Chocolate-Glazed Ginger-Pumpkin Muffins

This pumpkin recipe is a keeper -- especially with the luscious chocolate glaze on top. These pumpkin muffins are the perfect breakfast on a busy morning.

Chocolate-Glazed Ginger-Pumpkin Muffins
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
18 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 8 mins
16 muffins


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • cup granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 2 eggs

  • Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line sixteen 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.

  2. In a small bowl stir together the pumpkin, melted butter, buttermilk, and eggs. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups.

  3. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centers of muffins comes out clean. Remove muffins from muffin cups; cool completely on a wire rack.

  4. Dip the tops of the muffins into the Chocolate Glaze, allowing excess glaze to drip off. Place dipped muffins upright on the wire rack. Sprinkle tops of muffins with chopped crystallized ginger. Let stand for 30 minutes or until glaze sets.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

240 Calories
12g Fat
31g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 137mg 3%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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