At this point in the fall, you might have already grown tired of pumpkin, but in case you have not, let me introduce you to these beauties: Pumpkin Muffins with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Streusel
Made with spelt flour, canned pumpkin, roasted pumpkin seeds, and mostly sweetened with maple syrup, these muffins are best when eaten warm. Also, if you are feeling extra fancy, feel free to spread each muffin half with vegan butter and a touch of vegan honey.
Making these muffins recipe is relatively easy:
- Prepare the streusel in a food processor.
- Whisk together all the batter ingredients.
- Divide the batter between muffin cups.
- Top them with the pumpkin seed streusel and bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted and the muffins have risen and the top is dry to the touch.
When it comes to the ingredients used in this recipe, below are the ones I used. For any modifications, refer to the Common Questions & Swaps section.
Unsalted roasted pumpkin seeds: Roasted pumpkin seeds add a subtle nuttiness to the streusel and an extra depth of flavor to the muffins.
Whole spelt flour: Present in the streusel and the batter itself, spelt flour makes these treats a little dense and extra satisfying.
Unsalted vegan butter: Used in the streusel and in the batter, vegan butter is used in these muffins to give them a subtle buttery aroma.
Brown sugar: The only sweetener present in the streusel, brown sugar give the crispy topping a subtle caramelized flavor.
Ground cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and nutmeg: Four warming spices that bring out the delicious pumpkin flavor in these muffins.
Sea salt: Like in any dessert, salt is incorporated into bring out sweetness and other flavors.
Baking powder & baking soda: Two leavening agents that are key to achieving the perfect rise on this loaf.
Canned pumpkin puree: The star of these muffins that gives them their unique flavor and a perfect level of moisture.
Maple syrup : I used maple syrup in this recipe because it enhances all of the muffins’ flavors, while providing the desired amount of sweetness.
Apple cider vinegar: I used it in this recipe to help activate the baking soda and give the muffins extra height.
Well, this recipe might be the only pumpkin recipe of this fall… If you are a pumpkin fan and are looking for a deliciously spiced treat, I think you might love these ones!
If you do give this recipe a try and share about it on Instagram, make sure to tag me (@muriellebanackissa).
Have a wonderful week my friends!
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