Apple Pumpkin Muffins Recipe
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Apple Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

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The combination of apples and pumpkin makes this recipe a perfect treat for cool fall day. The muffins are great for breakfast, dessert or an after-school snack. —Beth Knapp, Littleton, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 221 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 143mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Apple Pumpkin Muffins in Country August/September 1998, p51

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5986princessa User ID: 8661295 254988
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2016

"Delicious! I reduced sugar to one and a half and added 1/8 tsp of ground cloves. Turned out moist and fluffy. Could probably reduce the sugar to 1 cup and they would still be awesome!"

Peggie0203 User ID: 2074993 253714
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2016

"I used whole wheat flour, cut the sugar to 1 cup, used Greek yogurt instead of oil, used 3 cups of apples, added a few raisins. I was surprised with the long cooking time, but it is perfect.

Good muffins, although I still find them quite sweet, likely from the additional fruit. My family is quite happy with them."

kewellman User ID: 7182281 237991
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2015

"Followed recipe exactly, down to the cooking time, and they turned out perfect! So delicious. Nice, full, round shape; moist, but fluffy texture. They only thing I wish I'd done differently--as another reviewer also mentioned--was be a bit more generous with the apples (I didn't actually measure those). I might also try adding some clove spice next time too."

GizzyGal User ID: 8019606 233675
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"Moist and delicious... Especially right out of the oven, but still great when cooled."

fnstlug User ID: 3658849 233468
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"A good flavor combination, very moist and pretty easy to make. Be generous with the apples. I wished that I had added more. I also added a few dashes of ground cloves. Smells so good!"

meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 233034
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

"These are delicious. When I was mixing them, I thought it was going to be way too dry, but it turned out not to be. These are moist and very flavorful. A few changes I made were adding 1 and a half cups of sugar rather than 2, it seemed like too much but sprinkled the tops with sugar in the raw. I used 1 cup of whole wheat flour, and couldn't find any nutmeg in my cupboard so I used pumpkin pie spice."

shortytalk User ID: 1598556 82809
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"its ok..."

BibiP User ID: 7585385 58955
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"Delicious....and leaves the house smelling yummy too! Will make again FOR SURE"

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 50409
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"I am sure it was the elevation here in Colorado (I made as directed, w/o adding additional flour for altitude), but these muffins did not come out moist. In fact, sort of dry. :( Love the idea of pumpkin and apple though-fantastic combo for autumn, and the spices are just the right amount. Recipe made enough for 2 dozen regular size muffins too, which was fantastic."

chica4christ00 User ID: 3221277 24142
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"These are great!! I baked them in x-large muffin pans and a mini muffin pan."

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