It seems I am baking something containing pumpkin almost every day. I guess Fall is truly here. I don't like muffins and rarely make them but I knew my gang would like these so I made them yesterday morning.
Mix 1-1/2 cup flour with 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground cloves, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. ground ginger. Whisk this all together.
In your mixer bowl, mix 1/2 cup melted butter with 1-1/4 cup of sugar. Beat in 2 large eggs and 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree. Add 1/4 cup of water. Gently stir in dry ingredients just until blended.
Line your cupcake pans with paper liners.
Fill the cups 3/4 full. In a separate bowl mix: 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter cut in small pieces, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 cup ground pecans. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the batter in each cup. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Mix a couple teaspoons of maple syrup with some confectioners sugar to make a glaze and drizzle it over the top of the muffins. These make your house smell wonderful.