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Pumpkin Mini Muffin Bites – An Easy Dessert Recipe For Two!

One of my favorite Fall recipes to make are these Pumpkin Mini Muffin Bites. Little muffins flavored with pumpkin puree with a sweet glaze drizzled on top.

The only problem is that I can’t decide if they should be served for dessert, or for breakfast, or for a snack in the middle of the day.

I happen to think all three times are the perfect time to enjoy these little muffin bites.

Although this recipe makes 10 mini muffins, it is the perfect amount for two people. I can guarantee you that they will be gone in a day or two as they are irresistible.

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Pumpkin mini muffin bites ready to be served for breakfast or dessert. They also make for the perfect snack to hold you over in the middle of the day.

Mini Pumpkin Muffin Bites

INGREDIENTS

Pumpkin puree
Unsalted butter, melted
Granulated sugar
Honey or Agave Nectar
Egg yolk
All-purpose flour
Pumpkin pie spice
Baking soda
Salt

Glaze Ingredients

Confectioner’s sugar
Milk

INSTRUCTIONS

The first step in making pumpkin mini muffins is the preheat the oven. Then spray 10 cups in a mini muffin pan with non-stick baking spray.

Instead of spray you could line 10 cups with paper or silicone muffin liners. Set the pan aside.

Then in a small bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, melted butter, sugar, honey and egg yolk. Mix until well blended.

Add the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt to the bowl. Stir together, just until incorporated.

pumpkin batter
Pumpkin muffin batter ready to be poured into a mini muffin tin.

Do not over mix or your muffins will be dense once baked.

Once you have the pumpkin mini muffin batter prepared, divide it evenly between the prepared muffin cups.

Then carefully place the pan in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes. The muffins are done when or a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Remove the pan from the oven and then allow the mini muffin bites to cool for at least 10 minutes before removing them from the pan.

Then set the muffins on a cooling rack to allow them to cool completely.

cooked mini pumpkin muffin bites
The muffins are done baking when a toothpick that is placed in the center of the muffin comes out clean.

Glaze Topping Instructions

While the muffins are cooling, prepare the glaze topping.

In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioner’s sugar and milk. You want the glaze thick but able to be drizzled on top of the pumpkin mini muffins.

If it needs thinned, add a little more milk until the desired consistency is reached. Set the glaze aside until the muffins are completely cooled.

Mix the glaze one more time and then drizzle the glaze over the tops of the muffin bites.

glaze ingredients
When you mix the glaze ingredients together you may need to add a little more milk to thin it out. However, you do want the glaze to be thick but have the consistency that it can be drizzled on top of the muffins.

Serve immediately or store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Freezer Instructions

Mini Pumpkin Muffin Bites can be stored frozen for your enjoyment later.

Place the muffins on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for at least an hour. Then place them in an air tight container and place in the freezer for up to 6 months.

What To Make With Leftover Pumpkin Puree

Although you could freeze the leftover pumpkin puree, here are some other pumpkin recipes that you might enjoy.

Be sure to check out the Recipe Index Page and get more fantastic recipes for two!

Enjoy! Mary

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pumpkin mini muffin bites

Mini Pumpkin Muffin Bites

Yield: 10 mini muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Mini muffins flavored with pumpkin puree and then drizzled with a sweet glaze.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Spray 10 holes in a mini muffin pan with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, melted butter, sugar, honey and egg yolk. Mix until well blended.
  4. Add the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt to the bowl. Stir together, just until incorporated. Do not over mix.
  5. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin holes, and bake for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the mini muffin bites to cool completely, before removing them from the pan.

Glaze Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioner's sugar and milk. You want the glaze thick, but if it needs thinned, add a little more milk until the desired consistency is reached.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the tops of the cooled mini pumpkin muffin bites.
  3. Serve immediately or store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Notes

Mini Pumpkin Muffin Bites can be stored frozen. Flash freeze on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Then place in an air tight container and place in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 138Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 48mgSodium 55mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 2g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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