Pumpkin Spice Madeleines #PumpkinWeek

Pumpkin Spice Madeleines – A simple french dessert with a fall twist! Light and fluffy madeleines made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices! An easy dessert that takes less than 20 minutes to make!

Pumpkin French Madeleines

Pumpkin Week

Welcome to Pumpkin Week 2017! I am so excited to be a part of this considering my love of pumpkin! 31 bloggers are all posting recipes that are made with pumpkin October 2-6 to celebrate the season! I decided to be a tad bit ambitious and signed up to do a post each of the five days so I have been kicking butt trying to get them all done! The line up of recipes I have for you this week will be Pumpkin Spice Madeleines, Pumpkin Pie Hummus, Pumpkin Cream Puffs, Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter, and Pumpkin Cream Horns! These are some really tasty recipes that are the perfect way to celebrate the season!

These Pumpkin Spice Madeleines are a gorgeous treat that so just like the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Madeleines, they were unintentionally a copycat recipe! I didn’t end up trying their fall madeleines until after I made these and they were really similar so if you like those, you will love these! Making these Pumpkin Spice Madeleines at home is way cheaper and you end up with a whole bunch!

Pumpkin Spice Madeleines

Notes on pumpkin spice madeleines recipe

  • Remember to get the madeleine pan! It won’t work otherwise.
  • Buttering and adding flour to the pan is a must before putting the batter in, it helps make both sides nice and crisp!

Now I am a huge fan of french pastries and treats! I first fell in love with French Madeleines in high school.  Whenever I went to my friend’s house, they would always have madeleines from Costco and they were just so amazing! Light and fluffy little buttery shell-shaped cakes that just melt in your mouth when you take a bite.  I could easily eat a whole tin of them myself! This was actually my first time making them myself and I was so happy with how they turned out! I was expecting them to be much more difficult to make than they were so that was a pleasant surprise! Make sure you pick up a madeleine tin before you make them, I got one off of Amazon for just a few dollars!

If you love french desserts, make sure to check out my Red Wine French Macarons, Lavender Lemon Macarons, and Spiced Chai Macarons!

Fall Madeleines
Here are today’s #PumpkinWeek recipes:

Pumpkin Drink Recipes:

Pumpkin Pie Moscow Mule from Love and Confections.

Savory Pumpkin Recipes:

Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce from Hardly A Goddess.
Goat Cheese and Sage Pizza with Pumpkin Crust from The Spiffy Cookie.
Kaddo Bowrani (Afghan Pumpkin with Yoghurt Sauce) from Caroline’s Cooking.
Pickled Pumpkin with Sage and Autumn Spices from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.
Pumpkin Beer Bread from Forking Up.
Pumpkin Beer Cheese Soup with Herbed Croutons from The Crumby Kitchen.
Pumpkin Chili from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures.
Pumpkin Corn Chowder with Shrimp from Kudos Kitchen by Renee.
Pumpkin Focaccia Bread from Cookaholic Wife.
Pumpkin Ravioli with Parmesan Sage Cream Sauce from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen.
Pumpkin Rosemary Hummus with Sizzled Garlic from Amy’s Cooking Adventures.
Pumpkin Stew with Chicken and Black Beans from Palatable Pastime.


Sweet Pumpkin Recipes:

Brown Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies from The Redhead Baker.
Cheesecake Stuffed Pumpkin Bundt Cake from Cooking with Carlee.
Easy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake from Daily Dish Recipes.
Jumbo Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping from Family Around The Table.
Pumpkin Blondies from It Bakes Me Happy.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from The Bitter Side of Sweet.
Pumpkin Coffee Cake from The Chef Next Door.

Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Bars from The Nifty Foodie.
Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites from Making Miracles.
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal from Seduction in the Kitchen.
Pumpkin Pie Tassies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings.
Pumpkin Scones from The Freshman Cook.
Pumpkin Spice Donuts from A Day in the Life on the Farm.
Pumpkin Spice Donuts from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks.
Pumpkin Zucchini Streusel Bread from An Affair from the Heart.
Ridiculously Good Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake from Bacon Fatte.

Pumpkin Madeleines Starbucks

Pumpkin Spice Madeleines

A simple french dessert with a fall twist! Light and fluffy madeleines made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices! An easy dessert that takes less than 20 minutes to make!

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 16


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted, but cooled
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp melted butter + 1 tbsp flour to use on pan


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and spread 1 tbsp melted butter into the indentations in a madeleine pan and lightly flour it. Set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Beat until well combined.

  3. Add in pumpkin puree, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Continue to stir and once combined, add in flour and then add in butter. Stir until just combined.

  4. Transfer 1 tbsp of batter into each of the indentations in the madeleine pan. Transfer to the oven and bake for 11-12 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven and let cool before dusting with powdered sugar.

Things you need to make this recipe:

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Madeleines Recipe


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  • Reply
    October 2, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Mmm This looks soo good!! I love to have one with a cup of coffee!!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    October 2, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Omg that picture at the end of it being dipped won me over, as if I needed more reason to make them. I have not used my madeleine pan in years!

  • Reply
    Michele @ Bacon Fatte
    October 2, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make madeleines, and you’ve just given me the perfect reason to finally do it! LOVE the pumpkin twist you’ve given these pretty cookies, and I can’t wait to taste them!!

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    Wendy Klik
    October 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I keep waffling about getting a madeleine pan. This post has me back on the must have side of the argument.

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    Rebekah @ Making Miracles
    October 3, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I want to go home right now and bake these! Yummm!!

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