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Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

We can’t get enough pumpkin this fall. We started with pumpkin Nutella bread, it didn’t last long so we followed it up with pumpkin chocolate chip bread. My craving still wasn’t fulfilled, so I made a batch of pumpkin granola. I was unpacking our kitchen and came across several cans of pumpkin-I stocked up in case there was a shortage again. My pumpkin craving suddenly came back, so I baked pumpkin cinnamon streusel muffins.

My favorite spice is cinnamon-I can’t get enough. Pumpkin and cinnamon go perfectly together, so I added a special cinnamon brown sugar filling to the middle of these pumpkin muffins. I also added a cinnamon streusel on top. See, I told you I like cinnamon:)¬†These pumpkin cinnamon streusel muffins are the perfect fall morning muffin. Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Yield: 14 muffins

Cook Time: 17-20 minutes


1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup water
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Filling:

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Streusel Topping:

1 1/4 cup oats
1 tablespoon flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks


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

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, water, pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth and combined.

4. Slowly stir in the flour mixture. Mix until ingredients are combined.

5. For the brown sugar cinnamon filling: in a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together. Set aside.

6. For the streusel topping: in a small bowl mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix in the butter with your hands until the mixture is crumbly.

7. Fill muffin cups half way full with the pumpkin batter. Sprinkle the brown sugar cinnamon filling over each half filled muffin cup. Fill the muffins cups with the remaining batter. Top each muffin with streusel topping.

8. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove pans from oven and cool on a wire rack. Remove muffins from tins and enjoy.

If you like these pumpkin cinnamon streusel muffins, you might also like:

Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins from Two Peas and Their Pod
Pumpkin Muffins from Dine and Dish
Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins from Our Best Bites
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins from What’s Gaby Cooking?

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129 Responses to “Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Muffins”

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  1. Katrina — October 15, 2010 @ 4:25 am

    Great muffin recipe! I’ll make these today :)

  2. Kim in MD — October 15, 2010 @ 4:54 am

    Oh my…is it bad that I want to lick my computer screen? Seriously, these look amazing! I want one for breakfast! (is that bad, too?)

    • twopeas replied: — October 15th, 2010 @ 6:42 am

      I won’t tell anyone if you lick your screen:)

  3. Kate @ Our Best Bites — October 15, 2010 @ 5:07 am

    I was all set to comment on how AMAZING those looked before I even saw the linky love. :) I’m a sucker for pumpkin. And streusel. So basically, you’re killin’ me here. :)

  4. Katie — October 15, 2010 @ 5:42 am

    I don’t have access to pumpkin where I live so is there another fruit/veggie I can substitute for this? It looks wonderful and happy fall!

    • twopeas replied: — October 15th, 2010 @ 6:41 am

      Katie-you could try butternut squash.

  5. Brooke (Baking with Basil) — October 15, 2010 @ 6:01 am

    Pumpkin and streusel – SOLD!! I haven’t eaten breakfast yet…think you can send one my way!

  6. Estela @ Weekly Bite — October 15, 2010 @ 6:03 am

    These look delicious! Love the streusel addition :)

    Have a great weekend Maria :)

  7. Erica — October 15, 2010 @ 6:06 am

    A topping and a filling? Awesome. I bet these are delicious! I think I’ve gone through 5 cans of pumpkin already. I have a half a can in the fridge- might make pumpkin scones today :)

    • twopeas replied: — October 15th, 2010 @ 6:41 am

      Mmmm, scones sound good too!

  8. Heather — October 15, 2010 @ 6:15 am

    I wish I had one of these for my breakfast Maria! They sound amazing and I adore a streusel topping on a muffin. And you can never have too much of pumpkin or pumpkin recipes in my opinion.
    It was so great meeting you last weekend. You are such a sweet and beautiful person, both inside and out. Hopefully next time we’ll have more time to chat.
    Have a great weekend Maria and I can’t wait to see the final pictures of your new kitchen. :)

    • twopeas replied: — October 15th, 2010 @ 6:40 am

      You are so sweet. I hope we can meet up again!

  9. marla {family fresh cooking} — October 15, 2010 @ 6:25 am

    Yummo!! Come on over for breakfast – but you better bring these muffins too :) everything pumpkin is always in season over here!

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  11. Kristen — October 15, 2010 @ 6:35 am

    These look so delicious. Streusel gets me everytime.

  12. Cookin' Canuck — October 15, 2010 @ 7:02 am

    The filling and streusel are a fantastic way to boost the flavors of these muffins. These will be added to my baking rotation.

