Pumpkin Muffins Topped with Gingersnap-Cinnamon Chip Streusel













Pumpkin Muffins Topped with Gingersnap-Cinnamon Chip Streusel

3/4 cup coarsely chopped gingersnaps
1/3 cup cinnamon chips
1/3 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
1/3 cup oats (quick or old fashioned)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons oil
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour 8 large muffin cups, or 12 regular-sized muffin cups.

Combine gingersnaps, cinnamon chips, pecans, oats, and granulated sugar in a large bowl; knead in 3 tablespoons butter until mixture is well combined and starts to clump together. Set aside.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together 5 tablespoons butter, oil and brown sugar until creamy, about 1-2 minutes. Beat in pumpkin and vanilla until combined. Beat in eggs until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture, alternating with milk until just combined - about 1-2 minutes.

Divide batter into muffin cups. Evenly top with gingersnap mixture, and gently press into the surface of the batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until well risen, golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into cake comes out with moist crumbs attached.

Cool muffins 10 minutes before removing from pan and cooling.

Makes 8 big muffins or 12 regular muffins

55 comments:

  1. That streusel topping is absurdly delicious - I'm gonna have three, please. ;)

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  2. I need you to open a bakery (after culinary school, as a side line) so you can shop all of these amazing desserts, muffins, etc my way. The story was fun and congrats to all the winners!!

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  3. What a perfect muffin!!
    So full of amazing flavors! I love the combination here!

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  4. These look like they're straight out of a bakery!! They would definitely lure me out of bed :-)

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  5. Man, that muffin is bakery worthy. Looks better than some things I see in a bakery case for sure -- just beautiful. I loved your little story -- I like 'word salad games' (hey that's a food reference).

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  6. No, YOU are awesome :)


    Haha, fun story; and those muffins sound DEEEEEELIGHTFUL.

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  7. Oooh that muffin..... that mouthwatering muffin!

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  8. You created such a yummy recipe. I'll have to try this with some pumpkin that needs cooking.

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  9. oh delicious!!!! i'll take two please :)

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  10. wouldn't you just like to give a big ol' bear hug to the person who invented cinnamon chips? i know i would.

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  11. What lovely presentation! Those are some pretty muffins!

    And congrats to the juice winner!

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  12. Holy moly, Emily, these muffins look amazing. I want one right now! Why can't you be my neighbor?

    Very fun Mad Libs game. I loved Mad Libs as a kid!

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  13. Those look really fantastic! I just love pumpkin and I've been looking for new and exciting recipes to mix with my pumpkin. The topping looks so crunchy and delicious....

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  14. I must make these. I LOVE that topping!

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  15. Do you think this batter would work w/ choc. chips mixed in and the topping left off? I have a great pumpkin & choc. chip cookie recipe and have wanted to make a similar muffin for awhile, but I'm just wondering if the spices in this would fight w/ the chocolate?

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  16. Looks delicious Emily. I still can't get over that you write your own recipes!! I've been cooking a long time but have to always follow recipes (very closely)! You are very, very talented!!!

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  17. oh i love tht shot of the muffin sitting on the napkin away from me. lovely! generous streusel topping which i love. your muffins are always so wonderfully shaped and creative!

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  18. You are HILARIOUS! And you just changed my whole plan for the afternoon, because now I have to go to the store and get stuff to make these muffins RIGHT NOW. I should know better than to look at your blog before I've finished my to-do list!

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  19. oh my gosh those look insane! i love a big heaping scoop of streusel on top of a muffin! i have to make these suckers! thanks for the recipe

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  20. Your house must always smell amazing with all your baking. Between my steamed veggies and my husband's infatuation with bacon, it always smells like someone sh*t a Waffle House in our kitchen.

    I liked the mad lib. :)

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  21. loooks really good. where do you find cinnamon chips though?

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  22. wow these muffins look so nice and yummy. really a nice wake up call :)
    that streusel looks so good :)

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  23. I liked the story. But you know what I REALLY like? That streusel top!

