Pumpkin Apple Muffins Recipe

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Perfect for fall these Pumpkin Apple Muffins are delicious! Chewy, moist and studded with apple, these are the ultimate fall muffins.

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

I love pumpkin and apple baked goods during the fall months and these muffins combine my love of both. I used my Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe as the base and added some apple chunks to create these delicious muffins.

Pumpkin Apple Muffin

What You’ll Need

  • muffin tins
  • nonstick flour spray
  • pumpkin puree
  • sugar
  • oil
  • water
  • eggs
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • cloves
  • apple

Pumpkin Apple Muffin Directions

In a mixing bowl, the oil and water.

oil and water in mixing bowl

Add your pumpkin puree. I like to use canned pumpkin, just make sure it’s just the puree and not the pumpkin pie in the can.

adding pumpkin

Then I add the granulated sugar to the bowl. Then mix it on low just until the batter starts to come together.

adding granulated sugar

Then I add the eggs and mix those into the batter.

Time for the dry ingredients. I take a large bowl and I like to put a sifter on top to put my dry ingredients through, that way you have beautiful muffins.

I start with my all purpose flour. Then I add the baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

add salt, baking powder, and baking soda

Then add all those delicious smells spices: cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. I love using fresh nutmeg and grate it, but dried nutmeg works great too. These ingredients add so much great flavor to the apple and pumpkin.

add cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg

Give the sifter some taps until all the ingredients get through. I use a spoon to help press out any clumps, etc.

Then turn the mixer on low and slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Let it mix until it combines. Then I like to take the bowl off the mixer and give it a quick stir by hand just to make sure all the edges and bottom are incorporated.

apple chopped and flour

Then I peel a medium size Granny Smith apple and cut it into bite-size pieces. Then sprinkle some flour to the apples and toss them around to get the apples coated with flour. This will help the apples not to sink to the bottom of your muffins. Fold the apples into the pumpkin muffin batter.

adding coated apples to muffin batter

Baking Instructions

I spray my muffin pans generously with the nonstick flour spray. This spray is great for helping baked goods pop out nicely. You definitely could use cupcake/muffin liners instead of the spray though.

Fill the muffin cups about 3/4 full with the batter. Bake in your preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a couple crumbs.

Pumpkin Apple Muffins ready to bake

I let them cool in the muffin pan for about 15 minutes before flipping them out and letting them cool another 15 minutes on a wire rack.

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Pumpkin Apple Muffin

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Perfect for fall these Pumpkin Apple Muffins are delicious! Chewy, moist and studded with apple, these are the ultimate fall muffins.
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:23 mins
Cool:30 mins
Total Time:1 hr 8 mins

Equipment

  • muffin pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree I prefer canned pumpkin
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon heaping
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 medium size apple I prefer Granny Smith apple
  • cup flour to coat apples

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray your muffin pans with nonstick flour spray or use cupcake/muffin liners.
  • Pour the oil and water into a mixing bowl.
    oil and water in mixing bowl
  • Add the canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) to the mixer bowl.
    adding pumpkin
  • Add granulated sugar to the bowl.
    adding granulated sugar
  • Mix on low until the batter is combined.
  • Add eggs and mix again on low.
  • Place a sifter over a large bowl. (if you don't have a sifter you can just whisk your dry ingredients well before adding to the wet ingredients) Add the flour to the sifter.
    Add flour to sifter
  • Add salt, baking powder, and baking soda to the sifter.
    add salt, baking powder, and baking soda
  • Add cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg to the sifter.
    add cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg
  • Tap the side of the sifter with your hand to help the ingredients to make their way to the bowl below.
    sifted dry ingredients for pumpkin apple muffins
  • Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the mixer. Mix until combined.
  • Peel and cut the apple into bite-sized pieces. Add the coating flour to the apples and toss until coated.
    apple chopped and flour
  • Pour coated apples into batter and fold until evenly dispersed.
    adding coated apples to muffin batter
  • Use a ladle and fill use muffin cup about ¾ full with the batter.
    Pumpkin Apple Muffins ready to bake
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs.
  • Allow muffins to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before removing and allowing to cool on a wire rack for another 15 minutes.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, muffin, pumpkin, pumpkin spice
Servings: 16 muffins
Cost: $8

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