Pumpkin-Praline Muffins


Inspired by two favorite fall pies, these pumpkin muffins are topped with a crunchy and sweet pecan streusel.

Pumpkin Praline Muffins
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins


  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon sour cream

  • cup chopped pecans, toasted

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ¾ cup buttermilk

  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. For topping, in a small bowl combine the 1/3 cup brown sugar and sour cream; stir in pecans. Set topping aside.

  2. In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. In a medium bowl combine egg, buttermilk, pumpkin, the 2/3 cup brown sugar, and melted butter. Add pumpkin mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each nearly full. Spoon topping evenly over batter.

  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; cool completely on wire rack.

  4. Transfer muffins to a storage container; cover tightly. Tote muffins at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
11g Fat
37g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 138mg 3%
Folate, total 44.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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