Mini Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Pecan Glaze

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These Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Pecan Glaze are the perfect breakfast! Small bites means you get to eat more, right?

Mini Pumpkin Muffins with a sweet Maple Pecan Glaze. Delicious recipe with a freezer option too!

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You didn’t think I was done sharing pumpkin treats yet, did you?

I know I took a small break, but these muffins have been waiting in line, patiently, to be shared.

Earlier this fall (well, actually at the end of summer) I worked with BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer to create some fun breakfast treats for an event they were hosting to showcase their new fall/winter coffee creamers.

In addition to the Pumpkin Spice Waffle Bites I shared last month, I also made these Pumpkin muffins. Holy heck guys, they are good.

And the extra punch of flavor from the BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer is such a hit to the taste buds. Pair a dozen one of these muffins with your coffee and you will be delighted. Especially if you’ve added some of the BAILEYS® Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer to your cup of joe!

It’s no secret I love creamer in my coffee. Getting the opportunity to try out these creamers early in the season just prepared me ahead of time for all things pumpkin!

How long before you guys are sick of pumpkin? Okay. Don’t answer that question.

How about this question: How soon can I start sharing peppermint and eggnog recipes? (please answer “right away”)!

Mini Pumpkin Muffins with a sweet Maple Pecan Glaze. Delicious recipe with a freezer option too!

How to make Mini Pumpkin Muffins:

  • I used a mini muffin panto bake these muffins. You can use a regular sized pan, but you will have to adjust the baking time (add a few extra minutes and watch the muffins until they are done)
  • Make sure you use pure pumpkin from the can (not pumpkin pie filling). It makes a difference to the taste
  • Don’t add your glaze until your muffins are cooled, otherwise they will drippy and melty…who wants that?
  • These muffins are best eaten the same day. If you want to freeze them, do so before adding the glaze. When ready to use, thaw completely at room temperature and then proceed in making the glaze. Delicious!

I suggest making these muffins today. Enjoy half of them now and freeze the remaining half for Thanksgiving! All you have to do is thaw and dip in glaze. ENJOY!

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Mini Pumpkin Muffins with a sweet Maple Pecan Glaze. Delicious recipe with a freezer option too!

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Mini Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Pecan Glaze recipe:

Yield: 6-7 dozen mini muffins

Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Pecan Glaze

Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Pecan Glaze
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes


For the muffins:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 can (15oz) pure pumpkin
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp BAILEYS® Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

For the glaze:

  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp maple flavoring
  • ¼ cup BAILEYS® Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugars until fully blended. Add pumpkin, eggs and  BAILEYS® Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer. Beat until combined.
  2. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Beat for about 2-3 minutes until fully combined.
  3. Spray a mini-muffin pan with non-stick baking spray. Drop batter by 1-2 Tbsp scoop into muffin pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 11-13 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, maple flavoring and  BAILEYS® Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer together until smooth and well blended.
  5. Dip tops of muffin into glaze, allowing the excess to drip off. Place on wire rack and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Allow muffins to set about 15 minutes. ENJOY.


  • If you want to freeze the muffins, do so before adding the glaze. Place cooked and cooled muffins into an airtight freezer bag. When ready to use, thaw at room temperature. Proceed in making the glaze and enjoy!
  • If you can't find the BAILEYS® Pumpkin Spice Coffee creamer, feel free to substitute with my Homemade Pumpkin Coffee Creamer!

These Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Pecan Glaze are the perfect breakfast! Small bites means you get to eat more, right?

Today’s recipe for Mini Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Pecan Glaze was originally published on Shugary Sweets on November 11, 2014 and has been republished in August 2018.

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28 comments on “Mini Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Pecan Glaze”

  1. I still have a couple more pumpkin recipes yet this season…it’s never too late, right 🙂

    These look great and baking with Baileys is always fun. Adds another layer of flavor! Love the freeze half suggestion….always nice to have a stash waiting!

  2. These muffins look so amazing and that pecan glaze is making them totally awesome!!

  3. Adding a drippy glaze to a muffin? Heaven! Loving these!

  4. These look so tasty! I love that they use a whole can of pumpkin. I always forget about the partial can in my fridge. :3

  5. Oh so cute! And I’m a sucker for anything with maple glaze. I kind of feel as though I would eat the whole batch on Day 1, so no need to think about freezing!

  6. These are so cute! And I’m not done with pumpkin! Bring it on! 🙂

  7. I am still baking with pumpkin too! Especially muffins, since my kiddos ask for them almost every day. Love that you used Baileys here – it is so delicious! Pinned!

  8. I love the maple glaze on here! Thanks giving morning perfection!

  9. I never get tired of pumpkin. Keep it coming! Those muffins with that thick maple glaze is just what I need with my coffee. I am sooo making these!

  10. The pumpkin muffins drew me in, but that glaze made me want a dozen of these!

  11. These look like the perfect breakfast for Thanksgiving morning!

  12. Is it weird that I want to make these and eat all the tops? They look incredible!

  13. So I totally love pumpkin, but I think I am ready for the peppermint and eggnog now. Not before I try these babies though. I feel like I could pop 3 in my mouth and not even realize that. That could be trouble!! 🙂

  14. These look SO yummy. Gimme some coffee (with Baileys Coffee Creamer of course) and a few of these for breakfast and I’m good to go!

  15. Oh wow. I want a dozen of these muffins. And that glaze??!?!?!!! Swoon.

  16. Keep the pumpkin coming…I’m not ready for it to be over yet. Although I am ready for all things eggnog and peppermint. I love the glaze on these muffins!!! Totally wishing I had a few with my coffee this morning!

  17. julie

    How do you get to the recipes?

  18. I am currently obsessed with any kind of muffin! Looks delicious!

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