The fall season is here, which means it’s time to bring out this pumpkin spice muffins with streusel topping recipe! My family loves these muffins, they’re topped with a secret ingredient that will make your mouth water!
Warm pumpkin muffins
I visited New York with Kellogg’s on a hosted trip and got the chance to experience a fun event at Culinary Loft. The space features a gorgeous kitchen, one of which celebrity chef Rachel Ray used to shoot her magazine cover, and an artful approach to dining, parties, and events.
Pumpkin spice crumb muffins to try at home
As we discussed a few of Kellogg’s awesome initiatives, we took a hands-on approach, tied on our aprons, and followed along with the Culinary Loft chefs to create a few different fun recipes for lunch, all of them utilizing Kellogg’s cereals in the ingredient list! No, cereal is not just for breakfast y’all.
Among the foods we made, I completely fell in love with the streusel-topped pumpkin spice muffins. They were the perfect blend of pumpkin and spices with a delicious Kellogg’s Special K cereal and brown sugar crumble top. Check out the recipe for these homemade muffins from scratch below.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Streusel Topping
Original recipe from Kellogg’s
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Kellogg’s® Special K® cereal
- Pumpkin puree
- Brown sugar
- Vegetable oil
Step 1: Combine dry ingredients
To start on these pumpkin muffins, grab a small bowl and stir together 1 cup flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and cloves.
Step 2: Make the Kellogg’s Special K cereal mixture
In a large bowl stir together 2 cups Kellogg’s® Special K® cereal and buttermilk. Let stand for about 5 minutes or until cereal softens. Stir in egg, pumpkin puree, 2/3 cup brown sugar, and oil.
Step 3: Combine ingredients and divide into muffin pan cups
Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture. Stir just until combined. Portion evenly into twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin-pan cups coated with cooking spray.
Step 4: Add the streusel topping for muffins & bake
In a small bowl stir together 1/4 cup brown sugar and 3 tablespoons flour. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup cereal. Sprinkle over muffin tops. Bake at 375°F for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool slightly on wire rack.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Streusel Topping
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 2 cups Kellogg's® Special K® cereal crushed to 1 cup
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg slightly beaten
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 1/2 cup Kellogg's® Special K® Original cereal
- In small bowl stir together 1 cup flour, baking powder, cinnamon, soda, nutmeg and cloves.
- In large bowl stir together 2 cups Kellogg’s® Special K® cereal and buttermilk. Let stand about 5 minutes or until cereal softens. Stir in egg, pumpkin puree, 2/3 cup brown sugar and oil.
- Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture. Stir just until combined. Portion evenly into twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin-pan cups coated with cooking spray.
- In small bowl stir together 1/4 cup brown sugar and 3 tablespoons flour. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup cereal. Sprinkle over muffin tops. Bake at 375°F about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool slightly on wire rack.
Enjoy this fall pumpkin spice muffins recipe!
Trust me, if you are a pumpkin fan, you should give these pumpkin spice muffins a shot. They are delicious, and a warm welcome to the fall season! If you love this idea, here’s another recipe to try. One of my favorite fall desserts has to be these pumpkin caramel cheesecake bites! They’re super easy to make and we love them so.
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These look amazing! I love using Special K in them!
Pumpkin muffins are my favorite! This recipe looks delicious and I love that Special K is an ingredient!
My neighbor had given me a recipe years ago for pumpkin bread. Although I like the indivudual muffin idea, I would also take this recipe to put the struesel atop in a nutbread recipe or her pumpkin bread one. A bit faster to get done than muffins when short on time! Thanks!
I wouldn’t have thought of using the cereal for a topping, but i bet it would be good mixed with the sugar and butter as a topping for any kind of fruit such as a blueberry buckle or apple brown betty.
I often have a little leftover pumpkin from other baking. This would be an excellent way to use it. Thanks for the recipe.
Looks so delish. Pinning!
These look so delicious! I’m going to make them for my family. I love all pumpkin flavored treats in the fall. Thanks for sharing.
Yum! Those look good and simple enough! Perfect for Thanksgiving Day breakfast