Where we live, fall colours and chilly weather are already creeping in and we’re here to welcome them with open arms! We’re huge fans of the autumn season, particularly the flavours that pop up in all meal, snack, and treat realms around this time of year. One of our favourite places to include seasonal tastes has always been in the world of baking and, since muffins are our favourite thing to both bake and eat, fall is always a time where we’re on the lookout for new season-appropriate recipes we’ve never tried before.
If you love the idea of making unique fall flavoured muffins from scratch just as much as we do if not more, here are 15 of the very best recipes, flavours, and ideas we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Mini apple donut muffins
If you’re the kind of muffin enthusiast who loves making the occasional recipe that’s a little more like a treat than a healthy breakfast muffin then we think you’ll find our first option rather intriguing indeed! Take a better look at the tutorial featured on Boys Ahoy to see how these mini apple donut muffins were made. We love that they’re sugared like real mini donuts!
2. Cranberry bliss muffins
Just in case we really caught your attention with the whole concept of making a sweet treat muffin that’s not quite an actual cupcake but not exactly your run of the mill breakfast muffin, here’s another idea for those who like a bit more of a fruit element! We love the way Kitchen Treaty made and iced these flavourful cranberry bless muffins.
3. Pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins
Are you really digging this idea of making a muffin that also tastes like another kind of sweet treat you really like because you love the trendy combination dessert concept that’s popular right now just as much as we do, but you’ve never been a huge donut fan? Well, if cookies are more your speed and you’re still hoping to have an explicitly autumn element in there, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Heather Christo made these delicious pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins!
4. Honey pear muffins
Just in case you’re still feeling quite intent on making a batch of muffins that are full of autumn ingredients but you’re also mostly a fan of subtle, gentle flavours, here’s another idea for the fruit lovers! Take a better look at the tutorial featured on Two Peas and Their Pod to see how these fragrant honey pear muffins were made.
5. Glazed apple coffee cake muffins
Are you the kind of person who really does like cake based recipe but you’ve always enjoyed slightly less sweet and slightly more dense things the most, which is why you’re making muffins and not cupcakes? In that case, we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at how Valerie’s Kitchen made these glazed apple coffee cake muffins that taste like a fall morning.
6. Dulce de leche pumpkin muffins
Of course, any kind of dish or treat we want to make around this time must be made in a version that involves pumpkins at least once, or our fall won’t feel complete! Rather than just making plain pumpkin muffins, however, we wanted to see if we could find a version that had a little more to it. Imagine how pleased we were, then, when we came across this recipe from Kleinworth & Co. for dulce de leche pumpkin muffins! These were literally gone before the end of the day when we made them for our family.
7. Caramel apple buttermilk muffins
Have we really caught your attention with all this talk of making apple based muffins but you simple haven’t seen the one that has quite grabbed and kept your attention yet? Then here’s another alternative for your consideration! This recipe featured on The Cafe Sucre Farine teaches you how to make caramel apple buttermilk muffins that are smooth, sweet, and spongey.
8. Streusel topped pumpkin muffins
Maybe it was actually our mention of pumpkin muffins that really left you feeling intrigued but, although you do like things pretty plain, you still can’t help feeling you’d like it to have something slightly extra? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like these streusel topped pumpkin muffins outlined step by step on Pastries Like a Pro!
9. Pumpkin cream cheese muffins
Perhaps you’re still loving the idea of a pumpkin based fall muffin that has a little something extra to it but you’re still just not feeling convinced on any of the options we’ve shown you so far? Then we think you’ll be rather pleased indeed to learn that there are more ways to make that happen! These pumpkin cream cheese muffins by Recipe Girl are the perfect example of what we mean.
10. Gluten free maple pecan pumpkin muffins
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to come across a fall flavoured muffin recipe that’s a little more friendly for those with dietary restrictions? Well, luckily for all of us, Beaming Baker is here to save the day! Check out their recipe to learn more about these gluten free maple pecan pumpkin muffins that are packed full of great fall flavour.
11. Simple cinnamon muffins
Are you actually still thinking about our discussion of slightly plainer muffin recipes that still taste like fall, but in a way that’s a little more mild and less sweet than some of what you’ve seen so far? In that case, we have a feeling these simple but completely delicious cinnamon muffins featured in great detail on Taste and Tell might be a little more up your alley!
12. Blackberry muffins
Are you still feeling quite enamoured with the idea of making muffins flavoured with berries that reach their ripest point in the fall but you’ve never really been a fan of cranberries? Well, if you adore blackberries even half as much as we do, then we have a feeling you’re going to feel just as excited about these mouthwatering blackberry muffins outlined in detail on Simply Recipes!
13. Acorn squash muffins
If you’ve never tried muffins that are made with savoury ingredients (besides pumpkin, of course) then we’re sorry to have to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something very delicious indeed! Fix that now by giving these very fall-appropriate muffins from Recipes Worth Repeating a try. Their recipe guides you through the simple process of making acorn squash muffins that are sweet, but not like a dessert.
14. Chocolate pumpkin muffins
Are you scrolling through our list feeling as thought you’re caught somewhere between wanting to make pumpkin muffins and wanting to make muffins that are a little sweeter and more like a treat but you’re having trouble deciding which? Well, who ever said you have to choose? Instead, check out how Beaming Baker made these mind blowing chocolate pumpkin muffins!
15. Honey wheat muffins
Have you actually been looking at all of the options we’ve shown you and thinking about how you love the idea of incorporating honey, since it’s in season where you live when autumn arrives, but you’re definitely aiming for more of a breakfast muffin than most of what we’ve shown you thus far? In that case, we’re pretty sure these honey wheat muffins from Cookies and Cups might be precisely the kind of thing you’re looking for!
Do you have another absolute favourite fall muffin recipe that you love making for your family, and that they gobble up every time, but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to the recipe so we can try it too!