Healthy pumpkin doughnut muffins with maple vanilla bean glaze – life made simple

Fall just wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin muffins. Banana bread with coconut milk They’re my favorite! You’ve probably noticed that I already have quite a few recipes for them in my index. Eggless banana cake with condensed milk This time however, I thought we’d lighten things up, make them a little bit healthier. Banana poke cake with condensed milk Sure they’re topped with a maple vanilla bean glaze, but that’s totally optional- the muffins themselves are pretty hearty and wholesome.


I like to call these my “feel good about eating 5 of them in one sitting doughnut muffins.” They’re that delicious and good for you. Banana pudding recipe with condensed milk and cream cheese How could a doughnut muffin be good for you? Well to start, let’s just go ahead and define doughnut muffin. Healthy banana bread applesauce I use this term because of their rough and bumpy tops and dense texture. Bread machine banana nut bread They’re sort of like baked doughnuts. Cool? Ok, now let’s move on to the good stuff, the ingredients…

To start you’re going to want to whisk together a combination of whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour. Recipe for banana chocolate chip muffins Using both flours ensures that these muffins are healthy while maintaining a light and tender crumb. Starbucks banana nut bread calories Add some baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt to the flours and you’re dry ingredients are ready to go. National banana bread day In a separate bowl combine the pumpkin puree (I like to use organic because it’s slightly more moist), oil (any kind of oil works, I used olive and you cannot detect any of its flavor), pure maple syrup (yep, it’s the good stuff), brown sugar (I love Zulka’s brown pure cane sugar– it’s less processed and more flavorful), orange juice (don’t worry, you can’t taste this one either), and eggs. Banana oatmeal bread recipe Whisk those together and then slowly incorporate your dry ingredients into the wet. Difference between banana bread and banana cake A soft batter should form, it will look relatively thick for muffin batter, but don’t worry, it’ll all turn out in the end 😉

Scoop the muffins into a well greased pan (I love to use my Trader Joe’s coconut oil spray) and pop them into the oven. Banana recetas Bake them for 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees until the tops are set and they look rough and bumpy. 1 banana banana bread Did I mention they look like little mountains? Mountains that are desperately begging for some snow. Banana comic That’s where the maple vanilla bean glaze comes in.

It’s divine. Banana pictures funny Don’t skip out on it. Banana pictures Heat your butter and syrup, add you vanilla bean paste, milk and some powdered sugar. Banana chiquita Again, I used Zulka’s powdered pure cane sugar because I wanted to go as “natural” as possible. Healthy banana and blueberry bread Once you’ve got that whipped up, dip (or dunk) your muffins in it. Calories in starbucks banana bread Not only will they look gorgeous but they’ll taste AMAZING too, I promise. Calories in banana nut bread When you give these to your friends and family to try they’ll never know how healthy they are! Suckers. Banana bread recipe If you love pumpkin muffins and crave them like I do, you’ve gotta try this version… you’ll never go back!

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Recipe for banana bread Lightly spray a standard size muffin tin with baking spray (I like coconut oil spray), set aside.

• In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt.

• In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, pumpkin, oil, maple syrup, orange juice and eggs. Easy banana bread recipe Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the the dry and wet ingredients, stirring together until just combined.

• 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. Easy banana bread 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.

• Meanwhile, to make the glaze, heat the butter and maple syrup in a microwave safe bowl until the butter has melted. Best banana bread recipe Add powdered sugar and vanilla bean paste, adding 1 tbsp. Banana nut bread of milk or more until a smooth glaze forms. How to make banana bread 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. Moist banana bread recipe About ? c. Moist banana bread of one or a mix will do!

I made these tonight with a few changes since I didn’t have any maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, nor did I have orange juice, I substituted honey for the maple syrup in the muffins and brown sugar for the maple syrup in the glaze, I used extra cinnamon and nutmeg instead of pumpkin pie spice and milk instead of orange juice, they were still amazing!!!!!! The only difference I noticed was the glaze was a bit darker but still tasted wonderful!

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