Healthy Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins with Maple Vanilla Bean Glaze
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These pumpkin doughnut muffins are so moist and flavorful, you'd never guess that they are full of healthy wholesome ingredients! Perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Yield: 12 muffins
  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • ¾ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. pumpkin puree
  • ¼ c. coconut oil, olive oil or vegetable oil
  • ΒΌ c. pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • For the Vanilla Bean Glaze:
  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted
  • ½ c. powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla bean paste
  • 1½ tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a standard size muffin tin with baking spray (I like coconut oil spray), set aside.
  2. In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, pumpkin, oil, maple syrup, orange juice and eggs. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the the dry and wet ingredients, stirring together until just combined.
  4. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin (I like to use my large scoop or a #20 which is approximately 3.5 tablespoons) and place into the oven to bake for 18-20 minutes or until tops spring back when touched. Remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool in the pans for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, to make the glaze, heat the butter and maple syrup in a microwave safe bowl until the butter has melted. Add powdered sugar and vanilla bean paste, adding 1 tbsp. of milk or more until a smooth glaze forms. Dip the tops of the cooled muffins into the glaze, swirl to remove any excess.
-If omitting the glaze, try topping the muffins with coarse sugar.
-Nuts, chips and fruit make great additions to these muffins. About ¾ c. of one or a mix will do!

Recipe source: adapted from Pinch of Yum
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