Yes, we finally did it, we created two easy pumpkin recipes, bubbly style of course, that we know you will love.  

Now just to be clear, I am not a pumpkin spice crazed lover.  In fact, to me a pumpkin spiced latte is way too sweet.  But I do love the flavor of pumpkin in baked goods…especially my grandma’s pumpkin cookies (which I am still trying to figure out how to bubbly-ize!).  

2 easy pumpkin recipes you have to make if you're a pumpkin spice lover.

So in true Bubbly Side of Life fashion, we created two new pumpkin recipes that are absolutely delicious and easy to make.  In fact, the batter is the same for both, we were just being lazy and created a Bubbly Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Loaf and Bubbly Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins.  

Bubbly Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins

These are delicious and I think if I still had my muffin top pan, that would have been my favorite way to eat these.  But we have given you several options of how to make these. 

And let me just say, that my nephew, you know the bubblyologist, said that these are better than Panera Bread’s Pumpkin muffins, so if that’s not a great review, I don’t know what is!  

Pumpkin recipes that are so easy to make and so delicious to eat!

Here’s what you need:

Pumpkin Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1T Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup bubbly
  • 1 can pumpkin

Streusel Topping 

  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1/2 c flour
  • 1/3 c packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 T sugar

Bubbly Glaze (Optional)

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 T bubbly


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. 
  2. Grease muffin pan, muffin top pan or a 9×13 pan.  
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and baking powder.
  4. In another bowl beat together the oil, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin.  When there are no more lumps, add in bubbly and stir to combine. 
  5. Combine the two bowls and stir everything until well combined.  (I even used my hand mixer for maybe about 10 seconds to smooth everything out.)
  6. Pour the batter into your pan. Crumble the streusel topping over the top.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes (muffin pan) until a toothpick comes out clean. 35-40 minutes for 9×13 pan.

To Make the Streusel

  • Combine flour and sugars.
  • Dice up cold butter into small chunks.
  • Add butter and use a fork to mash the butter into the mixture.  Or pinch the butter chunks into the mixture.  I do a combo of both.  

TIP:  You will have plenty for 2 batches of muffins or 1, 9×13 pan.  If you’re going to only make one muffin pan with streusel, 1/2 the recipe.  

Make the Glaze (Optional)

  • When the muffins are cool, make the glaze and drizzle it over the top.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the muffins.
To drizzle or not to drizzle was the debate when taste testing these pumpkin coffee cake muffins.

TIP:  Since this easily makes 24 muffins we decided to put the leftover batter into our mini bread pan and add 1/2 cup chocolate chips to it.  Baked it for 30 minutes (mini bread pan).  

There was a big debate with my taste testers if the glaze was needed or not.  It was split 50/50.  Some thought it didn’t add anything extra to the already delicious muffin and some thought the more sweetness the better.  

And as I mentioned, we were being lazy on this day and didn’t want to make more muffins, so we took the easy way out and created a Bubbly Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Loaf.  

Bubbly Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Loaf.

When you're making the bubbly pumpkin coffee cake muffins, take that batter and create 2 pumpkin recipes from it.  The perfect Bubbly Chocolate Chip Loaf.

Talk about the easiest of the pumpkin recipes out there…we took the batter for the pumpkin cake and added 1/2 cup chocolate chips…that’s it!

In fact, we didn’t even dirty another bowl and we added the chocolate chips right to the pan and stirred it a bit so the chips would be (sort of) evenly spread out.  

This was a mini loaf pan so we baked it for about 30 minutes until a toothpick came out clean.  And maybe because my grandma’s pumpkin cookies are my favorite, out of the two pumpkin recipes here, this one was also my favorite.  

Delicious bubbly pumpkin chocolate chip loaf.

Want Pumpkin Recipes?  

Last year we created a bubbly pumpkin pancake recipe (also very easy) and a favorite for Sunday breakfast.  

We also created a pumpkin pie dip that everyone loved on Thanksgiving.  Were you lucky enough to get your hands on that recipe last year?  If not, I highly recommend you start following Bubbly Side of Life on Instagram and also on Pinterest…we just might reveal the recipe there this fall.  

And while they may not be pumpkin recipes, if you didn’t see the fall-themed apple recipes we recently created, go check those out now.  

This homemade pumpkin bread is easy to make and we consider it one of our essential fall recipes. The same batter can be used for two recipes, including a pumpkin bread recipe (with chocolate chips) and a pumpkin coffee cake muffins recipe. This simple, but delicious recipe is the perfect breakfast idea and is also a great addition to your next brunch menu! Check out our blog for the full recipes as well as more fall recipes. Make sure to follow along here for all things bubbly!