Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Moist spiced pumpkin muffins with a streusel topping and vanilla glaze. The perfect Fall breakfast or snack!

Moist pumpkin streusel muffin recipe from @bakedbyrachel

So I made you some muffins. Some really good muffins.

But not before I had the chance to finally watch The Fault In Our Stars. So good. Of course, I liked the book more. And I didn’t bawl my eyes out like a lot of people did. Sure, I still cried. But I think my less emotional reaction to the movie was because I knew what was coming and got all of that emotional stuff out reading the book… because come on, major tear jerker. If you haven’t read it or seen it yet, be sure to read it first. Very good read, even if it’s sad. It’s happy too.

I want to read more books like that. Books full of emotion and meaning. Have you read any good books lately? I’m still stuck in the middle of one. That seems to happen a lot, unless it’s a really good book, then I fly through it. If it’s just mediocre it’s hard to keep going. But I will… eventually.

In the meantime…

Moist pumpkin streusel muffin recipe from @bakedbyrachel


Perfectly moist spiced pumpkin muffins with a crisp streusel topping and vanilla glaze. Fall muffins don’t get any better than this!

It was hard keeping my kids away from these until they were ready to eat (aka glazed, photographed etc). Eager little ones. And when they finally had the chance to dive in… they loved them. As I’m sure you will too!

Add these pumpkin streusel muffins to your Fall baking plans!

Moist pumpkin streusel muffin recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 1 dozen muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Moist spiced pumpkin muffins with a streusel topping and vanilla glaze. The perfect Fall breakfast or snack!


Streusel topping:
2 Tbsp light brown sugar
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4C all purpose flour
1/4C unsalted butter, melted

1/4C unsalted butter, softened
1/2C granulated sugar
1/2C light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1C pumpkin puree
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp all spice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
2C all purpose flour

6Tbsp powdered sugar
1 Tbsp milk


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with 12 liners.

In a medium bowl, combine streusel ingredients. When fully combined, transfer to a baking sheet to break up chunks into no larger than pea size.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Mix in egg, vanilla and pumpkin until smooth. Finally add remaining dry ingredients, mixing until no streaks remain. Immediately divide between prepared liners using a large cookie scoop. Sprinkle well with streusel mixture.

Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes.

Cool completely in pan.

Meanwhile, beat together powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle over cooled muffins.

Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container.

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60 Responses to “Pumpkin Streusel Muffins”

  1. #
    Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — October 20, 2014 at 7:20 am

    These muffins look unbelievably good! Perfect for fall breakfast or brunch.

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:18 pm

      Thanks Amy!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — October 20, 2014 at 7:38 am

    LOVE these!! They would be perfect for breakfast and the streusel topping with that glaze is fantastic!

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:18 pm

      Thanks Julie :)

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    Jackie — October 20, 2014 at 7:42 am

    YUM I love streusel topping. I just read The Secret Life of Bees. It was so good!

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:19 pm

      I feel like I tried to watch that movie and either didn’t finish or just plain don’t remember. Ha. I’ll have to look into it sometime.

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    Taylor+@+Food+Faith+Fitness — October 20, 2014 at 7:43 am

    These are the most PERFECT muffins my eyes have ever peeped! Check out those perfectly domed tops that I want to face plant right on into. And then you added struesel, which makes EVERYTHANG better. Obsessed. Pinned!

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:19 pm

      Thanks so much Taylor!

  5. #
    Melanie+@+Carmel+Moments — October 20, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Drizzle makes the muffin world better. So pretty! Pinned.
    Have a wonderful Monday!

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:19 pm

      Thanks Melanie!

  6. #
    Nutmeg+Nanny — October 20, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I took Zoe and her friends to see Fault in our Stars and didn’t read the book first. I knew it would make me cry but yeah, I bawled. Me, the 32 year old adult crying like a baby while being surrounded by a bunch of a 13 year olds. I’m hopeless.

    Now, these muffins are the best! They have the perfect streusel to fluffy pumpkin muffin ratio. I wish I had one (or two…) for breakfast.

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

      Hilarious!! Were they embarrassed? ;) And thank you!!

  7. #
    Laura+(Tutti+Dolci) — October 20, 2014 at 11:16 am

    That streusel topping looks incredible, gorgeous muffins!

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

      Thanks Laura!

  8. #
    genevieve+@+gratitude+&+greens — October 20, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Yum! I love all things pumpkin. I still haven’t read or watched The Fault In Our Stars yet… might have to do that soon!

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

      You absolutely must!

  9. #
    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — October 20, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    I love the streusel and glaze on top of these. They look like perfect pumpkin muffins, and I love all things pumpkin! Need to try these one, I can understand the kids not wanting to wait, those muffins would be hard to resist straight out of the oven!

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

      Thanks Stacey!! :)

  10. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — October 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Yeah I read the book but I can’t bring myself to see the movie yet lol! I think I might need to make these muffins to comfort myself while I watch :)

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

      Do it. Soon! :)

  11. #
    Michelle — October 20, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I’m in love with pumpkin everything right now and these look absolutely incredible! I love the streusel topping. Yum! Great job!

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

      Thanks Michelle!

  12. #
    Mary — October 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Do you think this would work as a bundt cake?

