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Recipe: Pumpkin Muffins with Crumb Topping


These pumpkin muffins have just the right amount of pumpkin spice and chocolate chips.  
They're super moist and to make it even better, there's a yummy crumb topping!
Pumpkin Crumb Muffins on Green Plate from Walking on Sunshine


One of my favorite things to enjoy in the fall is pumpkin and this recipe is amazing. These Pumpkin muffins with Crumb Topping are delicious for breakfast or for an afternoon break with a cup a tea. There's a nice surprise when you bite into these also...chocolate chips!  You can use regular sized chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips.  It's really up to you!



The recipe starts out with a box of spice cake mix but feel free to use your own recipe for spice cake if you have one that you enjoy.  I like the cake mix because life is busy and cake mixes are easy.  I always seem to have the on hand too...especially when they go on sale I will stock up on them.

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved crumb toppings.  I think it has to do with Entenmann's Crumb Cake that my grandmother would have at her house when we would come to visit.  I remember my cousin, Tina, and I would try to eat as much of the crumb topping off the cake and leave the cake behind.  Yeah, we got in trouble for doing that on more than one occasion.

Anyway, you are going to enjoy these muffins and you might even want to double the crumb topping if you're a huge fan like I am.  In fact the next time I make them I am going to do that!  How delicious will those muffins be?  

Taking a peek at the pumpkin muffins with crumb topping.  They're almost ready!


Pumpkin Crumb Muffins baking from Walking on Sunshine


Look at the chocolate goodness!  Yummy! 

Pumpkin Crumb Muffins with Chocolate Chips from Walking on Sunshine


Pumpkin Muffins with Crumb Topping

These pumpkin muffins have just the right amount of pumpkin spice and chocolate chips. They're super moist and to make it even better, there's a yummy crumb topping!

INGREDIENTS:

For the Muffins:
  • 1 box of Spice Cake Mix; do not follow the box directions.
  • 1 can of pumpkin, 15 ounce size
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 oz package chocolate chips
For the Crumb Topping:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 2 TBS oatmeal

INSTRUCTIONS:

For the Muffins:
  1. Add the cake mix to a mixing bowl.
  2. Then add the can of pumpkin, sour cream, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla and combine until smooth; using either an electric mixer or wooden spoon.
  3. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon into your muffin pans that have been sprayed with non-stick baking spray or you can use paper muffin cups. Prepare Crumb Topping.
For the Crumb Topping:
  1. Combine the Crumb Topping ingredients in a bowl and using a pastry cutter, or two knives, and cut the butter into the mixture until you have crumbs.
  2. Add one tablespoon of the crumb topping to the top of each muffin.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick insertedin the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
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28 comments

  1. I think I will put the ingredients on my list today - those look so fabulous! Love the topping too.

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  2. Love pumpkin anything so will make these ASAP, thanks!

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  3. Yumm ... they sound so good and look so pretty.

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  4. Oh those spice cake mixes work great for lots of these recipes. I'm definitely going to try this one!

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  5. Dear Lois, these muffins look moist and delicious. I love the pumpkin and sugar topping. Blessings my dear, your friend, Catherine

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  6. I'd love to try this but I'm not sure if I can buy a can of pumpkin over here...
    Looks delish!
    Christine

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  7. These look so good and perfect for serving friends over a cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Hi Lois,
    They do look yummy I have to say!
    Am planning to make some pumpkin butter or pumpkin bars very soon!
    Have already been eating pumpkin pie.
    I am just a pumpkin fool..........lol
    at least this time of year~!

    Hope all is well with you hon,
    hey, maybe yomii has some pumpkin flavored frozen yogurt! lol

    Take care,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  9. Delicious, as fall is arrives in 3 days, this muffin is great start

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  10. Pumpkin muffins are one of my most favorite fall treats!

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  11. OH..MY..GOODNESS...these sound soo good. I need to figure out a way to make it gluten free...how I love pumpkin things.

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  12. Interesting that you should post this...I made some pumpkin muffins and plan to share the recipe. But, they weren't that great. So, thanks for this. I have made pumpkin bread for years, but will be nice to have a GOOD muffin recipe, too.:-)

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  13. YUMMY!! I could eat wayyy too many of those! :)

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  14. Good morning Lois!

    Oh why do I punish myself like this? I should learn my lesson by now....never come to Lois' blog this early.....my mouth is watering! lol!

    I'm definitely making those! I will be using the cake mix too! Thanks so much for sharing! I love this!

    Enjoy your day, my friend!

    Hugs,
    Tammy

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  15. These are looking wonderful!
    I'm just discovering how great it is to bake with pumpkin (it's not familiar in my country) and I really like what I see here

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  16. I love pumpkin and all the flavors that go so nicely with it. Your muffins look so good. Have a great weekend!

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  17. So love the dome on your pumpkin muffins, Lois. They are so beautiful and sure delish too!

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  18. These muffins look wonderful! They sound perfect for a fall breakfast! :) I've used a spice cake mix for so many different recipes.... it's great for fall baking! These look delicious! :)

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  19. I am ready for pumpkin everything :) Your muffins sound delicious, Lois and I know they would be a hit in my house! I've pinned them! Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends :) I hope you'll join us again next week!

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  20. You're being featured at tomorrow's All My Bloggy Friends :)

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  21. Here is the link to the hand held apple pies. I was not sure where to post it.
    http://pattyandersonsblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/hand-held-apple-pies.html

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  22. These sound great I add sour cream to my cake recipes too! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!
    Kim

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  23. We love pumpkin muffins, they are the perfect fall treat.

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  24. Pumpkin muffins are great this time of year. I love you addition of chocolate chips. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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  25. They look so yummy! Thanks for sharing on Idea Box. These will be featured on my blog Thursday!!
    http://csc.mycreativehome.org

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