Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pumpkin Mini Muffins with Maple Praline Pecan Frosting

Ok, I promised 2 recipes this week... this one is AMAZING...holy first I was not sure if I liked the frosting as it is buttery but with each bite it was just! And for some reason I LOVE them cold. We refrigerated them to keep them away from ants and...amazing, do try them!

Pumpkin Muffins (a.k.a previous pumpkin bread recipe)

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups solid pack pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups white sugar
2/3 cup water
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all the dry ingredients, make sure everything is evenly mixed in.
Mix all wet ingredients, incorporating fully.
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet, mixing in thoroughly before adding more.

Spray mini muffin pans with a non-stick baking spray and fill with pumpkin batter. They will not raise too much, so be sure to fill almost full.

Bake at 350 degrees approx 15 minutes.

Cool completely before frosting. (frosting recipe follows)

Maple Praline Pecan Frosting

1 stick of butter
8 0z cream cheese
2c powdered sugar
1/2 c maple syrup
1 c chopped or smashed praline pecans

Simply blend together the butter and cream cheese, add powdered sugar; blending again. Add maple and pecans stirring until combined. Frosting will be more liquid than a cake frosting, so an easy and even way to coat the mini muffins is to hold them and dip them into the frosting then swirl and let the excess drip off. Can top the finished muffins with a pecan half or chopped pieces if so desired.


  1. oh my. my oh my. those sound so SCRUMPTOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! drooling here! These may have to make it on the Thanksgiving table!!!

  2. lol let me know if you try them, Michelle. They really are amazingly delicious...and after you have eaten definitely want another...they are addictive!

  3. yummm, I think I'm hungry for some buttery goodness :)

  4. those sound delish. And not too hard to make, either! I think my family has those to look forward to next week.

  5. mmhmm, I know you are too, Ann! :P

    Amber.. believe me, if I can make 'em, anyone can make 'em lol

  6. Oh, wow...I have been so hungry for something like this...and since I am getting ready to grocery shop (1st major shopping trip in 4 months...yes, you read correct...Mother Hubbard's cupboard is empty!, I will add the ingredients to the list!

    PS Love your new additions at MLAS!

  7. They look soooo good - I'm saving that recipe! Thanks!!

  8. Are you trying to make me fat? Those look deeeevine

  9. lol definitely no fat involved ... My sister will think up some devine way to keep the calories out of it...

    Oh wait...I think if you eat them with your eyes closed it doesn't count!

    :) Nessa... I am glad you like the looks of em, but really...*wipes her computer screen*

    Vickie, my pleasure!

    Kajun...seriously 4 months! WOW! I can not go without 3 days usually for running out of at least something! hehe. If you try 'em let me know how you like 'em!


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