Saturday, September 17, 2005

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

I made these last fall and found them to be quite tasty!! I thought I'd share the recipe. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Struesel Muffins

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2/3 cup vegetable oil
6 ounces cream cheese, cut into 24 small chunks

Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg and set aside.

Place pumpkin in a large mixing bowl. Whisk in eggs, milk and oil. Add flour mixture and stir until moistened and combined. Line two 12 inch muffin tins with paper liners and fill half full. Place once cream cheese chunk in center of batter in each muffin cup and top with remaining batter.

Bake 20-25 minutes.

yield: 24 muffins