Whole Wheat Pumpkin Maple Spice Muffins
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 16 mins
Total time: 26 mins
Muffin with flavors of maple and pumpkin.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (9 oz) all-purpose or white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 8 tablespoons melted salted butter or a stick of I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose or white whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter or from an ICBINB stick
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 16 muffin cups with flour-added baking spray or line with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Stir well, then stir in the brown sugar.
  3. In a second bowl, combine the buttermilk, butter, syrup, pumpkin, egg and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir just until mixed (don't over-beat).
  4. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full. For topping, combine the flour, sugar, nuts and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  5. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at http://www.cookiemadness.net/2011/10/whole-wheat-pumpkin-maple-spice-muffins/