Pumpkin Apple Muffins.
You know how annoying it is when you walk through the stores and see Halloween paraphernalia right now?
Or how ridiculous it is to see Christmas decorations on October 15th?
Well, this kind of feels like that.
But I just couldn’t help myself.
If pumpkin in August is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.
I just couldn’t stay away any longer.
I want Fall and pumpkin and 50-degree weather and pretty leaves to hang around all year long. Just call that my utopia.
Luckily for me, I have 6 (well, had 6) cans of pureed pumpkin in the pantry just begging to be used.
I must have inherited the hoarding gene from Mother Lovett. But don’t worry, my pumpkin doesn’t expire until 2012. Mother Lovett’s would have expired in 1994.
And she still would have used it.
I used my non-expired pumpkin and combined it with juicy, sweet apples and whole wheat flour for some super moist and fluffy muffins. They are oh-so delicious. Even if they are a bit… orange.
You never know when you may have a pumpkin emergency.
Last year I went to bake with pumpkin and couldn’t find any on the shelves due to the shortage.
My mom came to the rescue with a can, but only later did I realize that it had expired the previous year. Clearly she inherited the expired-goods gene.
After that incident, I went out and bought all the pumpkin on the shelves. Yes, I have it all. I’m the jerk that bought it all at the store before you could get there.
But not really.
Pumpkin Apple Muffins
makes about 12 muffins
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup grated apple
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup pureed pumpkin
1/4-1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. In a smaller bowl, combine pumpkin, egg, apple and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until combined.
Begin with adding 1/4 cup milk and stir. If batter is still thick, add additional milk. Stir in melted butter.
Spoon batter into muffin cups, about 3/4 way full.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.
It is quite apparent that I need to be sent to muffin rehab.
If you think I sit here day after day, trying to come up with as many different flavor combinations as I can, well… you’re right.
106 Comments on “Pumpkin Apple Muffins.”
I’m worse. I baked with pumpkin in July, I think (maybe not July. Okay, August, but early August!) but the modifications I made to the recipe were a bit of a bust. This looks absolutely delicious.
I adore pumpkin all year long. And I mean ALL year long. I can’t wait to try this recipe…it sounds fantastic. Bring on Fall!
The ONE thing I’m excited for about Fall is pumpkin. I have found literally one can in the food store and I’m like savoring it…it may have to be used to make muffins.
I wish I had hoarded more pumpkin since it is so hard to find now a days. I have one giant can in the pantry (unexpired) and I am saving it for when the craving hits. I make my own pumpkin pudding. I take about a half a cup of pure pumpkin mix and add either sugar free pudding cup (chocolate I think goes best) or even some greek yogurt. I also am sure to add a dash of cinnamon. :)
I had a panic attack when I couldn’t find canned pumpkin on the shelves last fall too, so when I finally did find some, I bought it all up. You’re now making me think that I need to check the expiration dates….LOL
Great looking muffin recipe.
I love pumpkin, I love apples and I love fall.
You rock. Can’t wait to put my scarf, sweater and boots on and sit outside [praying for 50 degree weather] and eat these. :D
Yay PUMPKIN!! One of the only things that’s okay about the weather getting colder :)
Mother Lovett and my motherr sound like they have a lot in common. She’s all about the expired canned goods.
Hope you have a wonderful day!!
I love the colour of those muffins!
Yeahhhhh!!!!! The timing is perfect.. it feels just like fall here, and kids are back in school! I must try this recipe!!!!!!
Ha! But at least you KNOW you’re a little ahead of the curve. What I laugh about is people who don’t actually realize. I don’t ‘get’ cranberries right now … or even chocolate.
It’s not fair that I have to wake up an look at these first thing in the morning! I want one =(
I love your intro, because yes. I know exactly how annoying that is! I received an October issue of FamilyCircle yesterday, which caused me to FREAK OUT about college applications for a few seconds.
Fall is my utopia too and I CANNOT wait for all things apple, pumpkin and cinnamon. I’m pretty much obsessed with September – December because I love the holidays too!
It’s never too soon to start enjoying the flavors of fall–pumpkin is my all-time fav!
A farm in my area is already selling pumpkins that they grew this summer – so actually, pumpkins are in season! :)
Pumpkin and apple = a glorious match.
6 CANS OF PUREED PUMPKIN?!?! Those never would have survived in my pantry for so long. I would have paid you good money for those you know. Seriously, I’m going through withdraw!
