Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin muffins topped with a simple streusel mixture! These are the perfect fall breakfast! Every day should start with pumpkin, if you ask me. 


Don’t yell at me.

I know it’s a wee bit early for pumpkin recipes, but…I just couldn’t help myself.

Pumpkin muffins with streusel! These easy muffins are perfect for fall! #breakfast #pumpkin

Besides, these are pumpkin muffins and I’m going to make an educated guess here and say that you love muffins. I mean, come on.

Everyone loves muffins! (Especially pumpkin muffins.)

They are easy to make, delicious to eat, portable, freezable, and delectable. Delectable. I don’t think I’ve ever used that word before. I just really needed another “-able” word to round out that sentence. Forgive me.

Pumpkin muffins with streusel! These easy muffins are perfect for fall! #breakfast #pumpkin

Now, these muffins. I came across this pumpkin muffins recipe  in an old Taste Of Home magazine and I ripped the recipe out and stuck it in my To Bake Soon pile. Didn’t take long before I headed to the kitchen.

Tender, pumpkin-y, perfectly rounded on top, and that streusel…so good!

How to make easy pumpkin muffins:

ingredients for pumpkin muffins in bowl

You’ll start by beating together your butter and sugars until nice and creamy.

Beat in some pumpkin, buttermilk, and eggs.

Next up, you’ll add your dry ingredients.

pumpkin muffin ingredients in glass bowl

This recipe calls for flour, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice. Easy enough, right?

Stir all that together until just combined.

Scoop the batter into your prepared muffin tin and get started on the streusel.

streusel topping in glass bowl

To make the streusel, add flour, brown sugar, oats, and cold butter to a small bowl and work it together with a pastry cutter. This should resemble coarse crumbs when you’re finished.

Sprinkle the streusel over the pumpkin muffins and pop everything in the oven.

pumpkin muffins topped with streusel

These muffins take about 25 minutes.

I love these muffins because they’re really simple to throw together and they bake up perfect every time.

They’re easy to customize too – skip the streusel and sprinkle on some chocolate chips if you like that sort of thing.

Pumpkin muffins with streusel! These easy muffins are perfect for fall! #breakfast #pumpkin

More pumpkin recipes you’ll love:

Pumpkin Crunch Cake: One of the most popular recipes on my site each fall! I make it every year. 🙂

Pumpkin Bundt Cake: The glaze is made with browned butter, so you know it’s good!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins: They taste like pumpkin pie with chocolate chips and they’re HEALTHY!

Pumpkin Bread: This one is another reader favorite! You can’t go wrong.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake: It doesn’t get better than this.

If you love this recipe, be sure to follow me on Pinterest too! I pin all kinds of delicious things!

Pumpkin muffins with streusel! These easy muffins are perfect for fall! #breakfast #pumpkin

Pumpkin muffins with streusel! These easy muffins are perfect for fall! #breakfast #pumpkin

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Servings: 12 muffins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall, muffins
Calories: 226 kcal

These pumpkin muffins are topped with a simple streusel. Perfect for chilly mornings!


For the muffins
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the streusel topping
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars.
  3. Beat in pumpkin, buttermilk, and eggs.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix into the batter. Stir just until combined.
  5. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin tins 2/3 full of batter.
  6. For topping, combine the flour, brown sugar, and oats in a small bowl. Add the butter.
  7. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly.
  8. Spoon streusel topping over the muffins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 214mg9%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2350IU47%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.

This post was originally published on Buns In My Oven in 2009. It’s been updated with new photos and a video.