Orange Pumpkin Raisin Muffins for #MuffinMonday

Sep 24, 2012 by

Happy #MuffinMonday! I’m happy to join in this week with such a tasty muffin to kick off the season. Today’s recipe comes from  a book called Celebrating Quick Breads and Pastries. As always, I’ve put my own little twist on it, partially because I didn’t have a specific ingredient. I ran out of brown sugar. Which is no biggie, I mean you work around these things, right? What I chose to replace it with was quite interesting. I used Coconut Sugar. I swear, I could eat this thing with a spoon until my tummy hurt. Thankfully, I did not. These muffins were an excellent choice and it allowed me to bake with pumpkin for the first time EVER. I kid you not. I ended up using a can that I had stashed away in my pantry. I had planned on using it for something but I  guess whatever that “thing” was, never happened. Everything happens for a reason and THIS my dear friends, is one great tasting muffin!


Orange Pumpkin Raisin Muffins


Orange Pumpkin Raisin Muffins for #MuffinMonday

Recipe Type: Muffin
Author: Lyn, adapted from Celebrating Quick Breads & Pastries
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A pumpkin infused muffin with orange juice and raisins
  • 1 3/4 Cups Unbleached Flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar (Or Brown Sugar)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin
  • 1/3 Cup Freshly squeezed Orange Juice
  • 1 Tsp Orange Zest
  • 1 Cup Raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line 2 muffin pans with paper liners (16 muffin liners)
  3. In a small bowl, add flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Combine.
  4. In a large bowl, add granulated sugar, coconut sugar, eggs and oil. Combine.
  5. To the sugar mixture, add pumpkin, orange juice, orange zest and raisins. Combine.
  6. Add the dry ingredients into the wet. Combine well.
  7. Spoon batter into muffin liners, about 2/3 full
  8. Bake for 22 minutes or until a tooth pick once inserted, comes out clean
  9. Remove from pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack

This recipe yielded 16 Muffins


Orange Pumpkin Raisin Muffins


Although I used Coconut Sugar, there was no real taste/hint of coconut. It provides a unique type of sweetness that surely enhanced the flavour of these moist and tasty muffins.


Great muffins for the season!


Seriously guys…don’t you want one or three?


Orange Pumpkin Raisin Muffins


Happy Monday and have a spectacular week!!


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  1. These muffins look perfect! I’ve pinned this! thank you for sharing! :)

  2. I’ve never even heard of coconut sugar so now I have some researching to do. Did you bring it from home? These muffins look delicious indeed! I do want one or three!

    • Stacy, I actually heard about Coconut Sugar right here in Toronto from the same company that I got the Coconut Jam from. It is divine! I feel much better about using it over regular sugar. Glad you like the muffins! :-))

  3. Coconut sugar?! Never tried it, never tasted it but I can tell I’ll love it. Can’t believe this is your first time baking with pumpkin. I’m sure you’ll never look back. I love baking with pumpkin and there are just so many recipes I want to try. Heh.

    Happy Muffin Monday, Lyn! So happy to have you baking with us this weekend. :)

    • An, you’ll definitely love coconut sugar! I hope you can find it locally, perhaps at a natural foods store or similar. Yup! My pumpkin cherry has been popped! THANK YOU! LOL! Glad to join in this week for sure :-)

  4. I am sure this muffin will make both my pumpkin lovers at home very happy. Gotto to try making this muffins soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Quay Po, thank you for your visit and comment! I am CERTAIN that this little muffin will put a smile on your face. I hope you get to make it soon :-)

  5. Coconut sugar? Yum!I need to go on the hunt for this. Your muffins look absolutely delicious. Happy #MuffinMonday!

  6. Great ingenuity there with the coconut sugar! I had considered putting raisins in mine, too. Nice job!

  7. I’ve used coconut flour before but not coconut sugar … sounds interesting :-)

  8. These muffins look fantastic! Love the combination of pumpkin, orange and raisins. Yum!

  9. Liz

    Mmmmm….this is the second pumpkin-orange recipe I’ve seen today! I’ve loving this combination…your muffins look delish!