Yeah, I’m totally not ready for the cold weather to start, but I AM ready to start eating pumpkin!!
Yay! I’m so glad that pumpkin season is here, and the color of these muffins is perfect for celebrating the beginning of fall. I need to bake these TODAY so I can smell that pumpkin spice smell for the first time of the year:-)
Yum! My favorite part of fall in pumpkins :).
I have already busted out the pumpkin pancakes! No shame ;)
I found a can of pumpkin in the pantry last night and I was dreaming about fall and wearing a sweater and uggs. I LOVE fall!
Yay for pumpkin! These look delicious…! And we’re such hoarders too…we definitely have pumpkin stocked up!
ah snap. I went to the store last night to buy pumpkin to make pumpkin bread. Now I’m going to have to go again tonight to buy more pumpkin so I can make these.
I <3 you forever for posting this recipe. Pumpkin Muffins sound like they might complete me.
I saw Christmas decorations at Costco last week, which is completely ridiculous. How about letting us get through the summer first? Nothing wrong with pumpkin all year round though! These look delicious. :)
I also have a pumpkin storage, due the the pumpkins SHORTAGE. I could not find it anywhere, so I ordered a case from Amazon. Yep. I did… and I’d do it again. ;)
That means that I have the capacity to make these, and I think I will. The muffin is a wonderful thing.
As you saw, I made pumpkin muffins yesterday too! I can’t stay away from delicious pumpkin. I can stay away from cooler weather though (I love the heat). These look gorgeous. Love the apple addition!
I broke down and spent money on the organic expensive pumpkin because I couldn’t take it any longer! This shortage SUCKS!
Those things annoy me too. I think Christmas decorations shouldn’t be out in full force until after Thanksgiving.
Although I do think pumpkin is good to have year round. Love pumpkin. :D
pumpkin in august is soooo right! i saw some pumpkin ale at the store the other day and just smiled in delight :D
I hoarded, too, so I still have some. May need to break a can out this weekend and make these.
Perfect!! This recipe is so timely… as fall starts to descend upon us, I love these flavors and smells in my kitchen!
“If pumpkin in August is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.” YES!!! I like how you think! ;)
I have been on a pumpkin kick too lately, yesterday I made pumpkin pancakes and today I put pumpkin in my oatmeal. I would love to try your muffins. How many does the recipe make?!
12! Sorry forgot to include that, adding it in now.
Woohoo! Fall foods. Your are so not wrong with this post. Definitely not comparable to Christmas in October. I had a crisp juicy apple this morning and it was the best thing ever. These muffins look delicious.
I am going to the store tonight and there better be some pumpkin there! Last year I totally stocked up, but my supply is dwindling.
These look awesome, and I totally want Fall to be here too!
I am right there with you – I LOVE fall and everything pumpkin. And I’m going to be the jerk this year that buys all the pumpkin as soon as it’s on the shelves again. ;-)
I was wondering who took all the pumpkin… At least you’re honest. :)
Can’t wait to try! Oh how I love pumpkin:)
Mmm, those look delish! I can’t wait for fall :)
LOL I have so much pumpkin too- last year I panicked when they announced there was a shortage! I was just thinking this morning about making muffins as well!
my friend and i declared yesterday that we are so over summer, and ready for fall. i’m trying to hold off until at least after labour day to bust out the pumpkin and cinnamon…but we’ll see.
These look awesome! I love fall (and pumpkin).
pumpkin and apple muffins are totally autumn reminiscent which i love!!
yea i see HALLOWEEN everywhere around here! reminds me of how crazy commercialism stuffs holidays down our throat (when they should really stuff these muffins down our throats instead lol). right after halloween they go christmas crazy.. dont want to lose that extra dollar they could make i guess… ha
These look awesome. I’m going to fully maximize pumpkin possibility this year!! I totally missed out last year.
I am super excited for fall, and what better way to show it than with these awesome sounding muffins!
Haha, I literally screamed (with happiness) when I saw Halloween decorations at Costco last week :)
These look delicious!
These have been bookmarked in my fall recipes to make list! Oh my muffins! And I love the orange color – can never go wrong!
lol, I also hoarded all the pumpkin, I had some in my oatmeal this morning and it was delicious
i just told you this, but really…i am buying apples and making these immediately!
Looks good! I don’t really like pumpkin (I know!) but I do like it in muffins. Especially when said muffins are smeared in cream cheese.