Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread Muffins Recipe

Heather Tullos | Sugar Dish Me

Pumpkin pull apart bread muffins will be your new favorite thing about fall. From gooey, pie-like center to flaky layers, these babies...

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The easiest excuse for a muffin recipe you’ll find this fall! Pumpkin pull apart bread muffins are made using refrigerated biscuits and a filling that tastes like pumpkin pie. Each layer pulls apart, revealing buttery sweet pumpkin-spiced goodness.

I was typing out this recipe just now and used the word ‘lopsided’, and my brain instantly launched me into one of the many language debates that I have with my other half. He is a good southern fella with a drawl like nobody’s business. I was raised in the south, but my parents are transplants from the midwest, and people down here in North Carolina refer to me pretty often as “Yankee-talkin’”.

Whatever that means.

Anyway. Chad and I use totally different words for the same thing all the time. Sometimes those words vary so much that I feel like we are speaking totally different languages. ‘Lopsided’ is not such a drastic example, but it is one we argue about.

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Disclaimer: these are not for real serious arguments. If you are for real serious arguing about to-may-toe versus to-mah-toe you are probably not compatible and/or need more dessert in your life.

So when I lay the layers of refrigerated biscuits all kind of crooked and hanging out of the muffin pan, I say they are LOPSIDED. My man says they are WHOPSIDED.

I just got the spell check squiggle line under the word ‘whopsided’ which tells me that Google and I are on the same page. But then Google often does not recognize the word ‘bundt’ as in bundt cake.

But I am convinced that whopsided is wrong. Right?

Can someone back me up here?

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The point to all this discussion is that when making these pumpkin pull apart bread muffins, you are going to layer them in the pan so that they sort of resemble a flower. The first piece will be kind of slouched in there, almost covering the bottom and going up one side. Proceed from there to yield the easiest excuse for breakfast you will serve this fall. Lopsided or whopsided -- that is the truth.

If you are looking for other delicious pumpkin recipes, you should definitely bake up a loaf of this healthy pumpkin banana bread, this dark chocolate oatmeal pumpkin bread, or try your hand at these pretty pumpkin cinnamon rolls! I also really love this brown butter pumpkin cake with vanilla bourbon glaze

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Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread Muffins Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 2 16 ounce packages Refrigerated Flaky Biscuit Dough, like "Grands" biscuits
  • 1 cup Pumpkin, (canned)
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
For the Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Open both cans of biscuits and start pulling the layers apart.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the canned pumpkin, sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. Using a standard sized muffin pan, start placing one layer into each muffin cup. You want to partially cover the bottom and go up one side, sort of lopsided in the muffin pan.
  4. Spoon some of the pumpkin mixture over the biscuit layer and spread it using the back of the spoon.
  5. Repeat this process until all your layers are used up. The muffin cups will be over full and you’ll have 3-4 biscuit layers in each cup.
  6. Mix together the cinnamon sugar topping and sprinkle it over the top of each muffin.
  7. Bake for 15 - 17 minutes (check at 15!!!).
  8. Let them cool slightly before removing from the pan to serve.


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12 large muffins
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Author: Heather Tullos
Recipe Yields: 12 large muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 large muffin
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 51
Calories 272

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 945mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 12g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Heather Tullos

About Heather

Heather, the author behind the blog Sugar Dish Me, really really really loves waffles. She's our newest Breakfast fanatic, and we're so glad!

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