Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.

I swear I’m not crazy for sharing pumpkin muffins in January!  If you make them, you will see why. They are year-round worthy!  I know, I know! Is it still pumpkin season? I quizzed you in my week in the life post and instagram and the majority of you still wanted to see these pumpkin […]

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I swear I’m not crazy for sharing pumpkin muffins in January! 

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

If you make them, you will see why. They are year-round worthy! 

pumpkin muffin batter with chocolate chips

I know, I know! Is it still pumpkin season? I quizzed you in my week in the life post and instagram and the majority of you still wanted to see these pumpkin muffins. I’d say it’s pumpkin season until about march, so we’re good. Some of you said it’s pumpkin season year round! My kids would agree.

These are like my pumpkin dream cake, in small bite-size portions!

baked pumpkin muffins

Oh my GOSH these muffins. We love them. We have made them so.many.times. They are the kids’ favorite muffins AND – now, this is huge. Eddie, a self-proclaimed pumpkin hater – eats these muffins and adores them. Loves them!

I partially attribute that to my minimal use of spice. I ramble about it all the time – I love pumpkin things, but I don’t necessarily love pumpkin SPICE things. You know? It is a fairly bland flavor on its own, so I do find that I like a bit of spice or savory seasonings. Just not a lot.

I’m warning you here, in case you want to double the spice amount in the recipe below!

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

This recipe makes about 18 perfectly plump muffins. They are so darn good!

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Now this isn’t my first time making pumpkin muffins. I have a chai version here and an almond version here. I also used a simply recipes version and mashed up the three, finding a middle ground with the flour and making sure I could use the entire can of pumpkin so it didn’t go to waste. 

And we have these beauties that came out perfectly! 

These are the type of muffins that are delicious enough for dessert. I mean, let’s be honest, muffins are really just cake masquerading as muffins for breakfast. I will never say no to that. 

Especially if they are a little warm with a dollop of butter.

baked pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Oh my gosh. Now I’m starving. 

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

So while I know it’s not technically pumpkin season, I couldn’t help but share so you could make a weekend treat. These are so well loved in our house and a fun thing to make with the kids. They fight over the mixing bowl and all that, but in the end we all get to eat them.

And that’s the real win!

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These chocolate chip pumpkin muffins are the fluffiest, most delicious pumpkin muffins around! Super easy to make and foolproof!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 muffins
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips (milk or dark - your choice!)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with liners.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and pumpkin spice.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and the eggs until combined. Whisk in the pumpkin puree. Whisk in the oil and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined - do not overmix! Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Fill the muffin tins about ¾ of the way full. Bake the muffins for 18 to 20 minutes, or until set in the center. Let cool before serving!

Notes

adapted from simply recipes

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Is that the perfect bite or what?!

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Banana Oatmeal Muffins

These cozy banana oatmeal muffins are easy to whip up in a blender! Add streusel for a sweet crunch, or go healthy with a sprinkle of oats. Got a few spotty bananas on hand? Try these cozy Banana Oatmeal Muffins! These tasty muffins are beautifully fluffy and moist, perfect for using up this tasty fruit. Even better: they’re mostly made with whole grain oats! There’s a bit of flour to give it a light body, but these muffins are almost just as a bowl of oatmeal. Top them with a light streusel topping and they’re a tasty treat that works any time of the day. Here’s how to make them! Banana oatmeal muffins…made in a blender! These banana oatmeal muffins are so cozy and easy to whip up! The key: they’re made in a blender! It blends the oats into a fine flour, and makes it easy to put together the dough. There are no mixing bowls needed! Here’s what to know about this type of muffin: Use the ripest bananas you can. Bananas make magic when they’re brown and spotty. The riper the better, here! You’ll get a beautifully banana-scented flavor and the best sweetness. A quality blender makes […]

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These cozy banana oatmeal muffins are easy to whip up in a blender! Add streusel for a sweet crunch, or go healthy with a sprinkle of oats.

Banana oatmeal muffins

Got a few spotty bananas on hand? Try these cozy Banana Oatmeal Muffins! These tasty muffins are beautifully fluffy and moist, perfect for using up this tasty fruit. Even better: they’re mostly made with whole grain oats! There’s a bit of flour to give it a light body, but these muffins are almost just as a bowl of oatmeal. Top them with a light streusel topping and they’re a tasty treat that works any time of the day. Here’s how to make them!

