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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

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These yummy pumpkin muffins have a buttery streusel on top. They are a fabulous way to start your day and will go perfectly with your favorite fall coffees and teas.

Plate with two pumpkin muffins with crumb topping stacked on top of each other with more muffins and coffee mugs in the background.

Start your day off with a taste of fall! These soft pumpkin muffins are like a warm hug for your taste buds. The butter crumb topping makes them feel extra special.

They will be perfect enjoyed with your pumpkin spice latte or hot tea. They are quick and easy to bake up so they can become a staple of your kitchen all autumn long.

looking down on a plate with a streusel covered muffin.

Having tasty muffins on hand makes mornings go so much smoother.  They are a great grab and go breakfast on busy mornings. 

They are also perfect for a leisurely morning with a great beverage and a newspaper or a friend. No matter the occasion, they are a great answer!

Tips for Making Great Muffins

Don’t over mix your batter. Just like with cakes and pancakes, you want to mix until the batter is just combined.

Mixing too much can lead to tough muffins. So mix by hand and just until it is a uniform batter.

If you’d like to whip up the batter the night ahead, just cover and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake it up. The rested batter rises well and has a super tender crumb.

stack of streusel covered pumpkin muffins.

Feel free to toss in a handful of dried cranberries, nuts, or chocolate chips if you so desire. The are wonderful on their own, but a few mix ins never hurt a thing! 

I love using a large cookie scoop to portion out the batter. It makes the muffins uniform in size and keeps the mess to a minimum.

If you don’t have a large cookie scoop, an ice cream scoop also works. Just fill it just shy of full.

You can use a greased muffin tin or line the wells with paper cupcake liners. Both methods work fabulously.

The Crumb Topping

Pumpkin muffins are fabulous on their own and you could certainly make just the base of this recipe and be perfectly happy.

But adding a buttery crumb topping is sure to take them to the next level. Besides, making a quick streusel topping is easy to do.

Just mix together a little bit of sugar, flour and cinnamon and add some cold butter. You can cut the butter in with a fork or use your fingers to work it together until you have a mixture that resembles small crumbs.

I like to keep the mixture cold while making the batter for the muffins because a cold streusel will hold its shape better. Then just sprinkle the crumb mixture over the muffin batter and bake it together for the perfect way to take your muffins from good to great.

Storing Muffins

I love baking up a batch or two of muffins on the weekend and enjoying some fresh. They are good for about 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature.

The rest can be put in a freezer bag and frozen for up to three months. We love having a selection of muffins in the freezer because they make such a perfect breakfast or snack on a busy day.

pumpkin muffins ready to eat.

Just grab a frozen muffin and stick it in the microwave for ten to fifteen seconds and it’s like having a fresh from the oven muffin! If you have a few flavors of muffins in the freezer, you can keep things interesting with no effort during the week.

More fabulous muffin recipes:

Tender blackberry sour cream muffins are the perfect mix of fresh fruit and sweet baked good. They are pretty, easy to whip up and perfect for a grab and go breakfast.

Grandpa Joe’s pumpkin apple muffins have both of fall’s favorite flavors baked right in.

Check out my full collection of muffin recipes for more tasty inspiration.

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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Servings: 12 Muffins
Author: Carlee
Start your day off with a taste of fall! These soft pumpkin muffins are like a warm hug for your taste buds. The streusel topping makes them feel extra special. They will be perfect enjoyed with your pumpkin spice latte or hot tea. They are quick and easy to bake up so they can become a staple of your kitchen all autumn long.
4.94 from 16 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes



  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Streusel Topping

  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup butter cold and diced


  • Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Grease a muffin tin or line the wells with paper liners.
  • Prepare the streusel topping by combining the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla in a small bowl.
    ½ cup all purpose flour, ¼ cup light brown sugar, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Work in the butter with your fingers or a couple of forks. Mix until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Refrigerate until ready to use.
    ¼ cup butter
  • Meanwhile prepare the muffin batter. In a bowl beat the pumpkin puree with the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin pie spice.
    1 cup pumpkin puree, 2 large eggs, ½ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup oil, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • Add half the flour and stir until evenly incorporated. Pour the milk and mix to combine.  Add the remaining flour and baking powder and mixing until just combined.
    1 ½ cups all purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ½ cup milk
  • Divide the batter between the muffins cups and top each with around 2 Tablespoons streusel topping.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 132mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Monday 4th of September 2023

My kitchen smells so Fall like, even though its 80 degrees out on this beautiful Labor Day. Super quick and yummy. I will definitely double the recipe and try some toasted chopped pecans next, oh and mini chocolate chips in one batch.


Monday 4th of September 2023

Yum and double yum! I think the smell of baking things like this is almost as good as the resulting treats.


Sunday 11th of October 2020

Thank you!

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Saturday 3rd of October 2020

They look perfect and yummy. Would love to try it one day...


Sunday 11th of October 2020

You should definitely make some!


Monday 21st of September 2020

I thought that I had made everything Pumpkin that there was to make, but I don't think that I have ever made Pumpkin Streusel muffins, or had any for that matter. These look delicious!


Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Well we need to fix that immediately!!


Thursday 17th of September 2020

I have been making muffins weekly since school started and these look perfect to try for next week's breakfast before the kids get on the bus!


Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

That is such a great idea. Muffins are such a great quick breakfast for school mornings. I hope you all love these!