During the fall in the village here, I always love that we have pumpkins sold directly on our way to school every morning. We have access to all sorts of delicious types of pumpkins and squash that I can grab on the way home from teaching the kiddos to make pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin pie, and these delicious pumpkin streusel muffins!
Pumpkin Streusel Muffins Recipe
I love the way that fall spices make our house smell delicious, and trust me, your home will seriously smell amazing after you bake these! They are such a perfect fall treat – sweet and comforting for autumn dessert craving.
Lately, my toddler has decided that she’s just going to cut sleep out of both of our lives. I had written about this in one of my newsletters and one of my sweet readers had suggested increasing the practical life experiences I offer Natasha (almost two). While she generally wants to be with me ALL (and yes! I mean ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the time since we co-sleep), it’s been a bit frustrating to get anything done when she’s tired, cranky, and well, since we all have been needing some more sleep than what we have been getting.
However, this email really helped me to rethink how I go about our daily routine and her experiences with me. These super tasty muffins were one of my attempts to get both Natasha and Yvann (6 years old) involved in a fun task together with me. I have to admit that I probably haven’t been the funnest mom lately with back to school, teaching, and well, just life being stressful. Cooking, housekeeping, those are responsibilities and chores for me, but my children, like most others, enjoy being able to participate in these routines and feel helpful.
So, we grabbed some pumpkins on the way home from school, and had a fun afternoon of baking something that didn’t need to happen, but was a total treat! We had a great afternoon of bonding and baking!
Really, this recipe is pretty easy and a fun one to make with the kids!
After you mix up all the wet ingredients (butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs, pumpkin), you add the dry ingredients to them. Once you mix everything together and get it to the right consistency, your muffins will be almost ready to go in the oven!
Just add some delicious topping for another layer of yum! These were such a fantastic treat, and now we are totally hooked!
Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Cook Time: 25 minutes
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (premium)
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 4 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons water (maybe more)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place liners in muffin pan.
- In a mixer bowl (or large bowl), add butter and sugar. Cream together.
- Add vanilla, eggs, and pumpkin.
- Once well mixed together, add in dry ingredients slowly. Once the batter is smooth, then it’s ready.
- Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop in batter into each liner.
- In a small bowl, add in sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter. Toss well with a fork to make the streusel topping.
- Place some of the topping onto each muffin top.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 C) for 25 minutes.
- Let muffins cool completely.
- Mix powdered sugar and water in a bowl until you get a nice, thick, but runny icing.
- Drizzle the muffin tops by using a spoon to go back and forth over the top.