Praline Pumpkin Muffins

Combining the autumn flavors of pumpkin and cranberry, these muffins will be one of your family favorite recipes to make using pralines. Full of honey, fruit, and whole wheat fiber, they make a delicious breakfast muffin. 

Pumpkin Praline Muffins using Aunt Sally's Pralines



  • 1/2 cup of your favorite flavor of Aunt Sally's Pralines* chopped 
    (the pieces should be about the size of a red bean)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 10 oz can solid packed pumpkin
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

*Note: We chose to use the Creamy Original Pralines, but the choice is up to you: Creole, Triple Chocolate, Bananas Foster, Cafe au Lait, or—dare we even suggest—Sugar & Spice


    • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 
    • Mix dry ingredients above and set aside.
    • Soften butter and mix in honey, eggs, and pumpkin until well incorporated.
    • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until moist.
    • Stir the cranberries and pralines into the batter.
    • Fill paper muffin liners half full with batter.
    • Bake at 325 for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

    You can substitute fresh pumpkin or other winter squash, like Acorn, for the canned pumpkin. If using fresh pumpkin or Acorn squash, cut in half and roast in the oven at 350 F until soft. Let the pumpkin cool, scoop out the flesh, then drain in a colander to get rid of excess water. Use a cup and a half of the fresh pumpkin or squash for this recipe.

    If substituting sweet potatoes for the canned pumpkin, cook them in the microwave, let cool, then peel and mash with a potato masher. Two to three sweet potatoes will be enough for this recipe, depending on size. 

      These muffins will be dense, moist, and a lovely dark color because of the honey and whole wheat flour. As always, if you have a favorite praline recipe, please submit it to us at or share a photo of your delicious creations with us on our Facebook page, Instagram, or tweet us on Twitter! For more delicious recipes like this, visit our praline recipes blog.

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