Banana oatmeal muffins…made in a blender!

These banana oatmeal muffins are so cozy and easy to whip up! The key: they’re made in a blender! It blends the oats into a fine flour, and makes it easy to put together the dough. There are no mixing bowls needed! Here’s what to know about this type of muffin:

  • Use the ripest bananas you can. Bananas make magic when they’re brown and spotty. The riper the better, here! You’ll get a beautifully banana-scented flavor and the best sweetness.
  • A quality blender makes easy work of it. A high speed blender is best: but these work in even the slowest of blenders. It just takes a while longer!
  • Don’t over-blend. Whiz just until the ingredients come together into a smooth dough.
Banana oatmeal muffins

Add streusel topping or an alternative for healthy banana muffins

The fun part about these banana oatmeal muffins? They have a crunchy, sweet streusel topping! It adds just the right sweetness to every muffin bite. But if you want an even healthier banana oatmeal muffins? Here’s an alternative:

  • The streusel blends butter, oats, flour, sugar and cinnamon. Mix them together with a fork until crumbly. You can also use coconut oil as a vegan option.
  • Turbinado sugar makes the crunchiest topping. Turbinado sugar is raw sugar with large, light brown crystals. It makes a great crunchy texture on top. Use brown sugar as a substitute if desired.
  • For healthy banana oatmeal muffins, use just oats and sugar. Roughly chop the oats with a knife. Then sprinkle both raw oats and turbinado sugar or brown sugar on top. It’s easier and healthier!
Healthy banana oatmeal muffins

Variations and mix-ins!

There are lots of great mix-ins for banana oatmeal muffins! Of course if you’re looking for a healthy banana muffin, stick with them as is. But to mix it up, try these variations:

  • Blueberry banana muffins: Fold 1 cup blueberries into the batter before baking.
  • Banana chocolate chip muffins: Add 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips to the batter.
  • Banana walnut muffins: Add 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts to the batter.

Storage info for banana oatmeal muffins

What’s the best way to store banana oatmeal muffins? These muffins have special storage instructions because of the crunchy topping. Here’s what to know:

  • Store at room temperature 4 days with a paper towel, or lightly covered with foil. If you store in a sealed container, the topping can become very soft. Instead, add a paper towel to the container to absorb excess moisture. Or simply cover the top of the container with foil.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months. These banana oatmeal muffins freeze well. The topping may not have quite the same texture after freezing, but they’re still delicious. The oat and sugar topping may do better after freezing.
Banana oatmeal muffins

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This banana oatmeal muffins recipe is…

Vegetarian, plant-based, vegan, and dairy-free. For gluten free, go to Gluten Free Banana Muffins.

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Banana Oatmeal Muffins


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10 muffins
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These cozy banana oatmeal muffins are easy to whip up in a blender! Add streusel for a sweet crunch, or go healthy with a sprinkle of oats.


Ingredients

For the batter

  • 3 large ripe bananas (broken into pieces)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil
  • 1 egg (or flax egg for vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (or 1/2 tablespoon almond extract)
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (for gluten free, go to Blender Muffins)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

For the streusel topping (or use 3 tablespoons roughly chopped oats & 2 tablespoons turbinado or brown sugar)

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter (or coconut oil for vegan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Mix the streusel topping ingredients, with the butter cut into small pieces, in a small bowl with a fork until crumbly. Or, mix the optional chopped oats and brown sugar. Set aside.
  3. Combine all the batter ingredients in blender and blend until a smooth batter forms (don’t over blend). Pour into 10 muffin cups. Crumble a bit of the streusel topping onto each muffin.
  4. Bake 25 to 28 minutes until a toothpick comes out mostly clean with a few clinging crumbs. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove the muffins and place them on a cooling rack. Cool 1 hour until room temperature. Store up to 4 days in a sealed container with a paper towel inside (to keep the topping crumbly) or frozen up to 3 months. You can also refrigerate the muffins, but they can become dry and the topping becomes soft. 
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Muffins

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Orange Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins.

