Streusel Topped Pumpkin Loaf

Tomorrow night Ryan and I are heading out to an annual pumpkin-carving hoopla at our friends’ apartment.

Pumpkin carving for our twosome is the same every year… Ryan cuts into the pumpkin and removes the seeds (which we save and I later bake) and I carve the face! Here’s a picture of one of our previous creations:

Me, Ryan and Pumpkie

Me, Ryan and Pumpkie

Since the wonderful hostess Merri has promised homemade chili at the event this year, I wanted to bring something festive and tasty to share.

After browsing the internet for pumpkin-inspired breads, desserts, cheesecakes and more, I stumbled upon a recipe for Crumble Top Pumpkin Muffins and knew I had a winner.

Crumble Top Pumpkin Muffins

Crumble Top Pumpkin Muffins

As if the crumbly streusel topping wasn’t reason enough to make these muffins, I have a box of Bisquick Heart Smart baking mix chillin’ in the pantry dying to be used in a delicious recipe. I think I found a winner!

Though the recipe calls for muffins, I decided to make a pumpkin loaf because I figured it would remain fresher than individual muffins might since we won’t be enjoying the loaf until tomorrow night.

Here are all the goodies required to make this bad boy:

Pumpkin Loaf Ingredients

Pumpkin Loaf Ingredients

Following the recipe (which I cut in half), I combined the Bisquick Heart Smart baking mix, oats, sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl. (I omitted the raisins because I didn’t have any on hand.)

Dry Mix

Dry Mix

In a separate bowl, I combined the pumpkin pie mix and egg before stirring it into the oat mixture.

Pumpkin and Egg

Pumpkin and Egg

Talk about easy-peasy! The loaf was nearly complete and I poured the batter into a lovely lil’ disposable loaf pan, so we may leave any remains with our wonderful hosts.

Lots of Batter

Lots of Batter

You Know I Licked That Bowl CLEAN

You Know I Licked That Bowl CLEAN

Yummy Batter

Yummy Batter

To create the streusel topping, I combined flour, sugar and cinnamon before slicing in the butter to make the mixture crumbly.

Streusel Topping, Pre-Crumbled

Streusel Topping, Pre-Crumbled

Crumbly Streusel

Crumbly Streusel

After topping the loaf with the streusel, I let it bake for approximately 35 minutes.

Pre-Cooked Pumpkin Loaf

Pre-Cooked Pumpkin Loaf

The aroma was unbelievable. We could hardly resist having a slice when I pulled it out of the oven.

Done!

Done!

Since we’re saving it for tomorrow, I cannot speak on how it tastes, but if the batter and smell are any indication, I think we’ll be swapping Halloween high-fives! :)

Festive Fall Loaf

Festive Fall Loaf

Crumble Top Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Ingredients
  • 4 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 1 cup raisins, (optional)
  • 2/3 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (30 oz.) pumpkin pie mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • Streusel topping (recipe follows)

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 400° F. Paper-line or grease 24 muffin cups.

COMBINE baking mix, raisins, oats, sugar and cinnamon in large bowl. Combine pumpkin pie mix and eggs in medium bowl; mix well. Stir into oat mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full. Sprinkle with Streusel Topping.

BAKE for 14 to 16 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pans to wire rack; cool slightly. Serve warm.

Streusel Topping

COMBINE 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon in small bowl. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly.

Makes 24 muffins with 180 calories each.

Comments

  1. says

    looks delicious! Im goin to a pumpkin carving party on Sunday and I think Im gonna make some sort of pumpkin cupcake from HG…there are two options…havent decided yet!

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  2. Merri says

    Lol – you crack me up Julie! I can’t wait to swap Halloween High-fives!!! Whoo hoo!!

    Looks delish – can’t wait to try some tonight :)

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  3. Anne says

    Thanks a lot you guys!!! I am always looking for easy & yummy, healthy recipes like this one. A mean person (when I moved) dumped all my family treasured ones…but they were too decadent for today’s health concern needs anyways. I am in a replacement mode.
    I do have a dynamic, easy Sweet Potatoe dish that is fattening, but quite a crowd pleaser. Just ask me. Thanks again for your great looking Pumpkin Loaf recipe! Happy Holidays to you! Annearc@msn.com

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