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Pumpkin muffins topped with brown sugar streusel and vanilla glaze.

Pumpkin Muffins with Brown Sugar Streusel

These pumpkin muffins are light and tender treats filled with plenty of pumpkin puree and spice, then topped with brown sugar streusel and baked to perfection. The ultimate fall breakfast or snack option.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 288kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the muffins

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • cooking spray

For the streusel

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

For the glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the muffins

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray, or you can use paper liners.
  • Place the eggs, sugar, pumpkin puree and oil in a bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract and salt to the bowl. Stir until just combined.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups.

For the streusel

  • Place the flour, brown sugar, butter and pumpkin pie spice in a medium sized bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined and coarse crumbs form.
  • Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the muffins.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. 
  • Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the glaze

  • Whisk together the powdered sugar, cream and vanilla extract. Drizzle over the cooled muffins.
  • Serve, or store the muffins in an airtight container for up to 5 days.



Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 3230IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2.6mg