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Delicious Pumpkin Spice Streusel Muffins!

Pumpkin Spice Streusel Muffins

Pour a hot cup of coffee and grab one of these cinnamon-sugar studded Pumpkin Spice Streusel Muffins, stat! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Spice Streusel Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (or equivalent)
  • 1-2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 TBSP orange juice (from the same orange you zested)

STREUSEL TOPPING:

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin tin with parchment muffin liners and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and allspice in a bowl and whisk to incorporate.
  4. In a large bowl, combine wet ingredients: egg, pumpkin puree, oil, orange zest, and orange juice.
  5. Slowly sprinkle your flour mixture into the wet ingredients, stirring with a fork until just moistened. The batter will be thick and sticky.
  6. Pour batter into muffin liners, filling 3/4 for larger muffins or at the 1/2 way mark for smaller muffins. Recipe yields 9 larger muffins or 12 smaller ones.
  7. Top with your streusel.
  8. Place muffins in the oven, then immediately decrease the oven to 350 degrees F. The higher bake time in the beginning helps the muffins rise fast + high, love this trick!
  9. Bake on the center rack in the center of the oven for 20-22 minutes, using a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf to test doneness. If making 12 smaller muffins, check them at the 18 minute mark.
  10. Commence faceplant!
  11. Serve with your choice of butter, apple butter, pumpkin butter, peanut butter, or any spread your heart desires! They're great on their own and great with a tasty topping too!

Recipe Notes

Craving pumpkin spice streusel bread instead? Perfecto! See tips below:

For a loaf, pour batter into a greased or parchment paper lined 8x4 inch loaf pan. Top with streusel and bake at 350 degrees F for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick comes clean from the center. Allow to cool on a wire cooling rack, then slice and serve with your choice of butter, apple butter, pumpkin butter, peanut butter, or any spread your heart desires!