These pumpkin apple muffins are the perfect breakfast or snack for autumn. These delectable pumpkin apple muffins are packed with everyone’s favorite fall flavors: pumpkin, Granny Smith apple, and cinnamon. Even better, they smell like pumpkin pie while baking in the oven! These pumpkin apple muffins are moist, topped with a cinnamon-sugar crumble, and bursting with autumn ingredients. You’re going to love baking and eating these pumpkin apple muffins this fall!
Okay, can I just say: where the heck did summer go? Halloween candy is on display at the grocery store, the temperature’s dropping, students are back in school, and all I can think is: wait, summer’s over already? It’s seriously flown by. Every time I get used to a season, it ends. Did your summer fly by, too?
I must say, as lovely as summer was, I’m really excited for fall. Autumn is all about cinnamon lattes, baggy sweaters, dark nail polish, apple cider, snuggling on the couch… all culminating with Thanksgiving (a.k.a. the food lovers’ Olympics).
So, let’s say goodbye to summer and welcome fall- and everything it has to offer- by making homemade pumpkin apple muffins. These muffins are the epitome of fall. Made with pumpkin, Granny Smith apples, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice, these muffins are the must-have treat for autumn. They taste exactly how a treat should this time of year.
I have to tell you something. But, before I do you have to promise not to judge me. Promise? I don’t like pumpkin pie. I know, I know. Before you scold me, in my defense I grew up eating my Nana’s chocolate pie (unbelievably good) for Thanksgiving instead of pumpkin pie. I think that’s why I never developed an affinity for pumpkin.
Even though I don’t consider myself a pumpkin fan, I’m crazy about these pumpkin apple muffins! They have the perfect amount of pumpkin flavor and aroma. I like that the pumpkin flavor isn’t overpowering. If you’re like me and don’t usually crave pumpkin, you’ve gotta try these muffins. The pumpkin in these muffins is just the right amount.
And, if you are a big fan of pumpkin and bake a pumpkin pie every fall, you should make these muffins when you make your pumpkin pie. A lot of the ingredients you need to make pumpkin pie (like canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice) are also in these muffins. Simply grab some Granny Smith apples along with your other ingredients, and you’re good to go. If you pin this recipe, you’ll be able to find it more easily when you need it.
You’re going to love the apples pieces inside every bite. Just incredible! Overall, the apples give the muffins a light, not-too-sweet flavor. I like eating these pumpkin apple muffins as part of a healthy breakfast. While pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are great too, I can’t handle that much sugar in the morning. The Granny Smith apples make for a healthier, lighter muffin you can eat as a healthy snack or breakfast.
Another thing you’re going to love about these muffins are their cinnamon-sugar crumble. I tested out a different, streusel topping on my first batch. Nope! I didn’t like the streusel topping nearly as much, so I made another batch using my go-to muffin topping. Of all the muffin toppings I’ve tried my absolute favorite is this simple cinnamon-sugar crumble. I love biting into a moist muffin and getting a crunchy, contrasting surprise at the end. If you’ve never put a simple cinnamon-sugar crumble on top of your muffins, you’re going to love biting into these pumpkin apple muffins.
Oh my gosh, I can’t believe how many muffin recipes I have! Rhubarb, strawberry blueberry, strawberry banana nut, and now pumpkin apple! If Unwed Housewife had a mascot, it’d be a muffin. What can I say? I love muffins. They’re cute, delicious, and fun to make. The next time you make muffins, I hope you’ll check out Unwed Housewife for a recipe to try.
Do you love muffins as much as I do? Are you excited for fall? Let me know by leaving a comment.
Okay, let’s whip up the best autumn breakfast item around: pumpkin apple muffins.
- 2 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups and ⅓ cup white sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups Granny Smith apples, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
- Preheat oven to 350 °F. Line muffin pans with liners or spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl combine 2 and ½ cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a standing mixer using the paddle attachment or with a handheld mixer lightly beat eggs. On medium low mix in pumpkin and oil.
- Using a wooden spoon gradually mix egg mixture in with the set aside flour mixture. Stir by hand until just combined. Using a spatula fold in apple pieces.
- Scoop batter into prepared muffin pans.
- In a small bowl combine ⅓ cup white sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Sprinkle on top of each muffin.
- Bake in preheated 350 °F oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool entirely.
Got some fresh blueberries and strawberries lying around? Check out this strawberry blueberry muffins recipe.