Pumpkin Streusel Cranberry Muffins

Posted by Lindsey On 8:54 AM

If you like to bake with pumpkin then you have probably have heard about the pumpkin shortage this year. I had to go to two different grocery stores to find pumpkin and I am glad I finally found some because I have been wanting to make some muffins for awhile now. I stocked up on pumpkin so I should be good for awhile. These muffins are great, the tartness of the cranberries goes great with the sweetness of the streusel.

Pumpkin Streusel Cranberry Muffins
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup dried cranberries

For streusel topping:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, slightly softened and cut into 1/2-inch pieces


Put oven in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Put liners in muffin cups.

For the streusel topping: in a medium bowl, stir together the flour, spices, and brown sugar. Add the butter pieces and combine the mixture with a fork until the topping resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

Whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs, spices, 1 1/4 cups sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until smooth, then whisk in flour mixture and dried cranberries until just combined.

Divide batter among muffin cups (each should be about three-fourths full), then sprinkle tops with streusel mixture. Bake until puffed and golden brown and wooden pick or skewer inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

Cool in pan on a rack five minutes, then transfer muffins from pan to rack and cool to warm or room temperature.

3 Response to "Pumpkin Streusel Cranberry Muffins"

  1. spb Said,

    I wouldn't have thought of putting pumpkin and cranberries together but the more I think about it, the more I like the idea. :)


  2. Katie Said,

    I know, I have been buying every can I can get my hands on. These look great I might have to use up one my hard earned cans on them!


  3. I hadn't heard about the pumpkin shortage. That worries me because I love pumpkin. I'll have to stock up for the holidays. Your muffins looks delicious.