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Pumpkin Apple Muffins

I am in love with these muffins.  I think they are quite possibly the best muffins I have ever made.  The idea of combining apple and pumpkin came from Megan’s post.  Muffins are really great for the kids’ snacks and for lunch boxes so I almost always have some kind of muffin on hand.  I have made pumpkin muffins and apple muffins but never combined them.

I looked at Megan’s recipe and also a recipe from Babycakes to come up with this recipe.  This recipe uses whole wheat flour, maple syrup for the sweetener, and is egg and dairy free.  The result is a super moist muffin bursting with fall flavor.

I think I’ll be making another batch this week.

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Yield: 24 muffins (depending on how full you fill the tins. I did about 3/4 full)


  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup organic canola oil or melted coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup almond, soy, or rice milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 cups apples, chopped
  • Streusel Topping
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp Earth Balance
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line muffin tin with paper liners
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the oil, maple syrup, milk, pumpkin, and vanilla to the dry ingredients.
  5. Fold in the hot water and the apples until evenly distributed.
  6. Spoon batter into muffins tins.
  7. Mix together ingredients for streusel topping and sprinkle over batter.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
  9. Remove to wire rack to cool.


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  1. I just got pumpkin to make pumpkin raisin muffins, but apple sounds even better. Yum! Pinning this!

  2. These look fabulous! Pumpkin muffins are my kryptonite this time of year. If I make them, they are gone within the hour. I love the addition of apple in these! 😀

    • These were gone pretty quickly too!

  3. How many muffins does this recipe make?

    • It will make about 12 muffins. Updated: sorry, it makes 12 really big muffins or 24 regular sized ones :)

  4. I added 1/4 tsp cloves to the mix. They turned out amazing!

    • Cloves would be a great addition. So glad you liked and thank you for commenting to let me know you tried them!


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