Apple Pumpkin Muffins

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We had lots of snow last week. Lots. Nothing puts me more in a baking mood than a blizzard. I love how it warms up the house and makes it smell so wonderful. However, we were pretty much all sugared out because of Christmas, so I didn’t feel like making or eating treats. I made lots of bread and even tried a few recipes. I will be posting them later (well, my favorites anyway.) But first, a tried and true favorite.

A few of my boys would eat cereal for breakfast every day if I would let them. Even when it is cold and snowy outside. I, on the other hand, am not a big fan of cereal. I make up batches of muffins and store them in the freezer so I always have some on hand. Then I can just pop them in the microwave and have wonderful warm muffins even when I don’t have time to cook.

These muffins are one of my favorites. In addition to the healthy pumpkin, they are loaded with fruit and nuts. Sometimes I substitute wheat flour for some of the white flour to make them even more healthy. They are moist and wonderful!

apple-pumpkin-muffins, recipe

Pumpkin Apple Muffins
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
dash cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
2 cups grated or diced apples
1/2 cup Craisins (optional)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix pumpkin, applesauce, oil, and eggs. Add to dry ingredients with fruit and nuts. Fill well greased muffin tins. Bake at 350° for about 18 minutes.

-Makes 2 dozen


  1. Is this recipe missing a liquid? I’m making it now and it seems extremely dry. Otherwise they smell tasty!

    • The only liquid is the applesauce, oil, egg, and pumpkin. The batter should be fairly stiff, but not dry. Hopefully they turned out for you!

    • Hi Kara

      Asking the same question as Allison. They look nothing like the picture and they are very solid and lumpy. After 18 minutes not even cooked yet. Help?


    • Sorry I”m just seeing your question Dyana. Cooking time varies with each oven, so you may just need to add more time. I hope they turned out though. Did you grate or chop your apples? With chopped apples they will be more lumpy, but they should still taste great!

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