Spice It Up!

Cindy Ciotta, Staff Writer/Broadcast Journalism

It’s fall, y’all!!! October is famously known for being the month of pumpkin spice, and we wouldn’t change a thing about it!

There is the ever-so- “white girl” PSL at Starbucks, Bath and Body Works is overwhelmingly filled with the blissful spice in candles, soaps, etc., Pinterest is flooding with cute recipes for pumpkin spice pies, cookies, cake rolls and so much more.

You get it, pumpkins and their beautiful smell are all around!! So, in order for me to indulge in the tradition of “All things pumpkin” for this wonderful time of year, I so graciously have the recipe my mom uses for her pumpkin spice muffins for you all, and they’re delicious!! You’re welcome!

So, are you alone on a Friday night? Or maybe just hungry (I know you are!)? Spare a few extra minutes and bake! It’s always super fun to do with a friend or family member; talk about creating fun memories!

Aside from that, the process is super fun and the finished product is even better: a reward for all your “hard work”. Well, I’ll let you get to your baking, enjoy!




1 cup canola oil

2 cups granulated sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 eggs

2 cups solid pack pumpkin

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice




Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together the oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and pumpkin in a bowl. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

Spoon the batter into muffin pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Divide the batter to make 18 muffins.


Bake the muffins for 13-15 minutes, until the cupcakes have risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once the muffins are cool, use a sifting spoon to sift powdered sugar over top.