  13. Sherrie — October 15, 2010 @ 7:18 am

    Wow – these look so good. I love streusel topping, but the addition of the brown sugar filling! I can’t wait to try these – I know they will be devoured in my house! Thanks for the great recipe.

  14. Anna — October 15, 2010 @ 7:31 am

    These look fabulous! I’m a pumpkin-lover and these just made it to the top of my list of recipes to try :)

  15. Heather @ Side of Sneakers — October 15, 2010 @ 7:38 am

    Oh Maria, you’ve out-done yourself :) YUM!

  16. Kara — October 15, 2010 @ 7:39 am

    You are posting so many amazing pumpkin recipes that I can’t decide which to make first. This one looks just as yummy as the others! :)

  17. These look wonderful! I love all of the creative ways pumpkin is being used by bloggers this season, and this is one recipe I definitely want to try! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Kathy - Panini Happy — October 15, 2010 @ 8:26 am

    Mmm…I love cinnamon too. Just had to replenish my supply *again* from Penzeys last week. Muffins sound perfect this morning – yay for pumpkin baking!

  19. Jen @ How To: Simplify — October 15, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    Oh my goodness…these look amazing. I have 5 cans of pumpkin waiting to be baked this weekend. I think I’m going to make this recipe. I love the topping!

  20. Jenny Flake — October 15, 2010 @ 8:36 am

    Another gorgeous pumpkin recipe!! Loving this one!

  21. Nadia — October 15, 2010 @ 9:58 am

    wow, I am always amazed by your baking abilities. These look fabulous–all warm and cozy!

  22. megan — October 15, 2010 @ 10:07 am

    I just finished my granola batch and I’m ready to try your pumpkin granola. This weekend, I hope! Gosh, my breakfast sure would be complete if I added these muffins!

  23. DessertForTwo — October 15, 2010 @ 10:12 am

    Cinnamon is my favorite spice too! Have you tried ordering cinnamon from Penzey’s? Their cinnamon is the best!

    I just made the second batch of your pumpkin granola last night! That recipe is such a gem! Thanks again :)

  24. Joanne — October 15, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    I agree – no such thing as too much cinnamon OR too much pumpkin! These look delicious.

  25. Tracy — October 15, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    I can never get enough pumpkin!

  26. Sara — October 15, 2010 @ 10:48 am

    Yum! I love streusel topped muffins!

  27. Crystal's Cozy Kitchen — October 15, 2010 @ 11:26 am

    I love fall flavors! These muffins look delicious – I want to go make them right now…

  28. Joe @ Eden Kitchen — October 15, 2010 @ 11:28 am

    Yum! I love any muffin with cinnamon streusel. Can’t wait to try them :)

  29. Blond Duck — October 15, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

    Pumpkin and strusel, two of my favorite things!

  30. Deborah — October 15, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

    I do love pumpkin, but I love streusel even more! These would definitely be a favorite in my house!

  31. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — October 15, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    Certainly ’tis the season for pumpkin, isn’t it? Love your idea of putting the brown sugar filling in the middle with the streusel on top. Cinnamon-y goodness in every single bite.

  32. Lauren at KeepItSweet — October 15, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

    i am totally with you on pumpkin AND cinnamon! top it with streusel and you are good to go:-)

  33. Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread — October 15, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

    Favorite spice and veggie too! Fabulous muffins and I love the streusel!

  34. ingrid — October 15, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    I love cinnamon so I give all your cinnamony additions a big thumbs up! I haven’t baked with pumpkin yet this year but I’m about to change that this weekend! :)

    Happy Friday!

  35. Tracey — October 15, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

    I’m with you Maria – I’ve been baking with pumpkin like crazy this fall and I still have so many more recipes I want to try! Your muffins sound delish!

  36. Emily — October 15, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

    I just made these! WONDERFUL, perfect blend of pumpkin, cinnamon and brown sugar! I ate one right out of the oven, I can’t wait to have them with coffee in the morning :-) THANKS!

    • twopeas replied: — October 16th, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

      Emily-they are extra tasty right out of the oven:) Glad you enjoyed the muffins!

  37. Oh, these look and sound so delicious! Brown sugar is amazing stuff…

  38. Liz @ LBBakes — October 16, 2010 @ 7:17 am

    It is blustery here in NY this morning – these would be perfect with a hot cup of coffee!

  39. Angela@spinachtiger — October 16, 2010 @ 8:05 am

    I’m with you and I can never get enough pumpkin at this time of year. I have a pumpkin curry soup on my blog you might also like.

  40. Pamela — October 16, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    Those are some terrific looking muffins. Wow!

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