Spice up your cool fall mornings with these delicious seasonal pumpkin applesauce muffins with a sweet maple glaze!
Mmm-mm… Who doesn’t love the warm, comforting, hearty flavors of autumn? This tasty recipe will hit the spot with several seasonal fall foods represented in these simple and delicious pumpkin applesauce muffins! Pumpkins and applesauce go perfectly together, and this is the perfect season for warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to give your tummy a comfortable and satisfied feeling. Oh yeah, and did I mention chocolate? 🙂
Use fresh pumpkin for the best results – and the most health benefits; you can make your own pumpkin puree easily by baking, steaming, or pressure cooking your pumpkin (she uses an Instant Pot in the recipe here), then scrape out the pulp and mash it finely or puree it in a food processor. And of course, homemade applesauce is the best!
Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins With Maple Glaze
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Yield: 24
- 4 eggs
- 1½ cups sugar
- ¾ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil or butter
- 2 cups cooked pumpkin or 15-ounce canned pumpkin
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
- Maple Glaze:
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (I put mine in a mason jar and put the immersion blender to it, voila powdered sugar)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl mix eggs, sugar, applesauce, oil, and pumpkin. Beat by hand until light and fluffy (or use an electric mixer).
- Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add chocolate chips and stir into pumpkin mixture until combined.
- Fill prepared muffin tins (makes approximately 24 muffins or 18 muffins and one small loaf) and bake muffins for approximately 22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
- While muffins are baking, melt butter, combine with maple syrup. Slowly whisk in powdered sugar.
- When muffins are slightly cooled, drizzle the glaze over the top. Try not to devour all in one sitting!