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The discussion in my head went something like this:

I require pumpkin muffins NOW.

However that oil and sugar. Dern.

Therefore started the mission for a healthy pumpkin muffin that still tasted like a delicious pumpkin muffin. The initial variation of these Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins was in fact a dish from a bed and breakfast– charming, best? This “healthy” variation follows a fundamental guideline of halves.

This dish is essentially 5 easy things: blend the damp, blend the dry, blend them both together, bake, and glaze. I enjoy dishes that can be described in one sentence.

Muffin mix in two blue bowls.

Let’s talk muffin tops. I imply jumbo, puffy, additional big, over-proportionate, why even trouble with the little nubbin base sort of muffin tops. Muffin tops are essentially the body and soul of the muffin, and I will not take no for a response.

I’ll let you in on among my most expert baking suggestions: I get additional ideal domes for my muffin tops by scooping them into the muffin tin utilizing an ice cream scoop with a thumb button. What are those called once again?

Yes, they’re going to be substantial. However do not question for one 2nd whether you’re going to pass away and go to muffin leading paradise when those fluffy things come out of the oven. The scoop simply works, yo.

Muffin mix in a blue bowl and being scooped into a muffin tin.

Factor # 8274 why I enjoy these muffins: they are rough and rough and simply strangely stunning when they come out of the oven.

It resembles this rough baked pumpkin surface that is in some way completely expanded right in the middle is simply pleading to be smothered with smooth maple glaze to make the most unbelievable muffin leading art.

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins on a drying rack.

Which brings me to the glaze.

THE GLAZE. I could not enjoy it more. I did not stint the butter and sugar for the glaze since this glaze is not to be tinkered. Like, wowz. I ‘d be unfortunate if you didn’t make the muffins, however I ‘d be sadder if you never ever provided yourself the possibility to make the very best glaze ever.

It tastes like maple and butter, preserves this thick and velvety consistency, and sets within seconds. When you get it ideal, it diminishes the sides simply enough to get you those significantly beautiful drips however stops leaking previously striking the counter. That’s what I call winning. When it sets, it gets that good dry to the touch example going on, however then you bite in while it’s still warm and you get the velvety cream-ness of the butter and maple up in your mouth.

I can’t even. ♥

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins on parchment paper.

The time is now. Go forth and make your muffins.

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Healthy Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins

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These Healthy Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins utilize entire grains, less oil, and less sugar to make a jumbo fall muffin. Yummm.


For the Muffins

For the Glaze


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix the dry components (flours, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and sugar). In a different bowl, blend the damp components (pumpkin, oil, maple syrup, milk, and eggs).
  2. Integrate the dry and damp components in a big blending bowl, stirring till simply integrated. Fill each muffin tin practically to the leading with a scoop of batter– I like to utilize an old made ice cream scoop with the little thumb press to get a good rounded top.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or till tops are puffy and bounce back when you push them. Get rid of from the muffin pan and let cool prior to glazing.
  4. For the glaze, melt butter in pan. Include powdered sugar and vanilla– it will be thick and sticky. Stir in maple syrup. Include water till wanted consistency is reached.

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