These orange cinnamon muffins are the most delish fluffy love muffins! Fluffy, cinnamon-y, orange-y goodness all wrapped up in a little muffin bite and drizzled with fantastic glaze. Everyone adores them!  After sharing my one hour orange cinnamon rolls, I don’t think I need to ramble on about how much we love the orange cinnamon […]

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These orange cinnamon muffins are the most delish fluffy love muffins!

orange cinnamon coffee cake muffins

Fluffy, cinnamon-y, orange-y goodness all wrapped up in a little muffin bite and drizzled with fantastic glaze. Everyone adores them! 

orange cinnamon coffee cake muffins with orange glaze

After sharing my one hour orange cinnamon rolls, I don’t think I need to ramble on about how much we love the orange cinnamon combo for breakfast in this house. And I warned you that I had one more easy orange cinnamon recipe coming up. Easier than the orange rolls, I swear!

This is such a nostalgic flavor for me, and when it comes to baked goods on christmas morning, this is exactly how I want them taste.

orange cinnamon coffee cake muffins

So if cinnamon rolls are a little out of your wheelhouse, grab a muffin pan and make this recipe! You can bake them the night before and christmas morning will taste heavenly.

These last a few days (unless everyone eats them!) and they’re a great way to prepare a fun, seasonal breakfast or snack ahead of time, without trying to do so in the rush of the holiday mornings. I love doing this. Get’s everything out of the way.

orange cinnamon coffee cake muffins with orange glaze

A few years ago, I offered a holiday entertaining guide with The Pretty Dish. If you have it, you may recognize these muffins as my Christmas Morning Muffins! This is pretty much that recipe, with added streusel and glaze, because who doesn’t love coffee cake?

While the muffin itself doesn’t have a cinnamon swirl, it does have this fabulous coffee cake-like topping that lends itself to the perfect morning treat. Grab a large (iced for me!) latte with lots of foam. Turn on the glow of the christmas lights. Enjoy a slow and steady morning as the year winds down.

Sounds amazing.

It feels like we might be inside a hallmark movie at this point and I don’t hate it. 

orange cinnamon coffee cake muffins

These muffins are light and fluffy with hints of both cinnamon and orange. The streusel is crumbly and almost crunchy – it’s perfect! 

The glaze is perfectly sweet and super orange-flavored, mostly from fresh grated zest that gives it a wonderful citrus zing. 

orange cinnamon coffee cake muffins

Orange Cinnamon Muffins

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Orange Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

These orange cinnamon muffins are perfect for breakfast! Light and fluffy muffins are topped with a cinnamon streusel and orange glaze.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated orange zest

streusel

  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

orange glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

Instructions

muffins

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with liners.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and baking soda.
  • In a larger bowl, whisk together the sugar and the eggs until combined. Whisk in the milk and vegetable oil. Whisk in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until just combined. Fill the muffin liners about ⅔ of the way full. Sprinkle the crumb on top of the batter, pressing gently so it sticks to the batter.
  • Bake the muffins for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the center is set and the crumb is golden. Remove the muffins and drizzle with the orange glaze. Serve!

streusel

  • To make the crumb topping, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, salt and melted butter until combined. Whisk for a good minute or two until the sugar begins to dissolve, then use a wooden spoon to stir in the flour. The mixture will be crumb-like and dry. Almost like a sludge or sand. This is what you want! Sprinkle the crumb on top of each muffin before baking.

orange glaze

  • Whisk ingredients together until a smooth glaze forms. If it’s too thick, add more orange juice 1 teaspoon at a time. If it’s too thin, whisk in more sugar a few tablespoons at a time until desired consistency is reached.

orange cinnamon coffee cake muffins

It’s a bite of holiday cheer!

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

We dare you to resist these pumpkin cream cheese muffins! They’re moist, cozy spiced and the creamy topping is to die for. Um, WOW, is what I mumbled at first bite of these pumpkin cheese cake muffins. Because wow, will that beautiful bite will have you meditating on it for hours. The moist cake is cozy-scented and just sweet enough, since after all it really is a muffin. Top that with a generous gooey mound of maple cream cheese, and each bite is like eating cheesecake and a muffin all at once. It’s really a bit of heaven in a muffin wrapper. (Insert contented sigh here.) Ingredients in pumpkin cream cheese muffins What I love most about these pumpkin cream cheese muffins is they really are a muffin, even though they sound decadent. The flavor is gorgeous and just sweet enough, but not so sweet you feel like you’re eating a cupcake. There’s even some healthy ingredients like oatmeal and applesauce! We modeled these treats after our Healthy Pumpkin Muffins, but swapped a streusel topping for a lump of maple cream cheese. Here’s what you’ll need: All purpose flour Rolled oats: Rolled oats help to make them more filling and […]

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We dare you to resist these pumpkin cream cheese muffins! They’re moist, cozy spiced and the creamy topping is to die for.

