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Halloween (or Hallowe’en ... but also known as Samhain, Summer’s End, All Hallow’s Eve, Witches Night, Lamswool, and Snap-Apple), is a holiday that's celebrated annually on the night of October 31.  It's celebrated in a variety of ways and activities including trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, "haunted house" tours, carving pumpkins (Jack-o'-lanterns) and reading / watching scary stories / movies.  Here the children enjoy so much wearing the Halloween costumes, trick-or-treating.  So I thought this would be the right time to post my pumpkin muffins as a Halloween treat, as well as for this wonderful fall season.  By seeing pumpkin everywhere I am so much tempted to bake pumpkin muffin.  Pumpkin muffins with cream cheese topping or with streusel topping are so so delicious and you will not stop eating with just one.  So here is soft, moist and yummilicious pumpkin muffins with crunchy streusel topping. 

Happy Halloween !!!

Pumpkin Muffin

Ingredients :

Yields - 12 to 13 normal size muffins.

Pumpkin puree - 1 can (15oz)
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tbsp
All purpose Flour - 1 1/2 Cups
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Vegetable oil - 1/3 Cup
Eggs - 2 large
Brown sugar - 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp
White sugar - 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp
Cinnamon - 3/4 tsp
Nutmeg - a pinch
Salt - 2 pinch

Streusel Topping :

All-purpose flour - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 2 1/2 tbsp
Walnut or Pecans - Just handful of chopped finely
Uunsalted butter in room temperature  -  1 1/2 tablespoons
Cinnamon - 1/4 tsp


 Method :

1.Mix Softened butter and sugar well.
2.Now add all other ingredients and mix well.  But don't over mix it.
3.It should have the texture of bread crumbs.
4.Keep aside.

Method for Pumpkin Muffin :

1. Whisk egg, sugar, Vegetable oil in a bowl.
2. Sieve all the dry ingredients.
3. Now gradually add all the dry ingredients to wet ingredient. Mix until everything is well combined.
4. Divide the batter in the lined muffin pans equally.  (2/3 full in each Muffin cups)
5. Sprinkle the streusel mixture above the scoped batter.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the streusel topping is slightly browned.  You can also check by inserting toothpick.

Note :

1. I love to have this warm.. It tastes so so good as soon as out of the oven.  Very moist and fluffy inside and crunchy on the top.
2. You can store it and have warm when needed.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets  – (October 30, 2010 at 5:26 PM)  

Mmm I adore streusel muffins and any baked good with pumpkin is a must-try. Like your photo of the pumpkins, too.

Anu Nandu  – (October 30, 2010 at 6:33 PM)  

Pavi - these look gorgeous!!!!!! Perfect for fall and for Halloween! I'm sure your whole house smelled awesome while these babies were baking.

Happy Trick or treating with your little one!

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (October 30, 2010 at 7:11 PM)  

Yum, yum, yum! Looks wonderful.... Perfect for Halloween!

Vasavi Suresh  – (October 30, 2010 at 7:19 PM)  

Looks so wonderful... Happy Halloween..

Hamaree Rasoi  – (October 30, 2010 at 9:11 PM)  

Just loved the looks of the muffins. Must have tasted great as well.

Hamaree Rasoi

Unknown  – (October 30, 2010 at 9:15 PM)  

Right in time for halloween. Healthy muffins!

PJ  – (October 30, 2010 at 9:20 PM)  

i have been meaning to make some pumpkin muffins for so long. i buy pumpkin but always end up making something else instead. bookmarking now. the topping adds a nice texture and color to the muffins

Raks  – (October 30, 2010 at 9:23 PM)  

Looks very yummy,I loved the first click very much its so pretty :)

Unknown  – (October 30, 2010 at 10:25 PM)  

Lovely texture of muffin...looks super yum and healthy too

Unknown  – (October 31, 2010 at 1:08 AM)  

Hey Pavithra,

The muffins look so yumm dear...Happy halloween to you!!:)


Swapna  – (October 31, 2010 at 1:14 AM)  

Delicious looking muffins Pavi....have some leftover pumpkin puree...will try this one...beautiful clicks as always!

Joanna  – (October 31, 2010 at 3:37 AM)  

They look beautiful. I cannot believe how fantastic your photos are! I have a whole pumpkin sitting in the garage waiting for me 'to do' something with it. I'd make your muffins, only I am so bad at using cups, as I always bake in grams. Mind you, they look so good, I might have to do some conversions :-)

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (October 31, 2010 at 3:55 AM)  

looks very beautiful pavi,i showed this to my kids too. they really enjoyed this visual treat.

MiniBinoy  – (October 31, 2010 at 5:57 AM)  

Hi Pavithra, your muffins look luscious!..pumpkin with streusal is a yummy combo!!..Nice recipe.

Vidhya  – (October 31, 2010 at 8:07 AM)  

muffins look spooky & yummy.. Happy halloween..

Priya Suresh  – (October 31, 2010 at 11:48 AM)  

Happy Halloween Pavi, cute looking muffins..

Indrani  – (October 31, 2010 at 12:15 PM)  

Awesome, just awesome....the recipe is quite interesting, wd love to try, bookmarking it

Sushma Mallya  – (October 31, 2010 at 12:41 PM)  

Happy halloween,those muffins looks fab and so yum

Suji  – (October 31, 2010 at 3:07 PM)  

Lovely pictures pavithra..Looks yummm

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥  – (October 31, 2010 at 5:27 PM)  

I love struessal and pumpkin muffins too!!

Rekha shoban  – (November 1, 2010 at 1:18 AM)  

beautiful click and yummy muffins!

suma  – (November 1, 2010 at 5:18 AM)  

Wow!! They look so good Pavithra! Haven't tried streusel topping yet, neither tried pumpkin in baking. sounds yumm.

Unknown  – (November 1, 2010 at 9:07 AM)  

loving the texture and the topping, soft and spongy :)

Satrupa  – (November 1, 2010 at 12:53 PM)  

Looks utterly cute n delicious ......soft and moist :)

Cheers n Happy Cooking,

renewool  – (October 8, 2014 at 9:54 AM)  

I assume you mean 3/4 cup of the mixture per muffin not 3/4 of the mixture

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