Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Izzy sustained a tongue injury today—she froze it to the chainlink fence in the backyard while making her morning rabbit-hunting rounds. I’m going on a crusade to end the winter. Minnesota ovens unite!

This is the second batch in my muffin streak. While Izzy’s tongue froze, mine melted.


Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Recipe from Kathy Ness

½ cup butter, softened

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 can plain pumpkin, 15 oz

¼ cup evaporated milk

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 ¼ cinnamon

¼ tsp ginger

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1 2/3 cups flour

Streusel topping—

2 tbsp flour

2 ½ tbsp white sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp butter, softened

Preheat oven to 375. Cream together butter and brown sugar. Add the egg and blend. Mix together the pumpkin and evaporated milk and then mix into butter/sugar mixture. Add the baking soda and spices and gently mix. Lastly, add the flour and stir. If you overstir, you will develop the gluten and the muffins won’t rise well. Spoon the batter into 12 muffin cups. In a small bowl, blend the streusel ingredients together with a fork or crumble together with your fingers.


Sprinkle the streusel over the muffins and bake at 375 for 20 or so minutes.

These would make perfect valentines. Image

5 thoughts on “Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

  1. Luckily Izzy did not sustain a serious tongue injury. Her tongue only froze on the fence for a second and she acted as thought she didn’t even know it happened. No bloody tongue either.

  2. Que delicioso! This reminds me that I have seen signs in a couple of coffee joints recently proclaiming that they still have pumpkin drinks! It seems that our country’s pumpkin obsession has taken over full-force, it’s not just for autumn anymore 🙂

    1. Haha! I still hope to make Al Franken’s Pumpkin cornbread one of these days– I just need to find the perfect chili recipe to go with it…

      On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:38 PM, Bake This Day Our Daily Bread wrote:


      1. Oh yes, that’s another that would surely transcend seasons and taste quite delicious at any time of year! I wonder if you asked the Franken family nicely if they may just give you a chili recipe? 🙂

Leave a Reply