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins

Um, WOW, is what I mumbled at first bite of these pumpkin cheese cake muffins. Because wow, will that beautiful bite will have you meditating on it for hours. The moist cake is cozy-scented and just sweet enough, since after all it really is a muffin. Top that with a generous gooey mound of maple cream cheese, and each bite is like eating cheesecake and a muffin all at once. It’s really a bit of heaven in a muffin wrapper. (Insert contented sigh here.)

Ingredients in pumpkin cream cheese muffins

What I love most about these pumpkin cream cheese muffins is they really are a muffin, even though they sound decadent. The flavor is gorgeous and just sweet enough, but not so sweet you feel like you’re eating a cupcake. There’s even some healthy ingredients like oatmeal and applesauce! We modeled these treats after our Healthy Pumpkin Muffins, but swapped a streusel topping for a lump of maple cream cheese. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • All purpose flour
  • Rolled oats: Rolled oats help to make them more filling and add fiber
  • Light brown sugar
  • Pumpkin pie spice: Use purchased or make your own
  • Baking powder, baking soda and salt
  • Pumpkin puree: steer away from pumpkin pie filling
  • Applesauce: using applesauce makes them moist and lets you use less oil
  • Oil: any neutral oil works, like grapeseed, organic canola, vegetable or sunflower
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cream cheese
  • Maple syrup
Pumpkin cream cheese muffins

How to add the cream cheese topping / filling

These pumpkin cream cheese muffins are pretty simple to put together. It’s a typical muffin where you mix the wet ingredients, mix the dry ingredients, and then put them together. The only part with a little technique involved is the cream cheese topping! Read this before you attempt the muffins:

  • The cream cheese functions as both a topping and a filling. You’ll see most of it on top, but a bit of gooey cream cheese will remain inside the muffin too.
  • Place dollops of maple cream cheese on top of the batter. Use a heaping 1 tablespoon.
  • Use a spoon to push the cheese into the batter. Push it down until it sinks and batter slightly rises over edges of the cheese. You’ll still have an exposed circle of cheese at the top of the muffin.

When the muffins bake, the cream cheese portion will get larger. But you’ll still have a bit of creamy cheese on the inside. It’s delicious! These muffins are a lovely fall recipe idea, and they’re ideal for Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins
Here’s what the muffins should look like before baking

Storage info for pumpkin cream cheese muffins

Because there’s cream cheese on top, the storage info for pumpkin cream cheese muffins is a little different than most. Here are a few pointers:

  • The muffins are the best the day of making. Wait after baking until they’re about room temperature, then devour. They taste incredible the day of.
  • Refrigerate for 5 days. Because of the cream cheese topping, avoid storing these muffins at room temperature. Pop them into the fridge and let them warm back to room temp for a minute or two before you enjoy them.
  • Do not freeze. The cream cheese topping doesn’t hold up well in the freezer, so we don’t’ recommend freezing them.

Variations: more cream cheese muffins to try!

If you’re anything like me, after you take one bite of these pumpkin cream cheese muffins you’ll think: What other cream cheese muffins can I try? The sky is really the limit: you can put the maple cream cheese topping from this recipe on just about any muffin. Here are a few we’d recommend:

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This pumpkin cream cheese muffins recipe is…

Vegetarian.

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Pumpkin cream cheese muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

We dare you to resist these pumpkin cream cheese muffins! They’re moist, cozy spiced and the creamy topping is to die for.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (purchased or homemade)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add 12 muffin cups to a standard muffin tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, rolled oats, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice with the baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt.
  3. In another bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, applesauce, neutral oil, and vanilla.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until a smooth batter forms.
  5. Use a mixer or electric hand mixer to combine cream cheese and maple syrup: beat it on high until fluffy. 
  6. Divide the batter evenly into the 12 muffin cups. Dollop a mounded tablespoon of maple cream cheese onto the center of each muffin. Using a clean spoon, press down the cream cheese until it sinks and batter slightly rises over edges of the cream cheese, but there’s still an exposed circle of cheese at the top. 
  7. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the muffin portion. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove the muffins and place them on a cooling rack. Cool 1 hour until room temperature. Enjoy or refrigerate up to 1 week (these muffins do not freeze well).
  • Category: Muffin
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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Hellllllo little cornbread crumb muffins, you beautiful things!

cornbread crumb muffins

I mean, if these aren’t a part of my dinner tonight, I don’t know what I’m thinking. They are soft and fluffy and taste like cornbread perfection. All while being topped with a crumble that is divine!

