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Praline Pumpkin Date Muffins

Pumpkin, spices and a wonderful streusel topping make these Texas-size muffins extra special.



  • 1 box date quick bread mix*
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

* If desired, substitute with nut quick bread mix and omit the pecans and decrease baking time by 5 minutes.


  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 6 jumbo muffin cups or line with jumbo size paper baking cups.
  2. In a large bowl combine all muffin ingredients. Stir by hand 50 to 75 strokes or until dry particles are moistened.
  3. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  4. In a small bowl combine all topping ingredients sprinkle evenly over batter.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick or knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 15 minutes, remove from pan cool completely on wire rack, wrap tightly with plastic wrap, store in refrigerator.

This will make 12 standard muffins or 6 jumbo muffins.

If you don't have the jumbo size muffin cups, use the standard size muffins tins. Line 12 muffin cups with paper baking cups, bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.