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Pumpkin Muffins with Pecan Streusel

Yield: 15 standard sized muffins
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins
Cooling Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 28 mins
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For the streusel:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For the muffins:

  • 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

To make the streusel:

  • Combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. (If you prefer, you could also combine the dry ingredients and butter in a food processor and pulse to blend.) Stir in the pecans. Set aside.

To make the muffins:

  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, water, pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Slowly fold in the flour mixture. Mix until ingredients are combined. Add ¾ cup of the streusel to the mixture and stir until the streusel is just distributed throughout the batter.
  • Divide batter among the muffin cups and top each muffin with remaining streusel. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • You can use walnuts instead of pecans, or omit the nuts, if desired.
  • Store these muffins in a sealed container for up to 3 days.


Serving: 0g, Calories: 342kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 163mg, Potassium: 101mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 2700IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1.5mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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