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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pumpkin Apple Muffins


These muffins make a great breakfast, snack or dessert.  The streusel on top keeps them feeling like a dessert.  The fruit and whole wheat flour keeps them feeling slightly less indulgent than a piece of cake.  My husband has taught all of my sons to put butter on all muffins except the huge Costco kind.  So, I am pretty well resigned to the fact that no matter how sweet or savory any muffin I make, the boys will be grabbing a knife to cut them and slather on the butter.  




Pumpkin Apple Muffins:

2 1/2 cups flour (white or wheat)
1 cup sugar
1 Tbls pumpkin spice
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup oil or 1 stick butter, melted
2 cups peeled, finely chopped apples
In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients and set aside. In another bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened. Stir in apples. Spoon batter into greased muffin cups and sprinkle struesel topping over batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Streusel Topping:
2 Tbls flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbls butter
Cut butter into other ingredients with a pastry blender or a fork.

25 comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

The muffins looks so soft and flavorful...

Ann said...

They look delicious - with my cinnamon allergy, I can't indulge (which is too bad, because I LOVE pumpkin muffins). I'm afraid I'm very much like your husband - I love butter on my muffins....

The Better Baker said...

I love love love fruited muffins and I'm sure this is a great combo. Will be making these soon...and topping them with cream cheese. =) Thanks so much!

Susan Lindquist said...

Another wonderful muffin recipe! I love gobs of butter on warm muffins!

I haven't visited you much of late ... keep thinking that you will be taking a break with the move ...

The Slow Roasted Italian said...

The flavors in here sound so warm and delightful. I too like to put butter on my muffins. You think I would try them first, but the butter usually comes first.

The Harried Cook said...

I love the flavors in this muffin, Kristen! And I absolutely adore anything with a streusel topping! I bet would LOVE this... Sounds like a comforting muffin! Thanks for sharing :)

The Country Cook said...

You know, I was just talking today about how my husband is craving those favorite fall/wintertime foods in the summer. He would probably go nuts if I made these right now! (oh, and I'm in the butter camp..lol)

Jennifurla said...

I love this combination

shopannies said...

love pumpkin and while I have made pumpkin muffins thes are a bit new on me and will be trying them soon

egbkid said...

These look so delicious! I have some leftover pumpkin in the freezer from last fall, I will have to haul it out and try them, If I can find pumkpin spice, it is not something I have seen around here!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

sounds like a perfect muffin - with or without butter! I love the flavors - it's getting me in the mood for Fall!
Mary

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Those muffins sound delicious with the pumpkin and butter together!

Ryan said...

These sound wonderful and I'm starting to crave pumpkin, apple, cinnamon and fall flavors-- especially with the 100 degree weather we're having! Love the streusel topping!

Monet said...

Pumpkin makes muffins taste so very moist. This is a winning combination in my book. Thank you for sharing with me, my friend. I'm on the way to Maine, and visiting your blog is making my plane flight a lot more enjoyable. Hugs!

Baking Serendipity said...

These muffins sound like fall, and after so much heat, I think I'm ready for a new season.

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Hmmm yum! I always love streusel on top! This is a great coffee company in the morning!

Mother Rimmy said...

I love this muffin. Pumpkin is such a healthy ingredient. Have you tried whole wheat pastry flour? It's my new favorite ingredient. Baked goods come out so tender!

The Farmers Wife said...

Mmmm... My perfect kind of muffin, I love the pumpkin and apple combo. My dad made something like this several years ago and I remember just how good it was!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination I haven't had like this looks wonderful

Jill@MadAboutMacarons said...

Oh my! You're making me crave pumpkin now but here we'll just have to wait a bit longer so will bookmark this one. Looks fabulous!

Peggy said...

Love this combo of pumpkin and apples! I bet these muffins are delicious with or without butter =)

Viviane Bauquet Farre said...

Ah paired with coffee this makes a fantastic afternoon treat. Thanks for the great post!

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Mmm these muffins sound fantastic! :)

Carolyn said...

These muffins make me think of fall. And it's so hot here right now, I am not sure I would mind if it was fall already!

Brad Theodore said...

reminds me of fall. sucks fall is right around the corner now.

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