Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins with Maple Vanilla Glaze

Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins with Maple Vanilla Glaze

These are easy to whip up because you only have to use one bowl. And don’t forget to add the maple vanilla glaze. I was toying with the idea of skipping it but I’m so glad I didn’t. The glaze adds a nice sweetness to the what almost feels like a delicious gingerbread cake donut. Next time I make these I’ll be adding even more glaze! Yum!

Warm Gingerbread & Pumpkin Goodness

PUMPKIN GINGERBREAD MUFFINS

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • zest of half an orange (optional)
  • 1–1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2–1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

MAPLE VANILLA GLAZE

  • 1 cup confectioners (powdered) sugar, sifted
  • 1–2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

PUMPKIN GINGERBREAD MUFFINS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or lightly grease with butter or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin and egg until completely combined. Whisk in the vanilla, orange zest (if using), spices, and salt.
  3. Add the oil, molasses, and milk, stirring until completely combined after each addition. Add the sugars, and stir to combine.
  4. Add the baking powder and baking soda, and stir to combine. Fold in the flour until just mixed. Do not overbeat.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 400° F. Turn the oven temperature down to 375° F., and bake for an additional 7-9 minutes, until the muffin tops are set, and a cake tester inserted into the center of each muffin comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a baking rack to cool completely. Serve warm or at room-temperature.

MAPLE VANILLA GLAZE (OR FROSTING)

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and milk until the glaze is smooth and creamy. Stir in the maple syrup and vanilla. Add more or less milk to create a thicker/thinner consistency, if preferred.
  2. If glazing: While the muffins are still warm, dip the tops of each in the glaze, then place on a baking rack to cool and set.
  3. If frosting: Wait for the muffins to fully cool, then use a knife or small offset spatula to spread on the frosting.

Recipe from: Fork Knife Swoon.com

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