Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

These moist Pumpkin Muffins topped with a crunchy cinnamon pecan streusel are the perfect way to start your day! They’re easy to make in about 30 minutes.

Big fan of pumpkin muffins? These Apple Pumpkin Muffins make the perfect treat for fall!

My new favorite on the go breakfast, Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #fallrecipes #pumpkin

Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

So yesterday I realized that I am sooo not ready to let my little guy go to school. 

On the way to work, I passed by a group of literally 20 kids waiting for the bus and with the 20 kids were like 6 moms all waving to their little ones as they ride off on the bus. My heart broke.

I just envisioned myself doing that someday and almost started to cry….

Yes I know he is only 2 but I just don’t know if I can do it.

One thing I know I CAN do though… is….. make more Pumpkin Recipes!!! bahaha..

My new favorite on the go breakfast, Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #fallrecipes #pumpkin

I really hope I’m not scaring you away from my site with all these pumpkin recipes! I promise Friday will be something different.

I just can’t help it! I’m on a pumpkin kick and literally can’t… kick it!!! 🙂

So today is one of my favorites, Pumpkin Muffins … yum!

My new favorite on the go breakfast, Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #fallrecipes #pumpkin

If you’ve been around JHE a while you know that I am all about “on-the-go” breakfasts and snacks!

I’m a busy momma so I usually eat something on the go and muffins are my on-the-go food of choice. Love em!

They fill you up, give you a little bit of sweet in the morning, and are just darn right tasty!

My new favorite on the go breakfast, Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #fallrecipes #pumpkin

What’s better than that?

With my love for muffins I have had to figure out a way to perfect getting a moist muffin.

Dry muffins are one of my biggest pet peeves … all crumbly and gross. Yuck, who wants to eat that!

My favorite way to add moistness to the muffin batter without compromising the health of it is to use coconut oil  🙂 Plus it gives a slight coconuty taste.. yum!

These Pumpkin Muffins are not short on moistness in any way, the coconut oil + the pumpkin puree = one super moist muffin. Top it off with a slightly crunchy Cinnamon Spiced Pecan Streusel and you have yourself one of the best muffins this fall … hands down!

So… what have you learned here today?

Coconut oil rocks… and you need to make these muffins! Ready….. GO!

My new favorite on the go breakfast, Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #fallrecipes #pumpkin

My new favorite on the go breakfast, Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #fallrecipes #pumpkin

Pumpkin muffins on a wire cooling rack beside a glass of milk

Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 35 minutes
  • yield Yield: 12 1x
  • category Category: Breakfast
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Get your morning off to a great start with one of these moist and fluffy Pumpkin Muffins! Topped with a lightly crunchy cinnamon pecan streusel, they’re easy to make in about 30 minutes.



For the Pumpkin Muffins

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 15 oz. pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted

For the Cinnamon Pecan Streusel

  • 1/3 cup of white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup of pecans, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix together flour,  brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, eggs and coconut oil to a medium-sized bowl and whisk together.
  4. Add wet ingredient mixture to combined dry ingredients and mix until completely combined.
  5. Grease a 12-count muffin tin with PAM and fill the cups 3/4 of the way full with batter.
  6. Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, chopped pecans and coconut oil in a medium-sized bowl. Top each pumpkin muffin with a scoop of cinnamon pecan streusel.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry or with a couple loose crumbs.
  8. Allow muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

Keywords: healthy pumpkin muffins, cinnamon muffins, muffins with pumpkin

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28 Responses
  1. Lisa D.

    I don’t like to use coconut oil in cooking. Have you tried the recipe with other oils? If so, did you use the same amount? Thank you in advance 🙂

  2. Sandy

    I made these tonight.. Little late getting on board with the pumpkin craze. I used unsweetened applesauce instead of coconut oil( don’t have any, never tried it) and they came out moist. I loved them!gonna find me some coconut oil, make another batch, and compare.:) Thanks for this great recipe

  3. Lisa @ Cooking with Curls

    Yum!! These muffins look delicious Krista. Man…am I out of the loop this summer! I love the new site! When did you go back to work? You still have time before little man goes off to school. 😉

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      haha.. thanks Lisa! Its happens to the best of us in the summer! So glad you like the recipe AND the new site. 🙂 I started working about 10 -14 hours a week doing some HR and Accounting stuff. Its been interesting. 🙂 Little man just started his mommy day out program this week, he loves it and has asked to go back which makes my heart smile. 🙂

  4. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    Visiting from Saturday Night Live. I adore streusel, cinnamon, pumpkin and pecans! Can these muffins get anymore perfect!! I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

  5. Min

    Aww I can totally understand..your lil’ one is just wayy too cute for his own good hehe. Love the addition of coconut oil! Pumpkin + cinnamon + pecan = to die for! Pinning and can’t wait to try..or perhaps we can bake these together when I go down to Houston next time? I’m serious! I’ll def let you know!! 😉

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      haha.. thanks Min! He’s gonna be trouble growing up.. he’s definitely a cutie all the little girls give him kisses now! eek!

      So glad you liked this recipe sweet friend. 🙂 And we can totally make this together when you come down.. I KNOW YOUR SERIOUS!! I am too! WE need to meet!!

  6. Chris @ Shared Appetite

    I want to reach through this screen and eat the whole batch of these! That streusel topping is calling my name!

  7. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    Wheeee! Pumpkin season is SO officially here. And I have yet to share one on my blog. Must fix that ASAP. 😉 These muffins look totally amazing, Krista! They look the moist-of-the-moist inside and that streusel! I might just eat that part plain! 😉

  8. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    Ya know, coconut oil is something I’ve never used before! I know I should probably get on board… I’m loving all the fall flavours by the way!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      OH Ashley, you will love it. I use it all the time now, even instead of olive oil when I’m cooking because it has a higher cooking temp than olive oil does.

  9. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Getting ready to make a recipe with streusel topping here today. Why? Because it’s the best topping EVER. These look so fluffy and delish!

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