Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze

Soft, moist Pumpkin Muffins topped with a Cinnamon Toffee Streusel and Maple Glaze. Fall has arrived!

Pumpkin Muffins topped with a Cinnamon Toffee Streusel and Maple Glaze: www.shugarysweets.com

I’m slightly excited to be sharing pumpkin recipes again on the blog. I apologize if you are like my husband and don’t care for pumpkin. In that case, go check out some Oreos, peanut butter, and cheese.

If you’re here and as excited about pumpkin as I am, then let’s talk muffins.

Pumpkin Muffins topped with a Cinnamon Toffee Streusel and Maple Glaze: www.shugarysweets.com

These are big, beautiful, easy to make PUMPKIN muffins. They are so moist you hardly even need the streusel or glaze! I actually kept the glaze in a separate pitcher to be added on an as-needed basis. A couple of my kids aren’t big frosting fans. Which is usually fine with me, because I get to eat the big piles of frosting left on their plates! But with these muffins, it’s just as easy to keep the glaze off and add when desired.

And the toffee bits, you’ll be amazed how delicious the pairing of pumpkin, toffee and maple tastes! Trust me!

These muffins are also great to keep in the freezer. I freeze them after cooling completely. After thawing the muffins, I make the fresh glaze and drizzle it on! YUM. You can also warm up the muffins too, which is wonderful!

Don’t worry, once pumpkin season is over you will be bombarded with peppermint and eggnog! Are you ready for this???

Pumpkin Muffins topped with a Cinnamon Toffee Streusel and Maple Glaze: www.shugarysweets.com

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Yield: 24 muffins

Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze

Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes

Soft, moist Pumpkin Muffins topped with a Cinnamon Toffee Streusel and Maple Glaze. Fall has arrived!


For the Muffins:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (15oz) pure pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

For the Streusel:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup toffee bits

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp maple flavoring
  • 1-2Tbsp milk


  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 2/3 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.


If freezing, do not add drizzle. Allow muffins to cool and store in an airtight freezer bag. When ready to eat, thaw and make drizzle fresh!


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Soft, moist Pumpkin Muffins topped with a Cinnamon Toffee Streusel and Maple Glaze. Fall has arrived!


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50 comments on “Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze”

  1. I am so excited for all things pumpkin…bring it on!!!!

  2. Ha, my husband is like that. Oh well MORE FOR ME. These are fabulous!

  3. The more pumpkin the better and the more glaze the better if you ask me. Love the idea of adding toffee.

  4. I just discovered how amazing pumpkin and toffee are! And, I was just craving pumpkin muffins this evening and look who posts? So making these, that glaze looks beyond delicious (like eat with a spoon amazing:)

  5. I am so excited to start baking with pumpkin. I just bought four cans of pumpkin today for that very purpose. These photos and muffins look incredible. Especially that first shot with the glaze being poured – that’s money right there!

  6. I’m so happy that pumpkin season is here! Honestly, though, I don’t ever use anything but canned pumpkin puree, so I pretty much eat pumpkin stuff year ’round. These look awesome, and I can’t wait to try them.

  7. Oh Aimee! These look so amazing! I have yet to find a good pumpkin muffin, but I have a feeling I will be making yours really soon! And the glaze, gawking.

  8. I JUST GOT DONE baking pumpkin muffins for a recipe this week. Don’t worry, nothing at all like yours 🙂 I just keep thinking of your dip from last week. LOL

    They look awesome & love the glaze!

  9. I love baking with pumpkin! The only pumpkin treat I don’t enjoy is pumpkin pie. These muffins are sounding SO good to me.

  10. Love new muffin recipes… will definitely try this one. Like the idea of combining pumpking and maple 🙂

  11. I am so ready for fall! I love all the pumpkin flavored baked goods! And you can go ahead and pour that glaze right into my mouth!

  12. Oh pumpkin, welcome back into my life! Love the flavor combos and the idea of keeping the glaze on the side too (especially since I’M the one who eats the extra off the plates too!)

  13. That first photo makes my heart happy! Thanks for all the gorgeous pumpkin recipes!!

  14. If there is still glaze left over in your pitcher, please hand it to me and I will quickly drink – er, get rid of it – for you! 🙂

  15. My bf was the same way about pumpkin…he would roll his eyes whenever it came time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes…until he tried a pumpkin pie soft serve this past Sunday! Now I keep chanting “one of us” at him lol. 😉 I bet he’d dig these pumpkin muffins with that kick-butt streusel!

  16. GAH! The streusel… the GLAZE! The pumpkin-y goodness! I’m in heaaaaaven

  17. Can I drink that glaze with a straw? These look wonderful!

  18. Please pass the maple glaze!! That sounds incredible 🙂

  19. You mean I can eat toffee for breakfast?! Sign me up! And I love that they freeze well. It’s so nice to be able to pull some muffins out of the freezer to make a weekday breakfast just a little more special.

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. These look fantastic and I can’t wait to try them out.

  20. I know it’s early, but I’m beyond thrilled to be seeing pumpkin recipes all over the place. These muffins look so delicious, especially with that streusel and glaze! Maple, toffee, and pumpkin sound like heaven!

  21. I’m totally ready for all things pumpkin. BRING IT! 🙂

  22. Oh my goodness! These muffins look fabulous.
    I love that maple glaze! Can I drink it? I’m an absolute maple freak, haha.
    Pinning these! 🙂

  23. Loving that maple glaze! And toffee chips in the streusel?! Amazing!

  24. Oh my goodness! That maple glaze is KILLING me!! What perfect muffins Aimee!

  25. The glaze makes this so much more special! I love the sound of these muffins and wish I has one now 🙂

  26. If it’s wrong to want to bathe in that glaze, I don’t want to be right.

  27. Love, love, love the toffee bits in the streusel!! These sound so tasty – will be making these soon!

  28. You took pumpkin muffins to a whole new level!

  29. What is up with our husbands? Mine doesn’t like pumpkin recipes either..craziness! I’m so ready for pumpkin recipes and these looks amazing!

  30. Alli

    Things are finally starting to cool down around here and feel like fall might actually be coming, so I’m buying my first cans of pumpkin today to get started with baking and decorating and all that good stuff! Found you on Pinterest when a friend pinned your pumpkin coffee creamer….immediately entered the giveaway & now starting to browse all your other recipes. I have a feeling the hubby and I will be putting on some pounds once I start trying them out….

  31. Lindsey

    Where would I find the maple flavoring in the store?

  32. Oh man i have been wanting pumpkin muffin for a while. These look amazing! Want to come over and make me some.

  33. Trish Butler

    I love Autumn and Winter the most as I have lived in LA and Orange County Calif. all my life and am tired of perfect weather all the time. Nothing says Autumn and Winter like pumpkin and I know somewhere it is cool and breezy.. I used to grow pumpkins, now I put up a 100 lbs of pumpkin a year. Always looking for new recipes for it. Can’t wait to make this one. Thank you so much.

  34. This sounds yummy! I love pumpkin too!

  35. Why can’t I print out a copy of the Pumpkin muffins with Maple glaze? I wanted to make them for my lil granddaughter who lives 150 miles from me, on my next visit. They do not have a computer there.

  36. Dawn

    Hi !
    On your pumpkin muffin recipe, it calls for a canned pumpkin puree ? I have fresh pumpkin puree, will that work the same or do I need to had more sweetener? Thanks!

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  44. Meg

    Can I substitute real maple syrup for the maple flavoring? If so, how much would I use?

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