Easy Pumpkin Muffins

Are these a dessert?  A bread option to go with Thanksgiving dinner?  A breakfast treat?  A mid afternoon snack?   Yes — to all of the above.  These easy pumpkin muffins are super moist (thank you, sour cream), with those great fall spices in the bread and the topping.  Add some chopped pecans to the streusel mixture if you like, about 1/4 cup.

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

Pumpkin muffins are delicious as is, but when you add a layer of crumbly sweet streusel topping, they become something special.   This streusel topping is good for all kinds of muffins, from zucchini to apple, elevating them to something that feels bakery-professional.  Streusel topping takes about 5 minutes to put together and sprinkle on the batter, so it’s a lot of payoff for a little bit of extra time.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Cinnamon and cloves add their warm fall/holiday flavor to these muffins.  You could also add ½ teaspoon of ground ginger, or replace all of the spices with 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin spice mix.

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins: These easy pumpkin muffins are super moist (thank you, sour cream), with those great fall spices in the muffins and the streusel topping. 

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How to Make the Best Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter 12 muffin tins, or line them with paper liners and spray with nonstick spray.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.  In a large bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, sour cream, and pumpkin puree.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir or whisk just until combined.  Scoop into the prepared muffin tins, filling them about ¾ full.    

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins: Pumpkin muffins are delicious as is, but when you add a layer of crumbly sweet streusel topping, they become something special.

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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

In the same small bowl you used to mix the dry ingredients, make the Streusel Topping.  Combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.  Add the chilled butter and use your fingers to rub the butter into the other ingredients until a crumbly texture is created.  Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the batter in the pan.

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Bake for about 25 minutes, until a wooden skewer or a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean.  

Cool the muffins in the pan on a wire rack.

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

These easy pumpkin streusel muffins are super moist (thank you, sour cream), with those great fall spices in the bread and the topping.
Yield: 18 Muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

For the Muffins

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

For the Streusel Topping

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) chilled unsalted butter , cut into small pieces

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter 12 muffin tins, or line them with paper liners and spray with nonstick spray.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. In a large bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, sour cream, and pumpkin puree. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir or whisk just until combined. Scoop into the prepared muffin tins, filling them about ¾ full.
  • In the same small bowl you used to mix the dry ingredients, make the Streusel Topping. Combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add the chilled butter and use your fingers to rub the butter into the other ingredients until a crumbly texture is created. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the batter in the pan.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, until a wooden skewer or a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean. Cool the muffins in the pan on a wire rack.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition values are provided as an estimate. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.

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