Pumpkin Muffin Bites

Whether you are a pumpkin fan or not, you need to try these Pumpkin Muffin Bites. The combination of moist pumpkin spice muffin, topped with a thick and creamy, cream cheese frosting, can turn any bad day into a good one. This is the ultimate and best fall dessert, that you have to try. I make these on Thanksgiving too, for all those crazy people that don't like pie.

There is something about “mini” food that makes me feel not so guilty about eating it.

However, since I don’t feel as much guilt, I usually eat about 3 times the amount that I would if they were regular size.

For example: fun-size candy bars. I can eat a whole bag of those like it’s nothing. I think that it’s all a mind game.

This recipe is so easy to make. If you are ever in need of a fast dessert, this is your new go to.

how to make pumpkin muffin bites

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Spray mini-muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil on medium speed. Add eggs one at a time and add pumpkin until well combined.

Step 4: With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients and blend for 1 minute. Fill each muffin cup with 2 tsp of batter.

Step 5: Bake for 10-12 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in pumpkin bite comes out clean. Cool bites in pan for 8 minutes, turn onto wire rack to cool completely.

Step 6: Frost with cream cheese frosting. Here is how you  make it:

Step 7: Mix cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. I used a hand mixer for this step, but you could use a whisk. Add powdered sugar to butter mix and pour in milk to create desired consistency.

Step 8: Add in vanilla and beat frosting at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Step 9: Spread or pipe onto pumpkin muffins.

could i make these with a normal size muffin tin

You most definitely could make these into larger muffins. I personally like the bite size muffins because the muffin to cream cheese frosting ratio, is almost the same.

However, you could easily make these into muffins. The only thing you would need to change is the cooking time. I would cook these for about 20 minutes.

I would recommend doing the toothpick check if you are making the larger muffins.

These little mini muffins are packed full of yummy pumpkin flavor. My kids LOVE them and beg me to make “pumpkin cupcakes” all the time.
They are even delicious without the frosting on top (but the frosting is an amazing addition).

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Makes about 60-70 mini-muffins (you can throw half in the freezer and save for another day).

Serves: 36

Pumpkin Muffin Bites

20 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

32 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil (or 1 cup applesauce)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 2 cups flour
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray mini-muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil on medium speed. Add eggs one at a time and add pumpkin until well combined.
  4. With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients and blend for 1 minute. Fill each muffin cup with 2 tsp of batter. Bake for 10-12 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in pumpkin bite comes out clean. Cool bites in pan for 8 minutes, turn onto wire rack to cool completely. Frost with cream cheese frosting.
  5. Mix cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar to butter mix and pour in milk to create desired consistency. Add in vanilla and beat frosting at medium speed until light and fluffy. Spread or pipe onto pumpkin muffins.
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14 Responses to “Pumpkin Muffin Bites”

  1. Oh my goodness. SO so good! You can't eat just one. I'm going to give to my 1 year old daughter tomorrow, I hope she likes them as much as I do. Everyone that tried one said they loved it and it tastes just like pumpkin pie. I'll be making these again!
    • You could make them into regular size muffins. As far as the cooking time you will need to watch them closely. It will take longer than the mini muffins. You may want to insert a toothpick and cook until it comes out clean. Probably around 15 to 20 minutes. Just watch closely.

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