Recipe by BRETTNSHARA
"This is a moist and hearty breakfast muffin made with fresh pumpkin, oatmeal, and brown sugar."
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2 1/2 cups
pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 cups
packed brown sugar
I’m always pleased when I’m the first reviewer of a recipe and can write an enthusiastic and positive review. I do have my criticisms of this recipe, but they’re no biggies and don’t detract from the resulting muffin at all. First, don’t bother measuring out 1-1/2 c. of the pumpkin. After doing so there was so little left in the 15 oz. can that I just used all of it. Second, I found that just 1/4 c. of raisins was skimpy – so I added another 1/4 cup. My remaining criticisms are slightly more important. As I looked over the ingredients and then the batter itself, I could see this was going to make way more than 18 muffins; and so it did. I got 24 perfectly sized and rounded muffins. The instructions to make the streusel are unconventional, so I chose to prepare it in the standard manner of mixing the flour and sugar, adding the butter until crumbly (I use a fork) and finally the oats. Because there were 24 muffins, not 18, I was short of topping and had no motivation to drag things out again to make another batch. I had enough to top 12 muffins very nicely and chose to leave the other 12 without. With or without topping, they’re lovely. They’re light and fluffy, not heavy and dense. Without streusel they’d be great with cream cheese frosting, but they’re just perfect as is. They’re gorgeous too, and just as delicious as they are pretty, not overly sweet and lightly spiced, so the pumpkin unmistakably takes center stage. Bonus: the topping actually stays put!
too bland, needs a lot more pumpkin
Was craving something with pumpkin and this did the trick! So moist and great flavor, the only thing I would do differently is add some chopped pecans to the streusel...other than that perfect!
Update: I added a cream cheese filling to these muffins and it worked out perfectly! I made the filling out of: 8 ounces cream cheese, softened, 1 cup powdered sugar & 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. I then placed the mixture on plastic wrap and made a log out of it, wrapped it up and put in the freezer for a few hours and then just sliced it when I needed it to put in the center of the muffin batter. So good!
If I were to rate this as a regular size muffin I'd give it 4 stars, but as a mini muffin this gets 5! I was able to make 12 regular muffins and 40 mini muffins. Make sure to double the streusel mixture. Also, I added about 1/2 cup of finely chopped pecans to the streusel; so glad I did! I found that the minis had the perfect balance of streusel-to muffin for optimal flavor; de-friggin'-liscious! I've Pinned the recipe and will be making these numerous times this fall. Great to make, store half to eat within a few days and freeze the rest. Then, as you want a muffin or two, remove from freezer and heat in microwave. Thanks for sharing!
Oh my! Just a few things, as noted in the other reviews and I feel the same way...double the raisins, use the whole 15oz can of pumpkin, and you MUST double the streusel topping! I ended up with 24 muffins, but I suppose it depends on the size of your muffin cups. I filled my cups almost to the top, leaving only enough room for the topping and they came out looking great. These really are fabulous muffins!
Anyone who knows me knows I love to cook. My husband has been looking for a good pumpkin muffin. He was disappointed in Dunkin Doughnuts when he tried their pumpkin muffin. So I decided to give this one a try for him. This recipe was easy and taste awesome! He loved them as well as my daughter! You can't go wrong making theses muffins. Only thing different I did was to add a little more pumpkin spice, oatmeal and double the streusel topping( a must have). I am definitely pinning this one on pinterest.com!
This is the perfect recipe for fall! But I did have to -triple- the streusel (admit it, it's the best part!) to get a nice crunchy top to the 2 dozen mini and 9 full sized muffins the recipe made. I also had to improvise on the 'pumpkin pie spice' seeing as it's not something I keep in the cupboard, but a combination of 2.5 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger and 1/2 tsp cloves did the trick quite nicely.
Delicous pumpkin muffin. Followed recipe exactly. Next time I may try butterflymamma's cream cheese filling idea. Also pecans in the topping would be a great addition. Yum!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 96
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