They are really darn good.

cornbread muffin batter

Okay so cornbread with crumble isn’t that new of an idea to me. Years ago I made this cornmeal crumble cake (with candied tomatoes! wowza) and it is super delish. Just as it sounds – cornbread with a crumbly, streusely topping!

Basically the best part. The part I always steal off the top. You know.

cornbread crumb muffins

It’s a nice twist too because cornbread isn’t necessarily THAT sweet, you know? I know it has a bit of sweetness, but it’s not overly sweet. So the crumble topping brings a little more sweetness to the bite. It’s lovely. 

It’s like we combined cornbread and coffee cake! A little cornbread coffee cake baby. 

cornbread crumb muffins

Are you cornbread people on Thanksgiving? We really aren’t. I love cornbread any other time of year, but it doesn’t seem to fit into our traditional Thanksgiving menu. I know for many of you, it may be a staple.

We usually do some form of roll on the holiday. Usually a parker house roll or buttery cloverleaf one.

But rarely cornbread. 

However, we DO serve corn, so maybe we should just combine the two. Corn and rolls… here we are with best combo. 

Eddie absolutely LOVES cornbread. He could eat it everyday, with either butter or jelly. I love a plain cornbread muffin and if I’m so inclined (and it’s warm), I’ll do a little bit of butter. Otherwise, I adore the flavor on its own and the slightly crumbly texture.

cornbread crumb muffins

The other thing that is great about this recipe? It’s a little more forgiving than a yeasted roll, which means that you can make it a little ahead of time for Thanksgiving. That’s the hardest part for me when it comes to making the bread. I want the bread to be fresh, but don’t have the bandwidth that day (or, let’s be real, the oven space) to make it happen in a way that is worth it. 

This changes that! You can make these a bit of ahead of time – probably the night before, and they will be ready to serve and wonderful. You can also warm them a bit before the meal if you wish!

cornbread crumb muffins with butter

Pretty sure we should all just make these for breakfast!

cornbread crumb muffins with butter

Cornbread Crumb Muffins

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Cornbread Crumb Muffins

These cornbread crumb muffins are a mix between fluffy cornbread and coffee cake! Cornbread muffins with a crumble topping. Delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup finely ground cornmeal
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

crumb

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with liners.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a smaller bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the milk and eggs. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, then stir in the melted butter. Stir until just combined.
  • Fill the muffin liners with the batter about ¾ of the way full. Top each with a tablespoon or so of the crumble, gently pressing it into the batter.
  • Bake the muffins for 18 to 20 minutes, or until they are set on top. Let them cool before serving!
  • Note: you can make these a day ahead of time

crumb

  • To make the crumb topping, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, salt and melted butter until combined. Whisk for a good minute or two until the sugar begins to dissolve, then use a wooden spoon to stir in the flour. The mixture will be crumb-like and dry. Almost like a sludge or sand. This is what you want! Sprinkle the crumb on top of each muffin before baking.

Notes

slightly adapted from this cornmeal crumb cake

cornbread crumb muffins with butter

Perfect swoop of butter too!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Apple Pie Muffins

Apple muffins infused with fall spices and topped with a crumble topping.

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These Apple Cinnamon Muffins are the perfect way to take advantage of apple season. Full of big pieces of apple, cinnamon and spices, these muffins are topped with a cinnamon streusel for extra flavor and texture.

Three apple cinnamon muffins on a cream plate with lattes and more muffins on a cooling rack in the background

Yesterday I placed an Instacart order which included multiple cans of pumpkin puree. And I didn’t specify not to substitute it for pumpkin pie mix.

You know where this is going right?

Yep, FOUR 30-ounce cans of pumpkin pie mix. Apparently the store was out of pumpkin puree.

I thought maybe it was a fluke, but then my friend Stephie texted me that her stores were all out as well. She did a little researching and apparently we may have another pumpkin shortage on our hands. Seriously, I am so over 2020.

