If there are just two sweet things I could eat it would be muffins and crumble. I’m not sure during the autumn I could decide which so finding something that combines the two has made me a very happy mum. After growing our own pumpkins this year I knew that these Pumpkin Crumble Muffins would be ideal to make. As last year we discovered Pumpkin Spice as a family and enjoyed trying and testing our favourite Pumpkin Spice Desserts this recipe had a lot to live up to. But it does. Delicious and perfect for autumn baking these Pumpkin Muffins with Crumble topping will go down a hit with your family too.

Delicious autumn recipe for Pumpkin Pie Muffins with a spiced crumble topping.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

One of the things that this recipe calls for is Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix. Now in the UK this isn’t commonly found in the supermarkets yes I can order it online. But I like the ease of finding so after researching online I decided to put together my own pumpkin spice mix together and use that in recipes that call for the spice mix to be used.

Recipe for homemade pumpkin pie spice ideal for making for autumn baking

We are not a fan of nutmeg so we’ve used less than other recipes and more cinnamon and ginger which my kids love the taste of.

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Ingredients for making your own Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

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3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice

1 and a 1/2 teaspoons ground clove

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Made from scratch pumpkin muffins with a crumble topping. Easy fall baking for family treats

How to Make your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice for these Pumpkin Crumble Muffins

Put all of the spices together and mix. Place in a spice jar -> we like these Kilner Spice Jars and use them for our Fajita/Taco spice mix as well <- and mix together well. This mix will store easily through the autumn and is more likely to run out of mix than it is to run out.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix being used in a from scratch pumpkin muffin with crumb topping recipe ideal for fall baking

Delicious Pumpkin Pie Muffins with a Crumb Topping made with homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Muffins with a Crumble Top

Delicious easy to make from scratch pumpkin pie muffins with a spiced crumble topping. Includes recipe for homemade pumpkin pie spice perfect for autumn.
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Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crumble Recipe, Fall Recipe, Muffins, Pumpkin Pie Spice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Muffins
Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 220 g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp  Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 120 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 115 g Caster Sugar
  • 100 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 370 g Pumpkin Puree Cannded
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 60 ml Whole Fat Milk

Crumble topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 210C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt until mixed.
  • Using a stand mixer, blend together the oil, sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs and milk until thoroughly combined.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the stand mixer and combine on medium speed.
  • Add the batter to the cupcake liners until about 3/4 of the way full.
  • In a small bowl, mix the flour, sugar, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice until combined.
  • Mix in the melted butter with a fork until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  • Spoon some crumb topping onto the muffin batter.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 5 minutes
  • Once the timer goes off, decrease the oven temperature to 160C and continue to bake for 15 minutes
  • Allow to cool completely before enjoying!
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Pumpkin Crumble Muffins - a simple fall recipe that everyone will enjoy - includes recipe for homemade pumpkin pie spice for us in the recipe and other autumn bakes

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Although we have very few specialised gadgets and equipment in our kitchen there are a few pieces that we recommend after trying various sorts and settling on these. Below are our picks for making these Pumpkin Pie Muffins with a crumble topping.

Without a doubt the Wilton 12 hole Muffin Pans are the best that we have tried – they are easy to clean afterwards and unlike others that we have used over the years they don’t rust. I have 2 so I can easily double up recipes place 1 pan in the oven and then the other.

Pumpkin Muffins cooking in our favourite muffin pans by Wilton

If I am making these muffins for just us to eat then I try to use reusable silicone muffin cases so they can be washed and reused instead of the paper ones. However, for bake sales and gifts I have a stock of different coloured cupcake cases.

Pumpkin Muffins with a crumble topping cooling after cooking.

It took me a long time to switch from making everything by hand to purchasing a stand mixer. And although I would love a kitchen aid mixer for the vintage feel of it the cost of it has put me off buying one to date so instead I have a mixer like the one shown above with a splash guard that I use for mixing up our cakes and bakes throughout the year.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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