Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins | Tasty Tuesday

We tried a new recipe this weekend and it's so fantastic I had to share.  This is a people food recipe and we made these muffins small.  Our theory was that if they were smaller, we wouldn't pig them.  HA!
Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar (We cut this back to 3/4 cup)
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar  (We cut this back to 3/4 cup.)
2 large eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pumpkin Pie Streusel

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with a heavy duty stand mixer until creamy.  Gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy.  Add eggs.1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
2.  Stir together flour and next 4 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed.  Stir in pumpkin and next 3 ingredients.

3.  Spoon batter into 2 lightly greased (12 cups) muffin pans filling two-thirds full.  (We used Halloween cupcake papers and did not fill them this much.) Sprinkle with Pumpkin Pie Streusel.
4.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center cmes out clean.  Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes;  remove from pans to wire racks and cool 20 minutes.

Pumpkin Pie Streusel
Stir together 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar, 1 Tbsp melted butter and 1/4 twp pumpkin pie spice.

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  1. Oh my these look good I think I have to make these

    urban hounds

  2. Oh ya.....gonna make those!

  3. These look delish - love this time of year and all the pumpkin recipes! Too bad I'm too lazy to make them ;(

  4. Oh man! I was so excited as they looked so tasty and then I read they are not for dogs! Major bummer! Oh well, I will share this with Mom I guess.

  5. They sound delicious. Too bad my ma doesn't bake. I miss out on all the good desserts.

  6. These sound delicious! Gizmo has plenty of treats...It's my turn :)

  7. mom said it will be good for Sunday breakfast. Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  8. Yummy! Can't wait to eat a bunch of delicious food this holiday season... lol


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