Friday, September 28, 2007

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

I do so LOVE muffins. Especially when they have a delicious brown sugar crumb coating like these bad boys!
I wish my husband felt the same way about muffins...I would make them SO much more!

1/4 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. BROWN sugar (I like the DARK)
2/3 c. canned (or cooked) pumpkin
1/2c. buttermilk
2 eggs
2 T. molasses
2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 1/2 t. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 t. salt

Streusel Topping:

1/3 c. flour
3 T. brown sugar
2 T. cold butter

Start by creaming the butter and sugars-add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix well. In a seperate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together. Gradually add to 'wet' mixture-combine just until blended.

Fill up muffin papers or grease a muffin tin and fill 2/3 the way up.

Make the streusel topping by mixing flour and sugar and 'cutting' in cold butter until it is coarsely crumbled. Sprinkle atop each muffin.

Pop in the oven at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for a few minutes before removing.

These are the BEST when served with Maple Honey Butter! Actually it might be even be considered a SIN to eat them any other way...

Maple Honey Butter

1 stick butter, softened
2-4 drops maple extract/flavoring
2 T. honey

Mix well and serve. Add more or less honey depending upon your tastes. MMmmmmmm
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1 comment:

Andie said...

Sounds YUMMY!!!! I've GOTTA try these! My kiddos LOVE muffins, and my hubby likes them, too...I'm a lucky girl! :-)
I have a yummy pumpkin bread recipe that makes 3 loaves, so I usually make 1 big loaf, 3 little loaves (to share with friends) and a bunch of muffins. :o)