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

      It’s possible, but I can’t be sure. If you try it, let me know how it turns out for you. Good luck! :)

  13. #
    marla — October 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I need a dozen of these muffins Stat! Pinned :)

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

      Thanks so much Marla! :)

  14. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — October 20, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I have yet to see the movie. Loved the book though!
    These muffins look so good, I wish I had one right now. Pinned!

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

      Thanks Anna! Make sure you see it soon ;)

  15. #
    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — October 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    that book made me cry so hard!
    but omg, these muffins! they look perfect!

    • Rachel — October 20th, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

      SO hard! So good and worth it though. And thank you! :)

  16. #
    Rachel @ Bakerita — October 21, 2014 at 11:38 am

    These look amazing!! Absolutely love the streusel on top…yummy! Pinned :)

    • Rachel — October 21st, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

  17. #
    Amy+@Very+Culinary — October 21, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Love. Want. Need.

    • Rachel — October 21st, 2014 @ 5:18 pm

      Thanks Amy! And yes, you do :)

  18. #
    Amanda — October 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Gorgeous! I want one right now!

    • Rachel — October 22nd, 2014 @ 7:39 am

      Thanks Amanda!

  19. #
    Deborah — October 22, 2014 at 9:01 am

    I am a sucker for streusel – I need one of these!!

    • Rachel — October 22nd, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

      You definitely do!

  20. #
    Lexi+@+Sempre+Dolce — October 22, 2014 at 11:49 am

    These look super good! :)

    • Rachel — October 22nd, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

      Thanks Lexi!

  21. #
    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — October 23, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Yum! I cried my eyes out when I watched that movie :)

    • Rachel — October 23rd, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

      Haha! Well that seems to be the norm so you’re in good company :)

  22. #
    tracy — October 23, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    These look amazing. you had me at streusel…, pumpkin is the cherry on top.

    • Rachel — October 23rd, 2014 @ 7:15 pm

      Thanks Tracy!

  23. #
    Jocelyn@Brucrewlife — October 24, 2014 at 2:13 am

    You had me at pumpkin streusel muffins, and then I saw your pictures… Oh sweet Hannah, do I want one!!! Or 3 ;)

    • Rachel — October 24th, 2014 @ 7:20 am

      Haha! Thanks Jocelyn :)

  24. #
    Lori — October 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Hi, thanks for posting your recipe. I want to make these as mini muffins for my son’s birthday party, Would you have a recommendation for cook time/ temp?


    • Rachel — October 27th, 2014 @ 7:02 am

      The temp would remain the same. Typically with mini muffins, you’ll want to begin checking at the halfway point for a regular sized muffin and continue baking longer as needed.

  25. #
    Matea — October 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Love muffins with streusel toppings!

    • Rachel — October 27th, 2014 @ 6:59 am

      Thanks so much :)

  26. #
    Barbara — October 29, 2014 at 9:51 am

    These are good but could have benefited with some liquid, say vegetable oil. Was the omission an error? Unfortunately I’m not an experienced enough baker so I wouldn’t know how much to add if I made them again…

    • Rachel — October 29th, 2014 @ 3:53 pm

      The recipe is correct as written. But feel free to adapt to your personal preference in the future.

  27. #
    Sheila — October 30, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! Any more tips on making my streusel look like yours? No matter what I seem to try (use a pastry cutter, put streusel in freezer) it always seems to melt into the muffin during baking and looks nothing like your picture. Thanks!

    • Rachel — October 30th, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

      I’ve never heard the freezer trick. Honestly, make it ahead (the first step before prepping anything else in a recipe) and if it’s too moist, add a little bit more flour. I like to spread mine out on a baking sheet so it can dry and harden up a bit and break it into smaller pieces before sprinkling on something.

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    Joanna — November 1, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Rachel, you are amazing! These look AND taste MAGNIFICENT! Thank you!

    • Rachel — November 2nd, 2014 @ 7:36 am

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed them :)

  29. #
    Nikki — November 16, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I agree with the above poster in that these needed more moisture. I followed your recipe correctly and the end result was not as what I would have expected. I would encourage others to either increase the amount of pumpkin or add coconut oil or some other oil. Also plays update you salt ingredient amount. Your muffins loofah beautiful and that you for giving me a base recipe to work off of.

    • Rachel — November 17th, 2014 @ 7:03 am

      I’m sorry you had some trouble with this recipe. The ingredients are correct as is. It’s possible that your oven is running hot or you over baked them slightly. Keep in mind because oven temperatures can vary from one to the next, cook times are a general guideline and you should always begin checking earlier than it specifies.

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    Nikki — November 17, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Thank you for your suggestions but unfortunately it wasn’t my oven. I noticed that the mix was pretty dense when I finished incorporating the dry ingredients and should have trusted my gut and added more pumpkin or coconut oil but I didn’t.

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2014 @ 7:27 am

      This is based on another of my recipes that is very moist, but you are always welcome to adjust recipes to your liking. I always encourage that. Keep in mind that over mixing can cause muffins to be too dense. Muffin batter shouldn’t be runny. It’s also important to measure properly and always check recipes before the recipe states to do so, just in case your oven is running hot.

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