Apple Pumpkin Muffins Recipe -
Apple Pumpkin Muffins Recipe
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Apple Pumpkin Muffins

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"If you like pumpkin, you'll love these moist muffins. With an appealing streusel topping and tender apple bits throughout, they make a great accompaniment to a meal or a handy breakfast on the run."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 24 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 cups raw sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Mix eggs, pumpkin, and oil in a small bowl. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture until just moistened; fold in apples. Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full.
  3. Combine butter, 1/2 cup raw sugar, 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle over muffin batter.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from muffin cups to wire racks.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • I like to use King Arthur white whole wheat flour for most of my baking needs. Its still 100% whole wheat, but made from white winter wheat, instead of red wheat, which make the flavor less strong.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 21, 2013

Thought these were great, i ommitted the oil and added about a half a cup of applesauce, used a half of a cup of honey instead of sugar and added a half of a teaspoon of baking powder. these were moist and rose beautifully. healthy and delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 26, 2012

I have no doubt that this recipe has the potential to be a very good muffin recipe, but it just didn't work for me this time. The batter was thick - which by itself is not a problem - but it hardly rose at all. The muffins were *way* too dense. We bake almost exclusively with whole wheat flour, so it wasn't the whole wheat texture that was getting to me. Our usual pumpkin muffins are light and fluffy, despite being 100% whole wheat. I have a suspicion that the recipe should call for baking powder rather than baking soda, as there is really nothing acidic in the batter to activate the baking soda. I checked the recipe 3 or 4 times because I just couldn't believe it was calling for baking soda, but I in the end I didn't go with my gut and just followed the recipe as-is. If I make this again, I would definitely substitute baking powder for baking soda. The flavors were very nice, but they can't quite overcome the rest of it. They're not bad enough to throw out, but definitely a big disappointment.


29 Ratings

Jan 09, 2013

I used only whole wheat flour and changed the sweetener to just 1/2 cup honey. I did not put the topping on. These are great tasting muffins!

Dec 02, 2013

LOVE these muffins. Wanted a healthy, tasty muffin that let me use up all the extra apples my neighbor gave me. I used one 15 oz can of pumpkin and skipped the oil. I also subbed 1/2 cup of the sugar for raw honey for added health benefits and lower sugar (mixed the honey in with the wet ingredients,) and skipped the topping. After 25 minutes at 350 these were golden, moist and delicious. I think next time I'll skip the sugar altogether and just use honey.

Oct 11, 2012

I substituted applesauce for the oil and left off the topping, and added vanilla. They were amazing! I had no trouble getting them to rise with just the baking soda that was called for. I will make these again, my one year old said, "mmmmmm".

Nov 08, 2014

So amazing! I made these for the parent breakfast at my daycare. They were met with great reviews. I did exchange applesauce for the oil to make them a bit healthier. I wasn't thrilled on how the streusel topping came out, I will maybe leave that off completely the next time.

Feb 18, 2014

I love muffins in general, but am always looking for ways to make healthy ones that are still tasty. These are now top of my list! I used coconut oil instead of vegetable, added baking powder as another reviewer suggested, and also added some vanilla. They were awesome! And my toddler loves them as well. :)

Sep 22, 2012

Absolutely delicious. The perfectly moist, yummy, fallish muffin.


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  • Calories
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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