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Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze

Soft, moist Pumpkin Muffins topped with a Cinnamon Toffee Streusel and Maple Glaze. Don’t wait for fall to arrive to add pumpkin muffins to your breakfast menu.

Love pumpkin for breakfast? Try our delicious Pumpkin Streusel Donuts that are baked, not fried. Simple and flavorful. Or give our Pumpkin Crumb Cake a try next!

Pumpkin muffins on wire rack with maple icing being drizzled over the top.

Why this Recipe is Best

This recipe goes out to all of you fall flavor lovers! Not only are these super moist muffins packed with pumpkin flavor, they’re also topped with two more of my fall favorites: maple and cinnamon streusel.

  • The streusel crumb contains delicious toffee bits for maximum flavor!
  • A thick maple glaze makes these some of the best fall muffins you’ll ever taste.
  • Soft, moist pumpkin muffin.

They’re so delicious that you’ll want to make them all year long, no matter the season!

While Blueberry Muffins are always a hit, add a batch of these Pumpkin muffins to the table and watch them disappear.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make pumpkin muffins.
  • Pumpkin – You need real pumpkin puree from a can, NOT pumpkin pie mix.
  • Unsalted butter – I always bake with unsalted butter to control the amount of salt in my food. You can use salted butter if needed, just reduce the amount of added kosher salt in the recipe to compensate.
  • Toffee bits – Find toffee baking bits in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips. (we love the combination of toffee and pumpkin, as you’ll see on our Pumpkin Cupcake recipe)!
  • Maple flavoring- This is much more concentrated than maple syrup and adds the maple flavor to the glaze. Maple extract is similar, however it’s less concentrated. Can be used, but it may not give you the caramel coloring in the icing.
  • Seasonings- swap out the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves and use an equal amount of our homemade pumpkin pie spice mix.

Tips and Tricks

Step by step photos showing how to make pumpkin muffins with maple icing.
  • Fill muffin cavity 2/3 with batter. This leaves plenty of room for streusel.
  • Before baking the muffins, mix the streusel topping ingredients together and sprinkle it over each unbaked muffin.
  • Make sure you let the muffins cool before adding the maple glaze! I let the cool for a few minutes in the pan before transferring them to a wire rack.
  • To make the glaze, start by whisking the powdered sugar with maple extract and a small amount of milk. Add more milk if desired until the glaze reaches the consistency you prefer.
  • Store the finished muffins in an airtight container at room temperature and enjoy!
  • Not a fan of maple? Swap it out with vanilla extract for a delicious twist.
Pumpkin muffins on wire rack with vanilla glaze.

Recipe FAQs

Can you freeze Pumpkin muffins?

Yes. You can freeze the muffins with or without the glaze. Slide into airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to 60 days.

Can fresh pumpkin be used instead of canned?

I have not tested the recipe with fresh pumpkin. I imagine using your own fresh made pumpkin puree would work as long as the liquid content is similar to canned.

Can I use maple syrup instead of maple flavoring?

No. Maple flavoring has highly concentrated maple flavor that you need to give the glaze it’s flavor. Such a small amount of maple syrup wouldn’t provide the same level of maple flavor so I do not recommend it as a substitute.

Maple glazed pumpkin muffin with a bite taken.

More Fall Recipes

Yield: 24 muffins

Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Soft, moist Pumpkin Muffins topped with a Cinnamon Toffee Streusel and Maple Glaze. Don't wait for fall to arrive to add pumpkin muffins to your breakfast menu.

Ingredients

For the Muffins:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounce) pure pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

For the Streusel:

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup toffee bits

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 2 Tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 24 cupcake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until combined, about two minutes. Add pumpkin and eggs, beating until blended. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Spoon batter into cupcake tins, dividing evenly (each about ⅔ full).
  3. In a separate bowl, mix streusel ingredients together with a fork. Sprinkle over muffins evenly.
  4. Bake for 17-19 minutes. Remove and cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove from pan to a wire rack.
  5. For the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar, maple and milk together until desired consistency. ENJOY.

Notes

  • Store the finished muffins in an airtight container at room temperature and enjoy! You can freeze the muffins with or without the glaze. Slide into airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to 60 days.
  • Not a fan of maple? Swap it out with vanilla extract for a delicious twist.
  • Can fresh pumpkin be used instead of canned? I have not tested the recipe with fresh pumpkin. I imagine using your own fresh made pumpkin puree would work as long as the liquid content is similar to canned.
  • Can I use maple syrup instead of maple flavoring? No. Maple flavoring has highly concentrated maple flavor that you need to give the glaze it's flavor. Such a small amount of maple syrup wouldn't provide the same level of maple flavor so I do not recommend it as a substitute.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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The ultimate muffins for fall! Make a batch of these Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze to fill your home with all the great tastes and aromas of the season.

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Posted on October 26, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. These muffins are BEYOND delicious!! I am on a sweet kick lately and these muffins couldn’t have satisfied my sweet tooth more! SO yummy!

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