Maple Pumpkin Muffins

by Melissa on October 28, 2008

My sister-in-laws baby shower started at 11am, so we wanted to have some breakfast type foods set out as people arrived. I made these mini-muffins, as well as raspberry almond mini-muffins. These muffins had a great pumpkin flavor and were very moist. The only thing I might do differently next time would be to increase the maple syrup a bit, I would have preferred a stronger maple flavor.

Maple Pumpkin Muffins

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

In a large bowl, combine the flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Whisk the eggs, pumpkin, milk, oil and 1 tablespoon syrup; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans. 
   
 In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining brown sugar and syrup until smooth. Gently stir into batter until mixture appears swirled.
    Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups about three-fourths full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
  **I got 24 mini-muffins, plus 2 regular size muffins.

Recipe from Taste of Home.

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Cate October 28, 2008 at 8:14 pm

Ooh I love the flavor combination here! Can’t wait to try these!

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Kate October 28, 2008 at 9:18 pm

I also really like all the maple pumpkin combos I’ve seen lately, I haven’t seen it before.

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katie102006 October 29, 2008 at 6:56 am

That sounds absolutely fabulous on a cold autumn morning. YUM!

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