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Apple Pumpkin Muffins

The combination of flavors makes this recipe a perfect treat for a cool fall day. These apple and pumpkin 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
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 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


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

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  • Zoey
    Feb 17, 2021

    They are delicious! Loved this recipe! I highly recommend it.

  • Sunshinebakerpa
    Jan 1, 2021

    These were moist and flavorful. I used 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour and 1 cup white whole wheat flour. I reduced the sugar to 1 1/2 cups. I used 1 heaping teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice instead of the other spices. I shaved the apples so my son wouldn’t detect them. I will definitely make these again!

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Oct 13, 2020

    Very delicious! Just be aware the pumpkin flavor is subtle.

  • momzilla24
    Sep 17, 2020

    Followed recipe exactly and very tasty. Made 12 small muffins and used remaining batter topped with a nut crumb to make a small loaf of sweet bread. Will make again.

  • xxcskier
    Sep 24, 2019

    These are delicious! My husband who claims he does not like pumpkin ate two of them warm from the oven!

  • marcibanes
    Sep 11, 2017

    No comment left

  • 5986princessa
    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
    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
    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
    Sep 29, 2015

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