These delicious Praline Pumpkin Muffins are an easy muffin recipe that has a sticky, sweet, brown sugar, and nutty mixture that bakes underneath the pumpkin muffin, similar to an upside down cake. The praline topping and dense delicious crumb on the muffin makes weekend breakfast or holiday mornings extra special. Paired up with some Venison Breakfast Sausage, you have a meal worth looking forward to.
Forget the streusel topping, the praline part of this muffin is what will make everyone come back for more. These muffins do not get a nice dome top like most muffins, but that is ok, because you will flip the muffin tin upside down anyway and the bottom of the muffin will become the top.
Pecans, Pumpkins, And Fall Fever
Every year, near the end of August, those of us in New York State begin to get fall fever. Part of fall fever is everything and anything pumpkin. Pumpkin Spice everything comes out on the market and Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks debut their Pumpkin Spice beverages.
That is when I also start thinking about baking all things pumpkin. I also make my own pumpkin lattes right at home, hot and cold! Fall is my favorite time of year. It’s when we get a reprieve from the heat, and the colors in the mountains are beautiful. And, I get to enjoy pumpkin!
What You Need To Make Praline Pumpkin Muffins
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This is not an exhaustive list, below are ingredients I have recommendations on to help you make the best praline pumpkin muffin. See the recipe card at the bottom of this post for full ingredient and instructions.
Make sure the ingredients are at room temperature.
Spray the muffin pan cups with cooking spray before filling them.
Don’t fill the muffin cup more than 3/4 full.
Place a baking sheet beneath the muffin pan. This will catch any run over you may have from the praline portion of the muffin.
Cool hot muffins 5 minutes, then immediately flip the muffin tin over. Use a cooling rack to lay over top of the muffin pan, then flip it over. The muffins should come right out with the praline portion on top.
Scrape any syrup and pecans that stayed in the muffin tin out and place it on top of the muffins.
Recommended Ingredient Substitutions
Substitute maple syrup for the corn syrup.
Use 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in place of the pumpkin pie spice.
Light brown sugar can be substituted for dark brown sugar.
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