Guys, pumpkin puree is gold for food bloggers during the fall months and luckily I have numerous cans in my pantry from last year. So I can at least get started with some recipe testing because this girl is not paying Amazon $36 for 4 cans of pumpkin. I’d much prefer grabbing a $2 sugar pumpkin to make my own.

Good thing we still have apples galore so we can whip up delicious fall desserts like these simple Apple Cinnamon Muffins.

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Apple Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

Apple cinnamon muffins with a sweet and buttery cinnamon crumb topping. These muffins are easy to make and are great for breakfast or snack time. Muffins are one of my favorite things to bake! I love that they double as a breakfast and snack and they’r…

Apple cinnamon muffins with a sweet and buttery cinnamon crumb topping. These muffins are easy to make and are great for breakfast or snack time. Muffins are one of my favorite things to bake! I love that they double as a breakfast and snack and they’re so good for days when you’re on the go.…

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Blueberry Muffins – Baking Basics

My mum (who’s American) was the blueberry muffin baker in our house. She’d sometimes make that internet-famous ‘Jordan Marsh from scratch’ recipe for weekend breakfasts and – between the 4 of us – the whole dozen would inevitably be gone by Sunday afternoon. She taught me how to make them as well and through my own trials and internet reading, I’ve come up with my best blueberry muffin: soft & fluffy (not tough), not too sweet & packed with blueberries but not soggy!!! I’ve got a few secret ingredients up my sleeve too which make these taste SO blueberry-y (almost like a Starbucks muffin?!). Lastly, they’ve gotta have the crunchy cinnamon-sugar on top (DUH!) – fun fact, that’s the reason my site is called Top with Cinnamon – it’s because I loved the cinnamon topping on blueberry muffins (and coffee) so much. My secret ingredients for these blueberry muffins: This muffin recipe contains all the usual suspects – plain flour, butter, eggs & granulated sugar. I use baking powder & soda to leaven them but you can just use self-raising flour instead if that’s what you’ve got. I make them without vanilla extract as I find it redundant when using […]

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a halved bluebery muffin

My mum (who’s American) was the blueberry muffin baker in our house. She’d sometimes make that internet-famous ‘Jordan Marsh from scratch’ recipe for weekend breakfasts and – between the 4 of us – the whole dozen would inevitably be gone by Sunday afternoon. She taught me how to make them as well and through my own trials and internet reading, I’ve come up with my best blueberry muffin: soft & fluffy (not tough), not too sweet & packed with blueberries but not soggy!!!

I’ve got a few secret ingredients up my sleeve too which make these taste SO blueberry-y (almost like a Starbucks muffin?!). Lastly, they’ve gotta have the crunchy cinnamon-sugar on top (DUH!) – fun fact, that’s the reason my site is called Top with Cinnamon – it’s because I loved the cinnamon topping on blueberry muffins (and coffee) so much.

a halved blueberry muffin on a plate and some whole blueberry muffins on the side

My secret ingredients for these blueberry muffins:

This muffin recipe contains all the usual suspects – plain flour, butter, eggs & granulated sugar. I use baking powder & soda to leaven them but you can just use self-raising flour instead if that’s what you’ve got. I make them without vanilla extract as I find it redundant when using my secret flavour boosting ingredients (however if you’re not adding the secret ingredients, you can whack 1 tsp of vanilla extract in the batter!).

I use a couple of secret ingredients which really enhance flavour of the muffins (but which can also be easily replaced, although the substitutes just won’t give as much flavour).

  1. My first flavour enhancer is frozen wild blueberries – I know these are common in America but in the UK I’ve only just discovered them. I’ve seen them in Whole Foods (so only available if you’re in London) but have found out that Picard (a French frozen food brand) sells them on Ocado (the supermarket delivery service). Anyway, wild blueberries are smaller, so you can pack more into each muffin, and they have a more concentrated flavour. If you can’t get them, just go for standard frozen blueberries which will also be delicious.
  2. My second special ingredient is blueberry yoghurt – It’s only a small amount of yoghurt in these (100g) so you don’t get TOO much blueberry flavour but I find that this really is the KEY to adding the most blueberry-y flavour in an easy way. It happens because the yoghurt contains a natural blueberry flavour extract so, when stirred into the batter, it really boosts these muffins to the next level. I’ve used Liberté blueberry yoghurt (it’s a 0% fat one, but works perfectly here) in mine. If you can’t get blueberry yoghurt, go for a plain yoghurt, sour cream or even buttermilk.
  3. My last special ingredient is ground coriander seed – I found this trick via Stella Parks on Serious Eats and also from the River Cottage. The flavour of the coriander seed enhances the flavour compound found in blueberries. That’s some cool food science for ya! If you’re not keen, just leave it out!

