

¼ tsp (1 mL) each ground nutmeg and ground cloves

1 ¼ cup (300 mL) pumpkin purée

⅓ cup (75 mL) each maple syrup and vegetable oil

⅓ cup (75 mL) packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 cup (250 mL) Black Diamond Old Cheddar Cheese (about 4 oz/125 g)

½ cup (125 mL) pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) or chopped walnuts


1. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk pumpkin, syrup, oil, sugar and eggs; pour over dry ingredients. Add cheese and all but 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the pepitas; stir just until combined.

3. Spoon into prepared cups; sprinkle with remaining pepitas. Bake in preheated 375°F (190°C) oven until tops spring back when touched and a cake tester inserted into centre of one comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool.

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