Pumpkin Spice Muffins – these donuts take like Dunkin Donuts pumpkin spice muffins.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins taste like Dunkin Donuts pumpkin spice seasonal muffin. Pumpkin Spice Muffins are moist and delicate in texture and stay fresh for days.

Pumpkin spice muffins on a platter.

These pumpkin spice muffins are a favorite for the fall. So easy to make, these flavorful pumpkin spiced donuts are perfect for pumpkin spice lovers.

Ingredients in pumpkin spice muffins

This recipe is made with a box of spice cake mix, flour, eggs, pumpkin pie filling, and more. The canned pumpkin pie filling isn’t the same thing has pumpkin puree. Canned pumpkin pie filling is a pumpkin blend of pumpkin, seasonings, and more. So this is going to add a lot to the flavor of this recipe.

Pumpkin spice muffins on a serving platter.

Special notes about this recipe

Pumpkin is very dense, I find it helpful to make sure I beat this with a mixer for a full 2 minutes. This way air is whipped into the cake mix, and it helps make what could be super dense into something much lighter.

Potential Variations

You may want to omit the brown sugar on the top if you are trying to cut back on the sugar, it isn’t super necessary. I have sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top before. You may even want to top these with cream cheese frosting.

Pumpkin spice muffins on a serving platter.

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Pumpkin spice muffins on a platter.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

These pumpkin spice muffins taste just like Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Donuts.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Muffins, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Recipes
Servings: 24
Calories: 389kcal


  • 15.25 spice cake mix 1 box
  • 30 ounces Pumpkin Pie Mix puree of pumpkin with spice)
  • 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • In a bowl combine cake mix, pumpkin, pudding and vanilla. Add sour cream, eggs, oil, spice, and mix well. Once combined scoop one large scoop(pampered chef large scoop)into lined cupcake cups.
  •  Sprinkle each one with brown sugar and place on stone, or cookie sheet. bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 30 min or until toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

You have to try these pumpkin spice muffins delicious muffins today!!!! Layaley sent us this recipe.  Thanks Layaley.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 449mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 5925IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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  1. Sldodd

    This recipe is great. Added the 1 tbsp of baking powder and it was perfect. I love it. Just took them out of the oven and my family loved them.

  2. Guest

    I recently baked these and I hated them. I cooked them for over an hour and they weren’t even halfway cooked! Never again!

  3. Guest

    I recently baked these and I hated them. I cooked them for over an hour and they weren’t even halfway cooked! Never again!

  4. Derbrink

    I made these last night and had one for b-fast this morning. Delicious, super pumpkinny and spicey. Im sure I could have ommitted the pumpkin spice, because I used organic pumpkin pie mix from Farmers Market company. I also used a huge 1 tbsp scoop of baking powder. I filled the cupcake paper cups (all i had) to the top and sprinkled a streussel topping on top in stead of brown sugar alone, i made 19 total. I then cooked them for 35 minutes, which made them moist after they cooled they were delicious and moist. Mine came out looking like muffins (not like the picture where it looks sunken). I also could put a glaze of milk and powder sugar to make it more aunthentic DD. I can’t remember how the DD ones tastes since they havent came out with them in a while, but when they do in about a month ill compare.

  5. Michelle

    I made these delicious muffins a few days ago and my friends can’t get enough of them. They asked where I bought them from and their jaw fell open when I told them I made them. I followed the directions as noted except I added 1 heaping tsp of baking powder as another baker had suggested. They came out perfect. I didn’t bake mine for quite 30 minutes. I waited until they looked about right and poked them with a toothpick to make sure they were done. Excellent recipe and my mom just made them too and she’s getting rave reviews. Well done on this recipe!

  6. Jennifer

    I’ve made these 2 years in a row now and they do not come out fluffy at all. They must take way longer than 30 mins to bake because even after 45 mins they aren’t cooked inside.

  7. Anna Flint

    Question? In the recipe for Dunkin Donut Pumpkin spice muffins: Is the pudding regular or instant?
    It is instant, either would work fine.

  8. NikJuli

    Very tasty, but nothing like a Dunkin Donut Pumpkin Spice Muffin. Needs more spice. Wonder if molasses or nutmeg would help

  9. Nicole

    I wait all year long for Dunkin Donuts to put these incredible muffins on the shelf! This recipe is great!! The only things I added was a strussel topping and a drizzle of icing (just made with powdered sugar and milk). They are wonderful!!!

  10. Nan

    Recipe worked great for me. I made these for my nephew who loves DD pumpkin muffins – he’s autistic so very particularl about food and taste. I tried a different recipe and he wouldn’t touch them; this one – he devoured them. I did bake longer then the 30 minutes; I made two batches one "plain" and in the second batch added cranberries and walnuts – turned out great.

  11. lz

    This is my recipe I submitted it last year. I also have been making it very often and added some changes making it even better. I added 1rounded tsp of baking powder. I gives it a nice fluff…. If you would like to change it, also I added a cup of chocolate chips, yummy =)


  12. Melody

    This recipe also mimics the pumpkin spice cake doughnuts you can find at Fractured Prune seasonally. Just use a doughnut cutter, fry them up, and dip them in a glaze (we used cream cheese, caramel, chocolate, and the regular sugar glaze) and they are heavenly.

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