Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pumpkin Butterscotch Streusel Muffins

A friend told me about this recipe for Mini Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins.  I wanted to try it, but adapted it slightly.  I LOVE streusel-topped muffins (isn't that the best part?) and decided to use my favorite streusel recipe from here, only using half the amount.  I also thought cinnamon chips would be delicious, so I did half the batter in those & half in the butterscotch to see which I liked better.  I also made regular-size muffins.  Here's the adapted version!

Ingredients for the MUFFINS:

1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar                          
1/2 cup white sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground ginger
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 eggs
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 (6 ounce) package butterscotch or cinnamon chips that have been tossed with a small amount of flour (to prevent sinking)

Ingredients & directions for  the STREUSEL TOPPING:

1/2 c. flour
heaping 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 T. melted butter
Mix the flour & brown sugar in a small bowl.  Add the melted butter & stir.  Set this aside for 5 minutes.  Using your fingers, break the crumbs into 1/4"-1/2" pieces. 

Directions for the Muffins:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 18 regular-size muffin cups.
Stir together all the dry ingredients into a large bowl.  Whisk the eggs, oil & pumpkin in a separate bowl.  Mix the flour mixture with the egg mixture.  Stir in the butterscotch or cinnamon chips; pour into each of the muffin cups, about 3/4 full.  Top with the streusel topping, slightly pressing down. 

Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Mine were done in 18 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes, then remove from muffin pan & cool completely on wire rack. If you wait longer than 5 minutes, the muffins tend to stick to the bottom of the pan.

Makes 18 muffins

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  1. Love the look and soound of these muffins; I have been looking for cinnamon chips all over.

  2. Yowza! All the best flavors packed into a delicious looking muffin!

  3. These look exceptionally good. I love the topping that you have used for your muffins and I have a weakness for cinnamon chips. I also know my family would love these. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Oh these look & sound so good! What a wonderful treat!

  5. They look wonderful. So which version did you like best?


  6. Hi Kitty,
    These little treats look so good, I pinned the post and can't wait to try the recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. These muffins look SO GOOD! I see making a batch of these in my near future :)

  8. Hi Kitty,

    Oh wow -- these look wonderful! I can almost smell and taste them. I used to make pumpkin muffins years ago with streusel topping; our son loved them when he was little. Your recipe looks like a winner, and I'll have to try it out. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking time to leave a comment. Happy Seasonal Sunday!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  9. These look delicious! I still haven't found the cinnamon chips though!

  10. Kitty,
    Those Pumpkin Buttscotch Streusel muffins are perfect for a fall dessert or snack. They look delish. Pat

  11. These sound AMAZING, but I've never seen cinnamon chips. What's your source?

    - The Tablescaper


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