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Wednesday Baking | Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins


When I asked for baking suggestions a few weeks ago, a number of you suggested that I post a pumpkin recipe or an apple recipe. After thinking about that, I remembered about this recipe, which has both pumpkin and apples (with the happy addition of streusel). They taste (and smell) just like fall to me.

The recipe comes courtesy of my grandmother, who despite being past the age of 80, is tech-savvy enough to read my blog posts every day (Hi, Bestemor!).

The yield for this recipe is 24 muffins, so although they freeze well, you might want to halve the recipe if you don’t have as many muffin eaters at your house as I do!

Like most muffins, these are simple to make. First, mix the dry ingredients together.


Then mix the wet ingredients. This picture is of them un-mixed, obviously. I thought they looked much prettier this way.


But in case you’re curious, here’s what they look like all mixed up.


Chop up two cups of peeled apples.


Mix the apples into the wet ingredients, and mix the wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Since this is a non-yeast bread, you will want to err on the side of undermixing. Otherwise, your muffins will be tough.


Spoon the muffin batter into 24 greased muffin cups. You can also use muffin liners, which makes things a lot simpler. Since muffin liners are compostable, I’m not opposed to using them…I just didn’t have any on hand this week.


Combine the streusel ingredients and sprinkle over top of the muffins.


Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. To test for doneness (is that even a word??), just stick a toothpick into the middle of a muffin. If it comes out clean, or with dry crumbs attached, your muffins are done. If the toothpick is wet, bake the muffins for another 5 minutes.


Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins-makes 24 muffins

Dry Ingredients
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (or 2 teaspoons cinnamon + 1/4 teaspoon of cloves, ginger, and allspice)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup oil

2 cups peeled, chopped apples

2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 teaspoons butter

Heat over to 350. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, pumpkin and oil together. Stir apples into pumpkin mixture. Gently mix pumpkin mixture into dry ingredients. Spoon batter into 24 greased muffin cups.

Combine streusel ingredients, using a pastry blender. Sprinkle on top of muffins.

Bake 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

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Sunday 16th of September 2018

Just wanted to say I saved this recipe years ago and it is still one of my favorites! I just made a batch and was enjoying them so much I thought I should thank you! It is a great recipe anytime but today it made my house smell like fall on a very rainy day! I had some ripe bananas so I substituted 1 cup of sugar for 1 1/2 bananas and they are still delicious!

Judy Wilson

Thursday 8th of November 2012

Did you get this recipe from 500 Best Muffins? I made these this past week and that's where I got the recipe from.


Thursday 8th of November 2012

Nope! I got it from my grandma, and I have no idea where she got it. :)


Thursday 30th of August 2012

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made them this weekend for a group and they were a big hit. I love them, I think they are my favorite muffins ever! I can't wait to make them more this fall.


Tuesday 8th of December 2009

i have to say these are so divine!! i have enjoyed them so much! i just made them for the second time this season, and i'm planning on giving them away to my daughter's kindergarten teacher tomorrow as an early merry Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Friday 6th of November 2009

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