Pumpkin-Ale Muffins


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time32 mins
  • Makes12 muffins
Pumpkin-Ale Muffins

(Photo: Erik Putz)

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These muffins are a fall favourite, but if you want to make them year-round (they’re that good), and can’t get your hands on pumpkin ale, cream ale works just as well.


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp pumpkin-pie spice

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup pure pumpkin purée

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin ale or cream ale or apple juice

  • 1/4 cup canola oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 2 tbsp pepitas

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 tbsp quick oats


  • 2/3 cup icing sugar

  • 2 tbsp pumpkin ale


  • PREHEAT oven to 350F.

  • STIR flour with baking soda, pumpkin-pie spice and salt in a medium bowl.

  • WHISK eggs with brown sugar in a large bowl. Whisk in pumpkin purée, 1/3 cup ale, oil and vanilla. Whisk flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until combined. Spoon batter into greased muffin tin.

  • MIX flour, pepitas, brown sugar, unsalted butter and quick oats, and sprinkle over batter.

  • BAKE in centre of oven for 20 to 22 min.

  • WHISK icing sugar and pumpkin ale in a small bowl. Spoon over top of muffins.

Ingredient Tip: Pumpkin ale is sold in beer or liquor stores during the fall. Cream ale works just as well, or apple juice makes a kid-friendly substitution. 

Pumpkin-Ale Muffins

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