This past week I made some muffins for a brunch we had for some ladies at church. Technically we were doing our Visiting Teaching, if you don't know what that is go look HERE. I went with an old tried and true one and a new one. Now making a new one for an event is always a gamble. I found some pumpkin muffins with a streusel topping. I was so happy when they were as yummy as they looked on pinterest. I made these muffins and they turned out great!
These muffins really are so easy that you can easily make them on a school morning. Then when the kids leave for school you make a nice mug of hot cocoa with a small candy cane in it of course and butter up a muffin.
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup pecans
2 tbl butter
Cut the ingredients together with a pastry blender, or a couple forks, or pulse in a blender or use your hands to smoosh it together (don't really do that you will melt the butter). It should resemble course crumbs when done.
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 cup pecan pieces, coarsley chopped
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/3 cup oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line with paper and set aside.
Whisk together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients. Add them together just until combined. Spoon into muffin pans and top with streusel.
To be completely honest the directions above are great...but I never do that. I just add all the dry ingredients and give a quick stir. Make a whole in the middle and add the wet then I stir it to combine. I always make my muffins this way and they turn out great. So there is a time saver for ya! Once less bowl to wash is always a good thing!
Then bake for 15-17 minutes.