Cinnamon Sugar Bourbon Pumpkin Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Bourbon Pumpkin Muffins


3 1/3 cup sugar
¾ cup finely chopped pecans
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 15 oz can pumpkin
¾ cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
¼ cup bourbon or water

Bourbon Icing *optional
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp bourbon
2 tsp milk


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line twenty-four 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. In a small bowl combine 2/3 cup of the sugar, the pecans, and 1 tsp. of the cinnamon; set aside. In a very large bowl stir together flour, baking soda, salt, and the remaining 1 tsp. cinnamon. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

In a large bowl whisk together the remaining 2 2/3 cups sugar, the pumpkin, oil, eggs, and bourbon. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. Sprinkle with nut mixture.

Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups 10 minutes. Remove, cool on wire racks. If desired, drizzle with Bourbon Icing before serving.

Bourbon Icing

In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, bourbon, and enough milk to drizzling consistency.


24 muffins

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes