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These pumpkin spice muffins are lightly spiced, soft and moist. The streusel and powdered sugar on top adds a hint of sweetness to each bite. You may also love our pumpkin bread recipe.
One of the most popular posts on the blog is our pumpkin bread. If you’ve made it you know why. Simple. Stuffed with pumpkin. Soft and tender texture. The best. Obviously we’re into breads lately at our house (OK, we’re always into homemade bread). Today I’m sharing a twist on that favorite pumpkin bread recipe.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins.
These muffins have a batter that will take under 10 minutes to mix up. It’s the same batter in the pumpkin bread. No changes to the batter itself. It doesn’t need any changes because that bread comes out perfect every.time. And it works like a charm baked in muffin tins, too. Just look at the tall rise on these pumpkin muffins. A gorgeous domed top.
When we first looked at the finished muffins, Maddie and I said, “They look just like Panera’s pumpkin muffins!” I did not in any way intend to create a copycat recipe, but in our eyes, these are better than Panera’s pumpkin muffins.
And here’s why.
They’re baked with a simple streusel on top. In my opinion, streusel makes everything better. This particular streusel is made of flour, butter and sugar. 3 simple ingredients that taste so lovely when baked into muffins.
And is the powdered sugar necessary? I say yes. Not only does the white powdered sugar brighten them up, but that little bit of sweet enhances the savory pumpkin spices in the muffin.
If you love chocolate, try adding 1 to 1 ½ cups mini chocolate chips to this pumpkin muffin recipe. Fold in the chocolate chips as the very last step to mixing up the batter. Be careful not to over mix! You’ll have chocolate in every bite. Fantastic!
A pretty presentation and an unbeatable taste!