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Pumpkin Muffin Bites Recipe (Mini Muffins)

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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Pumpkin Dessert, Favorite pumpkin recipe, Pumpkin, pumpkin muffins
Servings: 36
Calories: 205kcal


  • Mini Muffin Tin
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Hand mixer
  • Large Bowl
  • Medium Mixing Bowl


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil or applesauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • ¼ cup butter (room temperature)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray mini-muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil on medium speed. Add eggs one at a time and add pumpkin until well combined.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1924IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg