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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

These yummy pumpkin muffins have a buttery streusel on top. They are a fabulous way to start your day and will go perfectly with your favorite fall coffees and teas.


two pumpkin muffins stacked on top of each other

      Start your day off with a taste of fall! These soft pumpkin muffins are like a warm hug for your taste buds. The streusel topping makes them feel extra special. They will be perfect enjoyed with your pumpkin spice latte or hot tea. They are quick and easy to bake up so they can become a staple of your kitchen all autumn long.


     Having tasty muffins on hand makes mornings go so much smoother.  They are a great grab and go breakfast on busy mornings. 

    They are also perfect for a leisurely morning with a great beverage and a newspaper or a friend. No matter the occasion, they are a great answer!


looking down on a plate with a streusel covered muffin

Making great muffins 


Don't over mix your batter. Just like with cakes and pancakes, you want to mix until the batter is just combined.

Mixing too much can lead to tough muffins. So mix by hand and just until it is a uniform batter.

If you'd like to whip up the batter the night ahead, just cover and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake it up. The rested batter rises well and has a super tender crumb.

stack of streusel covered pumpkin muffins



Feel free to toss in a handful of dried cranberries, nuts, or chocolate chips if you so desire. The are wonderful on their own, but a few mix ins never hurt a thing! 

I love using a large cookie scoop to portion out the batter. It makes the muffins uniform in size and keeps the mess to a minimum.

If you don't have a large cookie scoop, an ice cream scoop also works. Just fill it just shy of full.

You can use a greased muffin tin or line the wells with paper cupcake liners. Both methods work fabulously.

pumpkin muffins ready to eat


 

Storing your muffins 


     I love baking up a batch or two of muffins on the weekend and enjoying some fresh. Then I freeze the rest for later.

     You can grab a frozen muffin and stick it in the microwave for ten to fifteen seconds and it's like having a fresh from the oven muffin! If you have a few flavors of muffins in the freezer, you can keep things interesting with no effort during the week.

   If you think you are going to gobble up the batch within a week of baking you can store them in an airtight container on the counter. They should stay fresh and delicious!

pumpkin muffin and cup of coffee ready for breakfast



If you do happen to let them sit too long and you do end up with dry muffins, don't despair! Dry muffins can be made into a simple bread pudding or fabulous croutons.

Just imagine a lovely fall salad with craisins, apples and bits of crunchy pumpkin muffin croutons. I think I want some pecans and gorgonzola on mine as well!

You can also bring back a dry muffin by sprinkling it with a tiny bit of water and popping it in the microwave for a few seconds. Use a spritz bottle with a little water or a few drops on your fingers.


pumpkin muffins with cups of coffee ready to eat

More great muffins

Make a batch of each of these muffins and you will have great breakfasts at a moment's notice all autumn long. You are going to be so happy you put in the effort now!

For another fun fall muffin treat, why not try Grandpa's pumpkin apple muffins. They smell amazing while they bake and taste even better!

Banana oat muffins are loaded with the good stuff. Plus they have oatmeal mixed in to help you feel full all morning long. 

If you happen to have some sourdough starter on hand, try making fall harvest sourdough muffins.  They have all of the autumn classics mixed in and maintain that soft muffin texture you love. 

For something a little different, mix up some orange pistachio muffins. They give you a little citrus kick to start your day off right. 

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breakfast
American
Yield: 12 Servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
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Streusel Topped Pumpkin Muffins

Streusel Topped Pumpkin Muffins

Start your day off with a taste of fall! These soft pumpkin muffins are like a warm hug for your taste buds. The streusel topping makes them feel extra special. They will be perfect enjoyed with your pumpkin spice latte or hot tea. They are quick and easy to bake up so they can become a staple of your kitchen all autumn long.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 22 MinTotal time: 37 Min

Ingredients:

Muffins
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ½  cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
Streusel Topping
  • ½  cup flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½  teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼  cup butter, cold and diced

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin or line the wells with paper liners.
  2. Prepare the streusel topping by combining the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla in a small bowl. Work in the butter with your fingers or a couple of forks. Mix until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Meanwhile prepare the muffin batter. In a bowl beat the pumpkin puree with the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin pie spice. Add half the flour and stir until evenly incorporated. Pour the milk and mix to combine.  Add the remaining flour and baking powder and mixing until just combined.
  4. Divide the batter between the muffins cups and top each with around 2 Tablespoons streusel topping.
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean.

Calories

224.48

Fat (grams)

9.79

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.20

Carbs (grams)

30.73

Fiber (grams)

1.26

Net carbs

29.47

Sugar (grams)

12.84

Protein (grams)

3.85

Sodium (milligrams)

131.60

Cholesterol (grams)

41.98
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These yummy pumpkin muffins have a buttery streusel on top. They are a fabulous way to start your day and will go perfectly with your favorite fall coffees and teas.


Start your day off with a taste of fall! These soft pumpkin muffins are like a warm hug for your taste buds. The streusel topping makes them feel extra special. They will be perfect enjoyed with your pumpkin spice latte or hot tea. They are quick and easy to bake up so they can become a staple of your kitchen all autumn long.





14 comments:

  1. You know my love of pumpkin so I am all over these. They look sooo good!

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    1. I knew you would be excited about these! Bring on the pumpkin!

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  2. I'd love one of these scrumptious muffins with my coffee this morning. They look amazing!

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    1. I wish I could send one over to you. Thank you!

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  3. These look so good and I bet taste delicious Carlee! YUM!

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  4. I have been making muffins weekly since school started and these look perfect to try for next week's breakfast before the kids get on the bus!

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    1. That is such a great idea. Muffins are such a great quick breakfast for school mornings. I hope you all love these!

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  5. I thought that I had made everything Pumpkin that there was to make, but I don't think that I have ever made Pumpkin Streusel muffins, or had any for that matter. These look delicious!

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  6. These muffins look super yummy. Pinned. Thank you for joining our Everything Fall 2020 party. We're open all month. Come back and link up again! Best wishes, Linda Linda @crafts a La mode

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  7. They look perfect and yummy. Would love to try it one day...

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