Raise your hand if you’re ready to cozy up to fall! ?????? There’s nothing quite like those crisp autumn mornings with a cup of warm tea, Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Pecan Crumble, and looking out the window at all the colorful leaves. Am I right?!
Growing up, I spent a lot of time at both of my grandparents’ homes. They lived two blocks from each other – which meant I’d walk from one to the other through the woods every time I was visiting. It was a kid’s utopia.
One house had a front porch swing that we spent countless hours swinging on. The other a back porch, where we’d run around with ice cream cones and play fetch with the dog. Being at my grandmas’ homes meant a whole lot of comfort – like a big hug – both figuratively and literally.
Since I don’t get to see either of them as often as I’d like, I thought sending them a care package would be a perfect fall treat, complete with Pumpkin Spice Muffins of course!
A care package that would feel like the comfort of the big hugs I had throughout my childhood.
I also learned a lot about baking from both of my grandmothers, and being able to share some homemade treats with them makes the care package extra special. With Bob’s Red Mill, we believe that baking for others is one of the surest signs to show how much you care. So much love to share!
Care Package with Love
A care package with comforting gifts: a gorgeous mug that fits perfectly in your hands, warming spice tea, bubble bath, and Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Pecan Crumble. Are you sensing the theme yet? Perfect morning in a box!
These Pumpkin Spice Muffins AND the Pecan Crumble are made with high-quality Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Organic Flour. Because Bob’s Red Mill flours are milled from premium quality ingredients, baked goods have that extra touch of quality, and I only use the best for my Grandmas!
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Now let’s get to baking for your loved ones!
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Muffins
First, you’ll mix the dry ingredients: Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Organic Flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, brown sugar, and white sugar.
Let’s talk about this brown sugar situation for a minute… it’s the main sugar in Pumpkin Spice Muffins because it gives the muffins a richer, deeper caramel flavor. AND it’s in the crumble. Brown sugar is the best accompaniment for fall flavors.
Then we move on to our wet ingredients… eggs, melted butter, vanilla, applesauce, and pumpkin puree. Done and done. Mix it together, and your batter is well on its way to making care package smiles happen all around the world.
??Yes – there’s applesauce in the muffins! No oils this time my friends – pure moisture with all natural ingredients! WINNING!
And finally the crumble…
Pecans, brown sugar, and my trusty Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Flour again! Oh, and a tinnnny bit of butter to hold it all together. Mixing the butter into the crumble is one of my favorite things to do because the smell is divine. A rich, buttery, pecan scent fills the air…
Luckily you won’t have to wait too long before sampling the muffins and sending them off to your loved ones.
I’d recommend making a double batch though. You’re not going to be able to contain yourself once you taste the warm pumpkin spice flavors, moist muffins, and the crumbly pecan topping. And neither will your care package recipient.
Go ahead and assemble your own care package for your loved ones. Then grab yourself a cup of tea, cozy up, and bite into these uber flavorful, moist, and comforting fall Pumpkin Spice Muffins with a crunch, rich Pecan Crumble!
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Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Pecan Crumble
- MUFFINS:1 1/2 cups Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 cup brown sugar1/4 cup white sugar1/2 cup butter 1 stick, melted2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla1/4 cup applesauce1 cup pumpkin pureePECAN CRUMBLE:1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon pecan chips1/4 cup brown sugar1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Flour1 1/2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin tin pan for 18 muffins.Stir together dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, brown sugar, and white sugar. Set aside.Melt butter, set aside to cool slightly. Whisk together eggs, vanilla, apple sauce, and pumpkin puree. Slowly whisk in butter.Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full (I use a 1 1/2 inch scoop).Create the crumble by stirring together pecans, brown sugar, flour, and melted butter. Top each muffin with approximately 1/2 Tablespoon of crumble and gently pat down.Bake muffins for 16 minutes, until tops bounce back when touched slightly. Remove from pan and let cool slightly.