Pumpkin spice latte muffins with pink dish cloth

Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins

These streusel-topped pumpkin spice latte muffins are spiked with coffee and goodness! They make for a nice warm treat on a cool fall day, they have a light texture and are sweeter than our regular muffins.

Tips:

  • You can use an ice cream scoop to portion the dough, ensuring portion size and keep things tidy.
  • You can omit the streusel by topping with oven-baked pumpkin seeds. Check muffins at the 20-minutes mark if you chose to omit the streusel.
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Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins

Pumpkin spice latte muffins are a streusel-topped treat. They’re spiked with coffee and filled with warming spices. Light textured.

  • Author: Crosby Molasses
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Muffins & Quick Breads

Ingredients

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For the streusel:

  • 1/2 cup of walnut pieces
  • 3 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or ¼ tsp. each of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened

For the muffins:

  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup espresso or good strong coffee (room temp)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • ¾ cup oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, spooned in
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or 1 tsp. cinnamon, ½ tsp. ginger, ¼ tsp. each of cloves and nutmeg)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Line muffin pan with paper liners
  3. Combine streusel ingredients and set aside.
  4. Whisk together the eggs, coffee, molasses, oil, vanilla, and pumpkin puree.
  5. In another bowl combine the dry ingredients.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir gently, just until combined.
  7. Spoon into prepared pan and top each muffin with about 2 Tbsp. streusel.
  8. When you put them in the oven immediately reduce the heat to 350 F
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the tops spring back when lightly touched.

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Comments

  • June 25, 2021
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    Roslyn Raleigh

    I made these today to use up some pumpkin and they were absolutely delicious. The streusel topping is wonderfully crunchy and adds a fabulous element to the muffins and the coffee is a great flavour bomb!! I’ll be making them again!! Don’t even think of leaving the coffee out!

    • June 25, 2021
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      Marie-Pierre Lessard

      Wonderful! Thank you Roslyn!

  • February 23, 2021
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    Kim Z.

    These are my most favorite muffins. Thanks for a great recipe!

  • December 28, 2020
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    Lisa

    Fantastic, so quick and easy to make.
    I used half oil, half applesauce and they are perfect.
    Thank you! ?

  • October 29, 2020
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    Lynda

    Loved these muffins – moist and so much flavour!

  • October 26, 2020
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    Sandra Mae MacDonald

    I made these muffins twice and came out perfect both times. Great recipe Bridget!

  • October 22, 2020
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    Mary Jane Penny

    OMG THESE AREWONDERFULL LOVE THEM

  • October 10, 2020
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    Andrea Dowling

    Made these muffins last week, and they are delicious! I froze half of them, and that worked out well, too. Time to make more!

  • October 8, 2020
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    I thought my pumpkin muffin recipe was good until I made this one. Just the best.

  • October 6, 2020
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    E.

    These are nicely spiced and very moist! Streusel adds a a little crunch.

  • October 5, 2020
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    Paul Proper

    Love pumpkin loaf and muffins

  • September 29, 2020
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    Becky Pears

    Can this be done gluten free?

  • September 27, 2020
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    Fantastic recipe! Made a loaf instead of muffins; baked it a little longer, 55 minutes. Great flavours with Crosby molasses, pumpkin spice and rich coffee lingering in the background. Very moist and not too sweet; streusel topping would be great on ANY loaf, muffin or coffee cake. A lovely recipe to add to my fall/ winter collection. Thank you Bridget!

  • September 27, 2020
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    LESLEY

    Can you leave out the coffee in the recipe?

  • September 23, 2020
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    Donna Crafferty

    Love the Pumpkin Spice Latte muffins

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