With autumn right around the corner, there will be a pumpkin explosion all over the food community. Truth be told, I am just so excited for it that I can barely contain myself! Fall is my favorite season and along with that comes some of my most loved flavors. Pumpkin, apple, warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice start appearing everywhere. I have trouble not making everything I lay my eyes on. Although it’s only Labor Day, this does kind of signify the end of the summer season so when I received the recipe for this week’s Muffin Monday assignment I immediately wanted to add pumpkin to it. I told you I can’t wait!
These muffins immediately remind me of pumpkin pie with a graham cracker crust. It’s pumpkin pie muffinized! Pumpkin kissed with a little cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg, heavenly! As always, they come together in a flash so if you want a little pre-autumn snack these are just for you.
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Pumpkin graham muffins with the warmth of autumn spices and a cinnamon graham topping.
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup graham crackers, crushed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
- dash of cloves
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a muffin tin with 12 liners.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, kosher salt, sugar, crushed graham crackers and spices.
- In another medium bowl, combine the buttermilk, pumpkin, oil,egg and vanilla.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
- Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full.
- In a small bowl stir together all the topping ingredients.
- Sprinkle over the top of each muffins.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 18-22 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
Adapted from Dwell On Joy