Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Muffins with Maple Glaze

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.