Cinnamon-Sugar Bourbon-Pumpkin Muffins


A drizzle of bourbon in the batter makes these pumpkin muffins extra rich, while a sweet and crunchy cinnamon-sugar and pecan topping makes these muffins sugary enough for dessert.

Cinnamon-Sugar Bourbon-Pumpkin Muffins
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
24 muffins


  • 3 ⅓ cup sugar

  • ¾ cup finely chopped pecans

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 3 eggs

  • ¼ cup bourbon or water

Bourbon Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon bourbon

  • 2 teaspoon milk


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

265 Calories
10g Fat
41g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 76mg 2%
Folate, total 32mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*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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