Pumpkin Crumb Muffins

Fall has finally arrived here in California!!!  I am going to enjoy every minute of it, well at least  until it warms back up to 90 degrees next week…  In the mean time, we kicked off the season by making these pumpkin muffins.  They are AMAZING!  You really must try them :)

Pumpkin Crumb Muffins With Cream Cheese Glaze
(makes 12)
For the crumb topping:
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter, melted
For the muffins:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin puree
For the cream cheese glaze:
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons of milk, for thinning

Preheat oven to 350.  For the crumb topping, use a fork to combine the butter, flour, and brown sugar until it forms coarse crumbs.  Place the crumb mixture in refrigerator to chill.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.

Use a mixer to cream together the butter and sugar.

Beat in one egg at a time.

Add in the vanilla and pumpkin.

Mix until combined.

Stir in the dry ingredients.

Be careful not to overmix.

Scoop the batter into a lined muffin pan filling it 3/4 of the way full.
Sprinkle with the chilled crumb topping.

Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
Let cool completely before glazing.

To make the glaze beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
Add about 2 tablespoons of milk to thin.

Scoop the  cream cheese glaze into a ziplock bag and snip the corner off with scissors.

Gently squeeze the bag to drizzle the cream cheese goodness over the muffins.


Source:  adapted from Every Craving

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  1. 1

    Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I love your blog by the way! All of your recipes look delicious :)
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    Maranda says:

    Hi,  I love your blog!  These muffins look great – I can’t wait to try them.  I have made your Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars so many times that I have lost count!  Everyone that I have made them for always asks for the recipe, so I refer them to your blog.  Do you mind telling me the brand and where you got the containers that you keep your flour and sugar in?  Thanks for sharing your great recipes with all of us! Maranda

    • 3
      Allie says:

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I use Modular Mates by Tupperware to store my flour, sugar, and so many other of my pantry staples in. They usually go on sale in January or February each year in case your interested in getting some :)

      • 4
        Maranda says:

        Thank you so much for replying about the containers.  I have been looking for containers to store my flour and sugar in, but just haven’t found any that I like.  Those containers look really neat, so I will check them out.  Also, thank you for the information on when they are usually on sale!  Thanks again, Maranda

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    Foodiewife says:

    What part of California has Fall? It’s 75 degrees here, and I’m wearing shorts and flip-flops! It’s going to be a beautiful weekend at Foodbuzz– excited to see you, again, at dinner! As for these– nom, nom. Seriously, I’d love to have these and I am sincere when I say “I’m making these”! Beautiful photo, too.
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  4. 6

    Pumpkin muffins is the best way to kick off fall! Especially when a cream cheese glaze is involved!
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  5. 7

    These look SO delicious, Allie!  I’m a big fan of extra crumb on my coffee cake and muffins and these deliver! :) plus, gorgeous pictures!!
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    Megan says:

    YUM! These look absolutely delicious.
    I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!