Fresh or frozen blueberries – which is better?

I always opt for frozen blueberries when baking muffins. You need to mix them into the batter still frozen (so DON’T thaw them!). I like frozen ones for a few different reasons:

  1. Frozen blueberries are a LOT cheaper in the UK than fresh ones. I know this may not be the case in some places so go with what fits your budget better. You can always freeze the fresh blueberries.
  2. Frozen are great quality all year round. They’re usually harvested in season and then frozen and stored for months so you get a great flavour from them.
  3. They mix into the batter a lot more easily. The frozen bluebs hold up to the mixing motion so they don’t all get smushed when you stir up the batter.

Now all that said, you CAN use fresh blueberries in your muffins. You just need to follow the directions in the heading below.

How do you stop the blueberries bleeding when mixing into the batter?

A lot of the time when you’re stirring blueberries into batter, they’ll ‘bleed’ causing the batter to discolour and turn purpley-blue. You can remedy this by tossing the blueberries in a bit of flour before mixing them in and ALSO by stirring gently. Using frozen blueberries helps too as they’re less likely to squish when stirred. However’ I’ve found that even if they do bleed when mixing, the purple batter will usually revert back to a cake-y colour once baked so don’t panic if your batter turns blue!

How do you stop the blueberries sinking?

A common myth is to toss the blueberries in flour to stop them sinking. This doesn’t actually work, it mainly prevents them bleeding into the batter (see above). To prevent them sinking you need to have a thick batter (like this recipe)! And/or layer your blueberries into the batter instead of mixing them in – to do this, half fill the muffin cups with batter, sprinkle on half the blueberries, top with remaining batter and finally remaining blueberries.

a whole blueberry muffin

Ingredient substitutions

  • If you want to make these with self raising flour: replace the full weight/volume of plain flour with self raising flour. Do not add the baking powder/baking soda.
  • If you want to make these without yoghurt you can use milk (cow’s or non-dairy) with 1 tsp of vinegar added so it can curdle before using it in the batter.
  • If you don’t have frozen blueberries (only fresh): don’t fold the fresh blueberries into the batter – the batter is THICK and if you try this, the fresh blueberries will end up smashed. Instead, half-fill each muffin case with the plain batter. Sprinkle half your blueberries over the batter in the cups. Top with the remaining batter and sprinkle with the remaining blueberries, pressing them down slightly into the muffin batter.
  • If you want to use vegetable oil or coconut oil: instead of the butter, use 100g (3.5 ounces) of melted virgin coconut oil or vegetable oil. You’ll also need to add an extra tablespoon of water to the muffin batter.
  • If you want to use oats: oats can add a nice texture to these muffins. To use them here, replace 60g (1/2 cup) of the plain flour with 40g (1/2 cup) rolled oats.

Are these vegan/can they be veganised?

Whilst this muffin recipe isn’t vegan (it contains eggs & dairy) you can easily veganise it. Replace the butter with melted vegan block butter. Replace the yoghurt with a soy-based, dairy-free yoghurt. Replace the eggs with 2 tbsp ground flax seed mixed with 6 tbsp hot water, mixed in a small bowl and left until gelatinous, before adding to the batter.

Storing/freezing blueberry muffins:

You can store blueberry muffins at room temperature overnight – they’ll last like this for up to 4 days. Just keep them in an airtight tupperware box and they’ll stay moist & delicious. You can even warm them up in the oven (180C/350F for 5 minutes) or microwave if you prefer.

As for freezing them, just pop them into a resealable sandwich bag and freeze for up to 3 months. You’ll want to let them defrost at room temperature overnight before eating, though.

Other muffin recipes:

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Yield: 9 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These blueberry muffins couldn't get any easier! A simple batter to mix up by hand to make moist & fluffy muffins, packed with blueberry flavour (just like Starbucks!).

