Pumpkin Pie Streusel Muffins and 15 Amazing Pumpkin recipes

Pumpkins are not just for carving. Once September hit I feel like I can pull out the cans of Pumpkin and get baking pumpkin recipes. I love making quick bread muffins because just that, they are quick. You can cook any quick bread recipe in 20 minutes if you put them in muffin tins, plus I feel I get more servings this way. I am going to share a new pumpkin muffin recipe as well as many great recipes from fellow bloggers.

pumpkin muffins

I found this Pumpkin Pie Streusel muffin recipe in the October Southern Living Magazine and decided to adapt it a little. It reminds me of Pumpkin Pie since it is a very dense batter and the streusel topping with sugary nuts really puts it over the top.

Pumpkin Pie Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel topping

Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel topping

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

A dense pumpkin muffin


  • Muffin batter
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour or 1/2 whole wheat / 1/2 AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans, Optional
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • STREUSEL Topping
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric 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. 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. 3. Spoon batter into 2 lightly greased (12-cup) muffin pans, filling two-thirds full. Sprinkle with Pumpkin Pie Streusel.
  4. 4. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks, and cool 20 minutes.


for my child who does not like nuts, I just topped each muffin with some Turbinado Sugar

Adapted from Southern Living Oct. 2013

Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1 muffin
Amount Per Serving Calories 316Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 43mgSodium 186mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 2gSugar 24gProtein 5g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

pumpkin recipes collate

We will start off with the classic, Pumpkin Pie

Recipe Source

I have never made a pumpkin cookie before this is amazing. Pumpkin Snickerdoodle cookies

Pumpkin recipes


Let’s just say amazing, pumpkin soup with cinnamon marshmallows. I would never have thought of that.

Pumpkin soup recipe

Recipe Source


Love the idea of Pumpkin Coffee Cake.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe

Recipe Source

Here is a savory pumpkin recipe, Pumpkin Perogies.

REcipe Source

Check out this Double Pumpkin Walnut Bread. Slice me a big piece please.

Recipe Source


Watch out for your waist line, Pumpkin Spice Latte Donuts. I so need a donut pan

Pumpkin recipe

Recipe Source

Watch out another Pumpkin inspired Donuts, Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts.

Recipe Source


Never thought to make pumpkin scones before, these look delicious with that glaze too.

Pumpkin scone recipe

Recipe Source


Another Pumpkin Scone Recipe

Recipe Source

Here is another cookie recipe, Pumpkin Gingersnaps. I would never have thought this combo would work but they look delicious.

pumpkin cookies

REcipe source


A different twist on Pumpkin Muffins



So Many more I thought I would just list them


Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup–  Baking and Creating with Avril

Pumpkin Carrot Curry SoupSpinach Tiger


Pumpkin BrowniesBaking and Creating with Avril

Pumpkin Sour Cream Coffee Cake Barbara Bakes

PUMPKIN Roll Recipe I am a Honey Bee

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese FrostingBobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies-Shockingly Delicious

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Table for 7

3 Ingredient Pumpkin MuffinsShockingly Delicious 




Find Us On Social Media


  1. I will be making the pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  2. There’s a can of pumpkin waiting to be used in one of these wonderful recipes!

  3. Such a fun variety of pumpkin recipes. Thanks for including my coffee cake.

Skip to Recipe