Glazed Pumpkin Spice Streusel Muffins Recipe! (Nut-Free)

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It’s that time of year when we all want something…something PUMPKIN!  But if you’re like me, you aren’t quite feeling like traditional pumpkin fare, necessarily, just something different AND pumpkin-y!  Well, I’ve got just the thing for us!

I know you’re probably surprised to see that picture of muffins up there because, as I’ve mentioned before, I usually do not like muffins.  Personally, I think they’re dry and relatively tasteless or too typical – meaning they taste like cinnamon and that’s it.  I really have to fight my way through them and will only do that if there’s nothing else to eat.  Truly.  I simply don’t like them.

Yet, I must say that this recipe is a huge departure from a typical muffin.  It’s one of my most requested recipes each year.   It’s also one I never give away.  Yep, this is one of those recipes.  I mean, just LOOK at these muffins!  They’re beautiful, and I promise, they’re very tasty.

You’ll love these because they’re not overly sweet, and they’re pumpkin-y without being overpowering.  Plus, they’re packed with streusel and glaze – my two favorite things.  They’re also great to pack up and give as a Thanksgiving take-home gifts!

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I also want to point out that, in this recipe, you’ll find other recipes you’ll want to keep for other various baking projects because they are must-have basics – streusel topping, vanilla glaze, and a DIY yellow box cake!

Glazed Pumpkin Spice Streusel Muffins


  • Muffin Pan & Liners
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix or make your own If you use the box substitute, omit eggs, milk and sour cream.
  • 1 - 15 oz can Pumpkin
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line muffin pan with liners.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pumpkin, and spices.
  4. Fill liners 2/3 full of pumpkin cake mixture.
  5. Cover top with streusel - pressing it in slightly.
  6. Bake 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool muffins on wire rack.
  8. When cool, make glaze and drizzle over muffins.
  9. The glaze will form a nice crust after about an hour or so.

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