    Glad to hear you're feeling better!
    Happy Friday!
    ~ingrid

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  24. That's like a super moist looking muffin! And that streusel, for me could be served with a spoon!

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  25. You're killing me with these muffins! I need one now....do you deliver??? :)

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  26. Could these look any yummier!!! I would have a hard time eating just one!! Love the idea of the gingersnaps and cinnamon chips. Found you on Tastespotting today, beautiful photos!!

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  27. Thanks everyone!

    Val, I would love to open a bakery. I think that's a splendid idea!

    Sarah, I think that would be fine. I love spice, pumpkin and chocolate together.

    Aww Debbie, thanks.

    C&T - YOU are hilarious.

    Heather, I would say 90% of the time our house doesn't smell that great. Vegetables, seafood... Have you noticed that popcorn smells too? Pretty embarrassing when you have guests over.

    Anon, I know that cinnamon chips are hard to find. I'm luck that my grocery store carries them. They don't carry them at Walmart, though. I would try looking at some grocery stores or ordering them online. You could substitute butterscotch chips, I suppose. But maybe chop them up a bit, because cinnamon chips are smaller.

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  28. I work on the line next to the Blueberry muffin tops. It smells so good when we run them! I have a few recipes for cookies with M.O.M. but have never thought to put them in other baked goods. Looks good!

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  29. and sorry, I just woke up from work, and didn't read through the recipe before commenting, so I will just shut up now~

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  30. Ughhh.. I just had some frozen yogurt, it would have been perfect with these muffins!

    They look wonderful. I love anything with chunky chocolate chips and nuts to munch on. I'm excited about the pom juice! :)
    Right in time for the holidays! Thanks much, Emily!

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  31. Loved the story! I'm a sucker for anything with streusel, so I'm sure I'd eat quite a few of these!

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  32. I was starting to get a little tired of pumpkin recipes, but this one is changing my mind. Love that topping! Nice :)

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  33. Wow! These are killer muffins! Love the cinnamon chips and crunchy gingersnaps on top. Pass the plate, please!

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  34. Those look amazing!!! I can't wait to bake them for my family at thanksgiving :)

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  35. Oh, sweet heaven, those muffins look delicious. I think I'll make those for our Thanksgiving potluck at work. Thanks so much for the awesome recipe!

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  36. What t an amazing topping for pumpkin muffins!

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  37. I jumped up and down at my local HEB because I found cinnamon chips and I will now be able to make these! You sure know how to make a mouth water - and I don't even like pumpkin!

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  38. These look delicious Em! I always know I'll see something delicious when I come here.

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  39. Now that what I call a muffin! I've looked EVERYWHERE in my area for those cinnamon chips and can't find them. Guess I need to broaden my search.

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  40. I just came across your blog and don't know how I have missed it!! I saw you on the food network show a while back and your sandwich, the pumpernickel pastrami has since become a family favorite! Your blog is super fun!

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  41. Wow,...these treats are real delicacies!!
    These look so goooodddd!!!!!!

    Just pure indulgence,...MMMMMMMM!!!

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  42. Oh my goodness. I hadn't even gotten to the picture - only the title! - and I was enthralled.

    *bookmarks*

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  43. I love Thanksgiving because I love pumpkin and I am thankful for this recipe!

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  44. Thanks everyone!

    Alice, I've gotta try it.

    Tamilyn, do you work at Malt-O-Meal?

    Yaaaay Adriana!

    Hi Cookies and Cups! Welcome! Please drop by anytime.

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  45. These look scrumptious - I think I could eat that topping with a spoon!

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  46. The topping looks SO incredible! I'm going to make these, if I can find those cinnamon chips!

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  47. these muffins are over the top girl!!

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  48. That is one of the best looking muffins I have seen! I need to make these!

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  49. I made these the other day and was wondering, can I substitute apple sauce for the oil? And also, why do some recipes have butter and oil in them? I am used to recipes just having butter or oil.

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  50. These pumpkin muffins look amazing, love the crushed ginger snaps in the streusel.

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