Ingredients

  • 230g (2 cups minus 1 tbsp) plain white flour (all-purpose flour)
  • 160g (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander seed
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1/2 tsp fine table salt
  • 115g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 100g (1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp) blueberry yoghurt (or plain yoghurt if you can't get blueberry)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 200g (1 3/4 cups) frozen blueberries, preferably wild

Sugar topping:

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar (superfine sugar)
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) fan. Line a standard muffin tin with 9 paper muffin liners.
  2. Place the flour, sugar, coriander seed, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. Stir with a whisk to combine.
  3. Pour in the melted butter and stir with the whisk until the mixture becomes too clumpy to stir. Then use your fingertips to rub the butter into the dry ingredients until you have a sandy mixture with a crumbly texture (try to break up any large clumps of mixture).
  4. In a medium bowl whisk the yoghurt, water and eggs together until smooth. Pour this into the crumbly mixture in your large bowl. Stir together well until combined (try to make sure there are no large clumps of the sandy mixture remaining). The batter should be quite thick!
  5. Add the frozen blueberries and fold into the batter. They will most likely bleed and make the batter turn purple but this is absolutely fine! Just try not to smash up the blueberries as you fold.
  6. Divide the batter between the muffin cups. Mix the caster sugar & ground cinnamon together in a small bowl and sprinkle the mixture over the top of each muffin. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cracked on top - a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin should come out without any batter attached to it (but will probably have some blueberry juice on there).
  7. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before eating.
  8. To store: keep in an airtight container for up to 4 days. To freeze, pop into a resealable sandwich bag and freeze for up to 4 months, letting them defrost overnight at room temp before eating.

Notes

No butter? use 100g vegetable oil or melted coconut oil instead and add an extra tablespoon of water to the batter

No baking powder/soda? Use self-raising flour instead of the plain flour

No yoghurt? Use buttermilk or sour cream instead. If you don't have those either, use an equal amount of milk mixed with 1 tsp vinegar and let it sit until curdled before adding to the batter.

Vegan: use melted vegan butter, use a soy-based yoghurt & use 2 tbsp ground flax seed mixed with 6 tbsp hot water instead of the eggs.

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Buttermilk Lime Muffins

Buttermilk Lime Muffins
My favorite muffin recipes tend to be easy ones that can be put together in just a few minutes. This is generally because I like to whip up muffins in the morning and enjoy them when they are still fresh from the oven. These Buttermilk Lime Muffins are particularly easy to make and …

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Buttermilk Lime Muffins
My favorite muffin recipes tend to be easy ones that can be put together in just a few minutes. This is generally because I like to whip up muffins in the morning and enjoy them when they are still fresh from the oven. These Buttermilk Lime Muffins are particularly easy to make and I almost always have the ingredients on hand to put a batch together on short notice. They’re fluffy and tender, with a bright punch of fresh lime and a sugary crunch on top.

The batter is made using both lime zest and lime juice. The lime zest – the colorful outer skin of the citrus fruit – is where all the essential oils from the citrus can be found and it is where most of the flavor comes from. You’ll want to use a microplane to remove as much zest as possible, without removing the bitter white pith underneath. I added some of the lime juice into the muffin batter along with the buttermilk to use up the zested citrus and to add an extra bit of lime to the mix.

Did I mention that I love how easy this recipe is? I almost always have fresh citrus on hand and, while I used limes in this particular batch, you could easily use other citrus fruits for a quick variation. Buttermilk has a warm tang that works well with just about any citrus, so feel free to use lemon, orange, grapefruit or something more exotic – like yuzu.

Don’t skip the sugar topping, however, as the muffins are not overly sweet and the coarse sugar on top finishes them off perfectly. If you want to bring in even more citrus, you can use homemade lemon sugar (or sub in limes, of course!) for plain sugar! The muffins will keep for a day or two after baking, but are at their absolute best when they are fresh.

Buttermilk Lime Muffins
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp lime zest
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup lime juice
coarse sugar, for topping

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, melted butter, egg, vanilla extract and lime zest until smooth. Blend in half of the flour mixture, followed by the buttermilk and lime juice. Stir in the remaining flour mixture, mixing until no streaks of dry ingredients remain and batter is uniform. Divide evenly into prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle the top of each muffin generously with coarse sugar.
Bake for 19-22 minutes, or until the muffins spring back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with only a few moist crumbs attached.
Turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Makes 12 muffins.

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