How To Make Vampire’s Pumpkin Muffins

Recipe courtesy of Lyle’s Golden Syrup.

How To Make Vampire’s Pumpkin Muffins. Happy Wednesday. Today I have a fun Halloween recipe to share with you:

Vampire’s Pumpkin Muffins. How spooktacular?

These yummy savoury muffins are the perfect bite for Halloween!

How To Make Vampire's Pumpkin Muffins

How To Make Vampire’s Pumpkin Muffins:

Makes 10

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes


  • 300g prepared pumpkin or butternut squash, chopped
  • 100ml vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 240ml milk
  • 1 tsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup
  • 1 tsp Lyle’s Black Treacle
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp dried Italian mixed herbs
  • 100g finely grated Cheddar cheese

How To Make Vampire's Pumpkin Muffins

To Decorate:

  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100g mozzarella cheese

How To Make This Recipe:

1 Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan oven 170°C/ Gas Mark 5. Put 10 paper muffin cases into a muffin tin.

2. Cook the pumpkin or butternut squash in lightly salted boiling water until tender, about 10-12 minutes. Drain thoroughly and puree with a stick blender, or mash until smooth. Cool.

3. In a jug, beat together the oil, egg, milk, golden syrup and black treacle. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a large mixing bowl and stir in the dried herbs and Cheddar cheese.

4. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and add the cooled pumpkin. Stir until just combined – do not beat or stir too much!

5. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases. Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden.

6. Cut a small slit in the cherry tomato halves and push in a tiny slice of mozzarella. Place on top of the muffins to look like ‘eyes’. Cut ‘fangs’ from the rest of the mozzarella and arrange on the muffins. Serve whilst warm.

Cook’s Tip: Use 2 tsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup or Black Treacle instead of 1 tsp of each, if you prefer.

How To Make Vampire's Pumpkin Muffins

How To Make Vampire’s Pumpkin Muffins. Recipe courtesy of these recipes were created by Lyle’s Golden Syrup, for more Spooktacular ideas visit Lyles Golden Syrup.

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How To Make Vampire's Pumpkin Muffins

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Recipe courtesy of Lyle’s Golden Syrup.


  1. Raw Mum
    20th October 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Ooo. Savoury muffins… nice idea. Think I could substitute to make the dairy free. Might give it a go! #pocolo

  2. Elizabeth Rebecca
    20th October 2017 / 8:40 pm

    These are so cute!#pocolo

  3. Donna Powell
    22nd October 2017 / 10:54 pm

    These are cute and I'm sure delicious too. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  4. Morgan Prince
    23rd October 2017 / 2:18 pm

    I have to say I'm not much of a fan of Pumpkin, but they do look tasty! :)#Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  5. Miz Helen
    23rd October 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Your Vampire Pumpkin Muffins look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!Miz Helen

  6. Stephanie 139a
    30th October 2017 / 9:25 pm

    They look great – and I love pumpkin and savoury muffins – will remember to give these a try! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

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