Pumpkin Spice Muffin w/ Gingersnap Crumble

Pumpkin Spice Muffin

As they say in France, “jamais deux sans trois” – never two without three. So I present to you the third of my recent crumble obsession. I wanted one last chance to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon before the holidays were over. And this is such an easy recipe. Trust me.

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Since my last pumpkin-gingersnap duo disguised in the form of a mini cheesecake was such a hit on the search engines, I decided to contribute another derivative of the two flavors. One more perfect Christmas morning treat, this pumpkin spice muffin is so easy to whip up, you’ll be able to spend more time pillaging those presents underneath the tree. That is, if you made Santa’s good list. And if you didn’t, well at least you’ll have these muffins to enjoy!

I honestly don’t think a muffin recipe can get any easier than this. And would I lie to you? **as I look up and bat my eyelashes like an injured fawn***. Of course, I added another twist that might add a little more effort but you can certainly omit it. My best friend was teasing me the other day and he said, “Dhale, you never make anything with just one syllable.” Guilty as charged.
Pumpkin Spice Muffin

Ingredients (muffins):

1 package of yellow cake mix
1 15 oz. can of pumpkin purée
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl (this recipe does not need any eggs or oil. The pumpkin puree provides enough moisture). In a greased muffin pan, fill each mold 3/4 full. Top with gingersnap crumble and bake for 20 minutes.
Ingredients (crumble topping):

1/2 cup crumbled gingersnaps
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 Tbsp chilled butter, cut in large pieces
  1. In a food processor, combine gingersnap crumbles, flour sugar and cinnamon. Mix until you’ve reached a fine texture. Add chilled butter pieces and pulse until you have a crumble texture. Keep mixture cold until ready to use.
Ingredients (cream cheese glaze):

2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp milk
  1. Combine all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Transfer mixture into a Ziploc bag. Make a very tiny cut on one corner of the bag and drizzle the cream cheese glaze over the top of your muffins.

26 Responses to “Pumpkin Spice Muffin w/ Gingersnap Crumble”

  • Dam Says:

    Beautiful picture, as usual !

  • Malisa Says:

    Dhale, this sounds yummy! I will try it but subsitute the cake mix for whole wheat flour and stevia. :) Forgive my California tendencies for healthy everything. Love the photos, you are a true artist, my friend.

  • Dhale Says:

    @Dam: Merci beaucoup! Je te félicite du bonne nouvelle :)

  • Dhale Says:

    @Malisa: I never gave in to the California healthy tendencies! Bah humbug to diets :) It’s so wonderful to hear from you!

  • Kissa Says:

    Looks deeeee-lish! My girls & I will attempt this for the holidays. :) Wish us luck! (I know the recipe is simple, but my “helpers” always add extra challenges to our cooking endeavors.)

  • Dhale Says:

    @Kissa: Yay! So great to see you on here :) . I imagine you with flour all over your hair and the cream cheese glaze all over your little helpers’ faces! Good luck and let me know how it turns out for you. Happy baking!

  • Radhika Vasanth Says:

    Thanks for stopping by Dhale, love your blog… How did i miss this so long.. will keep listening to your pings from now on…

  • Dhale Says:

    @Radhika: Thank you so much for the wonderful comments :) . I’ll keep you posted once I try one of your recipes!

  • Karine Says:

    My mother tongue is French and, yes, I like to say “jamais deux sans trois” every time I have the opportunity.

    Great muffins, they look delicious!

  • Lynn Says:

    Robbie & Larissa can’t get enough of pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, etc. I’ll have to make these for them – look yummy!

  • Country Mum Says:

    Like the sound and look of the crumble topping. Can’t buy cans of pumpkin in Australia, never seen it although mentioned a lot on American blogs. Might try apple instead

  • Mimi Says:

    Anything with a crumble topping! Delicious looking muffins.

  • Joy Says:

    Anything with crumble topping I am totally there! These look pretty fantastical and the cream cheese glaze made me drool a lil bit. Any chance you have a good throwing arm? A hungry girl in Texas could really use one of these :)

  • Dhale Says:

    @Karine: My boyfriend says that to me all the time and now I’ve picked up the same quirk! Thanks so much for coming by!

  • Dhale Says:

    @Lynn: You definitely need to make this for the kids. It’s so moist and really easy to make. I’m sure Robbie and Larissa would love to help you in the kitchen :)

  • Dhale Says:

    @Country Mum: I never realized pumpkin puree may just be an American thing. Using applesauce in muffins is a wonderful idea and I will have to try that once the holidays are over :)

  • Dhale Says:

    @Mimi: Crumble toppings make everything yummier! And these muffins have quickly become one of our favorites here.

  • Dhale Says:

    @Joy: Sadly, I throw like a girl and the muffins would never reach Texas! You should definitely make these for a holiday brunch. Super easy and sooooo moist.

  • Sook Says:

    Hi Dhale!

    This is a lovely post. I love anything with pumpkin and these muffins look so delicious! I’ll have to try it soon! Great pictures, too! Nice!

  • Dhale Says:

    @Sook: Thank you! These muffins would be perfect for Christmas morning with a steaming cup of joe. Mmmmmm… Great to see you on here again :)

  • Mathea Says:

    Dhale, these are so adorable – cute little fluffy tops! Your pics are bright and lovely as usual, too. Congrats on the Top 9, girly!

  • Dhale Says:

    @Mathea: Thank you very much!!! The muffins did all the work for the photo, I just snapped away while they hammed it up 😉

  • Rodeez Says:

    Gingersnap Crumble… girl, this should have been called a Ginger “Two Snaps Up” crumble. Or better yet, a “MaryAnne” Snap crumble because as we all know… MaryAnne was hotter than ginger.

  • Dhale Says:

    @Rodeez: Lol! Ginger “Two Snaps Up In Z-Force” Crumble?

  • ravenouscouple Says:

    this looks soo good..and all with very easy ingredients for this nonbaker.. :)

  • Dhale Says:

    @RavenousCouple: This is, by far, the easiest muffin recipe! My boyfriend and I had zero problems finishing an entire batch in less than a week :) Highly recommended for the non-bakers!

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