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Fall Treat Friday: Pumpkin Crumb Muffins + Bonus recipe!

Happy Fall Treat Friday, ya'll!

Today's recipe was recommended by a friend on Facebook, so we decided to give it a try at our place! Get ready for some Pumpkin Crumb Muffins from Sally's Baking Addiction. Sounds amazing, right?

Now, Spouse Unit isn't a huge pumpkin fan, but he genuinely enjoyed these muffins, especially the crumb topping. Who isn't a sucker for crumb topping though?

We made a few changes to the recipe because 1. I was out of brown sugar (a shame, really. I'm a huge fan of brown sugar, like I would have probably substituted all of the white sugar for brown sugar in this recipe if I had had it), and 2. I didn't have time to make the maple icing. However, my family really enjoyed the muffins sans icing. I can't wait to make them again and try it out though!

So without further ado, here's the recipe for Sally's Pumpkin Crumb Muffins (original recipe found here)!


PUMPKIN CRUMB MUFFINS from: Sally's Baking Addiction
Muffins: 1 3/4 c. all-…
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