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Streusel Pumpkin Muffins

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
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 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
  • STREUSEL TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the pumpkin, buttermilk, eggs, molasses and orange zest. In a second bowl, 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.
  • For topping, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the muffin comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition 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.

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