Pumpkin Spice Muffin w/ Gingersnap Crumble
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.
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.
|1||package of yellow cake mix|
|1||15 oz. can of pumpkin purée|
- 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.
|1/2||cup crumbled gingersnaps|
|1/3||cup packed brown sugar|
|4||Tbsp chilled butter, cut in large pieces|
- 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.
|2||ounces cream cheese, softened|
|1/2||cup powdered sugar|
- 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.