Making these is like sprinkling your house with holiday love. The fragrant aroma of the pumpkin and cinnamon baking in the oven is heavenly. These muffins are dense, moist and topped with a scrumptious maple-cinnamon glaze that sends these little gems over the top.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice). Make a well in the middle of the bowl. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl add the soymilk and apple cider vinegar and whisk, let sit for 2 minutes(this is a great egg substitute trick) then add the rest of the wet ingredients (pumpkin puree, apple sauce, canola oil, agave syrup, and vanilla extract). Whisk together until combined.
Add your wet ingredients and pecans into the well of the dry ingredients’ bowl. With a spatula, mix and fold ingredients until combined. Don’t over mix- batter should be thick and sticky.
Place muffin cups in the mini muffin pan and lightly spray each cup with cooking spray oil. Fill each muffin cup to the top with batter. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Check for readiness by inserting a toothpick in the center of the muffin, if it comes out clean then it is ready.
While the muffins are baking, make the maple-cinnamon glaze. In a medium bowl add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup, and soymilk and mix with a fork until combined and smooth.
Once muffins are removed from the oven, allow to cool for 5-10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Once the muffins have cooled down, dip the tops into the maple-cinnamon glaze allowing the excess glaze to drip off before turning the muffin upside. Set aside and allow the glaze to dry then dip the muffins again into the glaze and allow them to dry before storing. Place the muffins in a large container to store.
Makes: 36 mini muffins
When making the glaze, if it comes out too thick add a drop of soy milk at a time and mix. The glaze is meant to be on the thicker side but should be spreadable. You don't want the glaze to be runny.
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