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Pumpkin Apple Muffins

October 4, 2019

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Pumpkin apple muffins are a delicious moist muffin with all the comforting tastes of fall.

Pumpkin apple muffins on a white plate.

I don’t know why pumpkin recipes are limited only to pumpkin season. Pumpkin season isn’t an official season, but it falls from October through December.  I think I could really enjoy pumpkin all year long. Although maybe I enjoy it so much because it is only around for a few months. It is time to fully embrace the official pumpkin season and make as many pumpkin apple muffins as possible. 

What are pumpkin apple muffins?

These muffins are made with pumpkin puree, shredded apples, and warm spices including cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. To make these muffins even more delicious, they are topped with a streusel topping with even more cinnamon. Serve these muffins for breakfast, brunch or as a delicious snack. 

These muffins would be perfect for Thanksgiving Day breakfast or a lazy day Saturday. If you’re feeling generous, make an extra batch and share with your neighbors. 

A half of a muffin on a plate.

Do I use canned or fresh pumpkin puree?

Either one works fine. Canned pumpkin puree is easy and convenient and totally delicious. You could also use homemade pumpkin puree if you have it available.

Can I make these without the streusel topping?

Yes, you can make these muffins without the crumby topping. I’ve made them both ways and while I love the topping, there are times I just don’t want an overly sweet muffin. 

Pumpkin muffin on a baking rack.

What ingredients do I need?

  • Pumpkin puree
  • Grated apples
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Eggs
  • Brown sugar

How do I make the muffins?

  1. Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, spices and salt. Flour, sugar and spices in a bowl with a wire whisk.
  2. In another bowl, combine eggs, oil and pumpkin. Pumpkin puree, eggs and oil in a white bowl.
  3. Add apples,  pumpkin mixture into flour mixture and combine.Pumpkin and grated apples in a bowl.
  4. Mix streusel topping until small crumbs are formed. sugar, flour, cinnamon and melted butter in a bowl.
  5. Place muffin batter in greased muffin tins and top with streusel.Pumpkin batter in muffin tins.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Cool muffins on a baking rack before eating. Muffins with a streusel topping on a baking rack.


What equipment do I need?

Most of what you need for making these muffins, you will already have in your kitchen. But you do need a few baking essentials.

Muffin Tin

Baking Rack

Mixing Bowl

Do I need to use a paper liner?

The choice is yours. I don’t usually use a paper liner when making cupcakes. If you don’t use a paper liner, be sure to spray the cupcake pan with a non-stick spray before adding batter. 

Muffins on an orange shaped plate.

I love making muffins. If you are looking for other muffin recipes, you might want to try some of these recipes:

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Pumpkin apple muffins on a white plate.

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Delicious muffin made with pumpkin puree and shredded apples
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Muffins
Cuisine American
Servings 15 muffins
Calories 284 kcal



  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup grated apple


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons butter (melted)



  • Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt together in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin and vegetable oil.
  • Combine pumpkin mixture with flour mixture.
  • Fold in grated apples.
  • Scoop mixture into muffin tins lined with paper liners or sprayed with a non-stick spray.


  • Combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and melted butter together. Mixture will be lumpy, but all flour should be incorporated into mixture.
  • Sprinkle topping on top of muffin batter.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
  • Allow muffins to cool slightly before removing from pan. Continue cooling muffins on a baking rack.


Muffins can be made without steusel topping, if desired.


Serving: 1muffinCalories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 2625IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pumpkin apple muffins, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spice muffins
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

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  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    October 7, 2019 at 5:43 am

    5 stars
    You’re totally right about pumpkin recipes, Kathy! I love baking with pumpkin, but it only seems to be common during the Fall. However, I have noticed that our store carries canned pumpkin year-round. It’s a bit harder to find, but it’s there on the bottom shelf. These muffins sound like the quintessential Fall recipe. I definitely need to put this recipe on the menu soon. I’m thinking one of those muffins with a mug of coffee would be a great way to start these chilly days!

  • Reply
    October 6, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    5 stars
    I love pumpkin and apple together — and in a muffin is perfect! Super cute pumpkin plates, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ ~Valentina

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    October 5, 2019 at 8:30 am

    5 stars
    Muffins are always such a delicious breakfast treat Kathy! And what a delicious fall flavor combination!

    • Reply
      October 5, 2019 at 8:38 am

      I do love baking – and eating muffins!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Good
    October 5, 2019 at 8:11 am

    5 stars
    Pumpkin and apple are so popular this time of year and then to combine those flavours in one delicious muffin? Brilliant! I bet they taste as flavourful as they look! Such a great weekend baking project, Kathy ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      October 5, 2019 at 8:37 am

      They are yummy!

  • Reply
    Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
    October 4, 2019 at 6:16 am

    5 stars
    I love muffins – to me, they are my favourite baked treat! Especially with a great cup of coffee in the morning! ๐Ÿ™‚
    These sound so good, Kathy! I love the sound of the topping too!

    • Reply
      October 5, 2019 at 6:26 am

      Muffins are one of my favorites too!

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