Here we go.
Do I need to explain why I made these? I don’t think so.
Fall is my FAVORITE season and I hope it lasts forever. I love fall food, I love fall desserts, I love fall clothes, I love Fall TV (Walking Dead anyone?) Weirdest show ever but it’s so good. I love I love I LOVE!
Pumpkin is such a classic flavor for baking but for some reason it tastes much better when consumed from about September – December (at least here in the midwest).
Pumpkin Muffins are the perfect way to start out the Fall baking season. They pair perfectly in the morning with a cup of coffee, they are a great afternoon snack and they satisfy that after dinner dessert craving.
The kicker in these muffins – the streusel topping AND the raisins. The streusel topping is just another layer of sweetness and also adds a touch of crunch. The raisins offer a chewy texture to the dense muffin.
So what’s your favorite pumpkin recipe? Please do tell.
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups pumpkin puree
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- ⅔ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup applesauce
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup raisins
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 4 tablespoons rolled oats
- 4 tablespoons flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease or line 18 muffin cups with paper liners. (I had enough batter for 23 muffins).
- Combine 2½ cups flour, ½ cup oats, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk pumpkin puree, 1 cup brown sugar, white sugar, vegetable oil, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a separate large bowl. Stir flour mixture into pumpkin mixture; mix well. Fold in raisins.
- Beat ½ cup brown sugar with butter in a bowl until creamy and smooth. Whisk 4 tablespoons oats and 4 tablespoons flour, using a fork, into sugar-butter mixture until streusel topping is crumbly.
- Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle each muffin with streusel topping.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
Slight adapted from: All Recipes