Streusel Pumpkin Muffins Recipe
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Streusel Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

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These nicely spiced muffins are a great accompaniment to any meal - or try them for breakfast, dessert or a snack. The pumpkin flavor is complemented by a sweet brown sugar topping. -Connie Pietila, Atlantic Mine, Michigan
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 229 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 336mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the pumpkin, buttermilk, eggs, molasses and orange peel. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture just until blended. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  2. For topping, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Pumpkin Streusel Muffins in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p31

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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 236952
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"Wow! These muffins are great! My husband and I really enjoyed the hint of orange and molasses, and we both agreed that this is our new favorite. I added 1/4 c. cinnamon chips to the batter and sprinkled a few more over the streusel before baking, which I will definitely do again."

MJMM User ID: 3717070 52510
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"Delicious! I made these muffins just as written and will definitely make them often. Not as dense as my other muffins recipes, due to less pumpkin."

jmhoesch User ID: 7482375 30297
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"These were really good. I did omit the orange zest and I added a maple cream cheese filling. AMAZING........................"

yuehching User ID: 224401 22888
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"Excellent recipe. This is exactly what I am looking for. Perfect amount of sweetness. Friends and family loved them. It?s definitely a keeper."

jlynnalvarez89 User ID: 6532282 22833
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013


These were so delicious, the streusel topping was amazing, although I made half without it and stirred in some raisins and they turned out just as great.
Only ingredient I would omit next time would be the orange zest, a little too citrusy for me.
I also made these without the molasses since I did not have any at hand.
Thanks for the recipe!!!"

Foreverdixie User ID: 6641314 77413
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"So tender and delicious - I think they are going to be my favorite pumpkin muffin. Use the greater amount of pumpkin pie spice in the recipe - it makes it so much more flavorful (I have made it both ways). Very good!"

scidork04 User ID: 6293912 73662
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"Everyone in my family loves these muffins!"

[email protected] User ID: 4276232 73652
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"This recipe is great. Everyone who had a taste of it, keeps asking for more."

levick20 User ID: 5413265 75647
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"Made these for my family because I had extra pumpkin in the refrigerator. I over beat them by accident, instead of hand mixing them, but they were still a big hit! Also, I had a lot of left over topping, so I'm going to half that next time. Very good overall! Will make again most likely"

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 75529
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"Best pumpkin muffin recipe I've ever made! Not only best tasting, but not too dense and heavy. I did prepare it in the quick bread method (combine dry ingredients, combine wet ingredients including melted butter, and stir the wet into the dry ingrendients). I also added a handful of chopped walnuts to the batter."

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