Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Cider Muffins with Cider Walnut Glaze

Fall is definitely here in Chicago Land.  We have been  having "normal temperatures for this time of year.  It isn't Fall for me until I have had my first glass of apple cider, piping hot with a cinnamon stick, and candy corn.  I know that I'm a little behind the schedule, but I've been busy with Dr. Appts.. Because I already made Oatmeal Apple Muffins, what other Fall flavor goes well with Cider, and the answer is pumpkin.  I  bought a can of pumpkin at the grocery store last week, and had been perusing various pumpkin recipes, and then got the idea to pair pumpkin and apple cider, two of my favorite fall flavors.  No wonder, Fall is my favorite season. This Pumpkin Cider Muffin with Cider Walnut Glaze has all of the pumpkin spices, as well as the cider.  Then the glaze has cider and walnuts, mmm.  Below is a picture of two of my fall favorites.

So getting back to the muffins, here is the recipe that I adapted from


1 3/4 c. unbleached flour
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. apple cider
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. cooked pumpkin
1/2 c. raisins (optional)

Combine flour, sugar, baking soda,  spices, and salt. Mix well. In separate bowl combine remaining ingredients. Mix well. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Pour into muffin tins, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until pick inserted, comes out clean.


2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
2-3 tbsp. apple cider
1/3 c. walnuts, finely chopped

Combine powdered sugar and cider in bowl until desired consistency.  May have to add more powdered sugar or cider to get desired consistency.  Spread glaze with spoon Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.


  1. What a delicious combination!these look fantastic!

    1. So delicious. My kids will love this Food. I will try this one for my dinner. Thank you for your useful instruction!

  2. @ Dimah Thanks for the comments!

  3. How funny, you put candy corns in your cider. I'm glad I'm not the only one with a sweet tooth. These muffins look so good, can you believe I haven't made pumpkin anything yet. I finally did your bidding and tagged everyone, thanks for sharing the fun with me!

  4. I'm your newest happy follower.

  5. Gina- These muffins are wonderful! My neighbor at two of them. Thanks for playing tag:)

    Moogie-Thanks for following!

  6. Wow, these look so delicious. I love the flavors of cider is one of my favorite warm drinks. Thank you for sharing this with me, but more importantly, thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers. They mean so much to me.

  7. @Monet,

    Baby Ryan and your faimly are in my thoughts and prayers every day, hoping for a miracle. HUGS to you!


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