Monday, November 12, 2012

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

The best types of recipes are the ones where all of the ingredients are already to your pantry.

You know the feeling. When you see a gorgeous Pintrest pin, read the recipe, then realize you can pop into the kitchen and make it this very second.

That happened to me with this pumpkin apple muffin recipe.  It was a way for me to use up leftover pumpkin purée and to use some of the Winesap apples we picked.

The result was better than anticipated. The pumpkin keeps the muffins moist, and the apples provide a tart surprise when you take that first bite. And the streusel topping is the perfect sugary touch. (I threw those apple slices on top as a cute garnish, but they didn't mix too well with the streusel topping. I will use one or the other next time.)

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

adapted from Allrecipes
Makes 18 muffins


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups white sugar

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup canned pumpkin puree

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.

In a large bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter.

Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

PS. Happy Veteran's Day (yesterday)! For my husband it means he gets a free lunch today ;) Thank you to all those that serve or have served for our country!


  1. Your muffins look yummy! I love anything streusel! Fall Blessings to you!

  2. These look really yummy! I'm going to have to try them! I pinned them, too! :-)

  3. These look great! Please come by and post on our blog party! Thank you! Please help spread the word!

    Warmest Regards,

  4. Oh my, they look so delicious! A perfect picture of Fall Treats!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again next week :)

  5. This looks so delicious. Perfect fall recipe! I would love to have you come share some of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there!

  6. I'll take a dozen please!!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!


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