Pumpkin spiced muffins filled with toasted pecans and dipped in a sweet and boozy bourbon maple glaze! A must make this fall and holiday season!
I hope you guys aren’t completely tired of all the pumpkin recipes because I’ve got one more for you today, Pumpkin Pecan Muffins with Bourbon Maple Glaze. I started the month with pumpkin and I’m ending the month with pumpkin because it’s October and that’s what we do in October. Next month I won’t pump out quite so many recipes using it, but knowing me there will probably be a couple more before Thanksgiving.
I posted a picture of these muffins on Instagram about a week ago and you all really seemed to get excited about them. I don’t know if it was the pumpkin or the bourbon that got everyone excited…I’m going with the bourbon. Now don’t get me wrong these pumpkin pecan muffins are delicious without the glaze, and quite healthy too I might add. However, that bourbon maple glaze does something magical to the muffins. Obviously it makes them sweet, but the combination of the bourbon, maple, and pumpkin all in one bite…mind blowing!
I’ve never actually dipped a muffin in glaze before. Probably because I assumed this turned it more into dessert rather than breakfast, which FYI these muffins make an awesome dessert too. I couldn’t resist the idea of dipping them in that shiny, boozy glaze, of which several spoonfuls ended up in my mouth…shocker. Since they are a little fancier than the average batch of muffins you make to grab and eat on your way to work, I guess I would label these as brunch/weekend/special occasion muffins. With the holidays just around the corner I’m sure many of us will be hosting brunches or having a special breakfast with family. These pumpkin pecan muffins with bourbon maple glaze need to make an appearance on the table.
Family and friends will take one look at the glaze shimmering on top of the muffins, running down the sides and immediately be drawn to them. Then you’ll tell them there’s bourbon in the glaze and…game over. Those muffins will be gone before you can get one for yourself, so make sure to hide one in the kitchen before setting them out, you deserve it!