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Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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Celebrate the harvest season by baking these irresistible treats: pumpkin apple cinnamon muffins – enjoy the comforting aromas and delightful taste.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Apple Muffins.

Fall is in the air, and what better way to embrace the season than with a batch of warm and delicious pumpkin cinnamon apple muffins? Bursting with autumnal flavors, these muffins are the perfect treat to indulge in on crisp mornings or cozy evenings. The combination of fragrant cinnamon, sweet pumpkin, and juicy apple creates a harmonious blend that will surely satisfy your taste buds.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out in the kitchen, this recipe is simple yet incredibly rewarding. So gather your ingredients and get ready to fill your home with the delightful aroma of freshly baked goods – it’s time to whip up some mouthwatering cinnamon pumpkin apple muffins!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Apple Recipe

Texture: cakey muffins.
Taste: flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon and apple.
Simplicity: very easy recipe, combine dry and wet ingredients together with spatula or spoon.
Meal Type: brunch, breakfast, a perfect party food idea.

Ingredients Needed

Brown sugar, flour, spices, pumpkin puree, eggs, apple, canola oil.
  • All-Purpose Flour – plain all purpose flour is the best for these muffins.
  • Baking Powder & Baking Soda -leavening agents are needed for the recipe.
  • Cinnamon – ground cinnamon added for flavor.
  • Salt – Himalayan, sea salt or table salt.
  • Eggs – 3 room temperature eggs.
  • Pumpkin Puree – store-bought or homemade pumpkin puree.
  • Apple – 1 apple shredded.
  • Brown Sugar – to sweeten.
  • Canola Oil – to make muffins moist.
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How to make Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Muffins

  1. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and pinch of salt.
  2. In another bowl whisk eggs, add pumpkin puree, shredded apple, oil and brown sugar.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet.
  4. Prepare muffin baking pan with liners. Pour the batter in each liner. Fill each liner with batter.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes at 400F, lower temperature to 350F and bake for 15 minutes. Check if muffins are ready; inserted toothpick should come out clean. After baking let them cool off on the baking rack.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Apple Muffins Tips

  • When it comes to baking delicious muffins, there are a few key tips and tricks that can help you achieve the perfect batch every time. One important factor to consider is the baking temperature. Generally, muffins are baked at a temperature of 350°F for about 20-25 minutes.
  • For a slightly taller and more domed muffin top, you can increase the baking temperature to 400°F. Start by baking them at this higher temperature for around 5 minutes, and then reduce the temperature to 350°F for the remaining 15 minutes. This initial burst of high heat helps the muffins rise quickly, creating a more pronounced dome shape.
  • Another technique to keep in mind is the method of mixing the batter. Unlike some other baked goods, muffin batter doesn’t need to be beaten vigorously with a mixer. In fact, overmixing can lead to dense and tough muffins. Instead, it’s best to gently combine the wet and dry ingredients using a spoon or spatula. Mix until the ingredients are just incorporated, making sure not to overdo it.
Pumpkin apple muffin cut in half with stack of muffins behind.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Apple Muffins FAQ

What keeps muffins moist?

Muffins can stay moist due to a combination of ingredients and baking techniques, including fat, liquid and proper mixing. Overbaking can dry out muffins quickly. Use a toothpick or cake tester to check for doneness. When it comes out clean with a few moist crumbs attached, the muffins are ready.

How long are pumpkin muffins good for?

You can keep these muffins at room temperature for up to 2 days. Since they are made with pumpkin, you should keep them refrigerated for up to 3-5 days or freeze them if you don’t eat them in a few days. To thaw, simply remove them from the freezer and let them come to room temperature or warm them up in microwave.

What apples are best for baking muffins?

It’s important to note that the choice of apple variety can also depend on your personal preferences and the specific flavor profile you want for your muffins. You can use any apple for this recipe: granny smith, gala, McIntosh, red delicious, fuji etc.

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Cinnamon Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Get ready to embrace fall flavors with our mouthwatering pumpkin cinnamon apple muffin recipe – enjoy the perfect balance of sweetness and spice.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Ilona

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree room temperature
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 apple medium-sized, peeled, shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Prepare muffin baking pan with liners.
  • In a large bowl combine dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    2 cups all-purpose flour, 3 tsp. cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/8 tsp. salt
  • In a large bowl mix wet ingredients: whisk eggs, add pumpkin puree, add oil, brown sugar and shredded apple.
    3 eggs, 3/4 cup canola oil, 1 cup pumpkin puree, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 apple
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix by spoon or spatula.
  • Pour the batter in each liner. Fill each liner fully.
  • Bake for 5 minutes at 400F. Lower the temperature to 350F while still keeping muffins in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Check if muffins are ready; inserted toothpick should come out clean. Remove muffins from oven and let them cool off on the baking rack.

Equipment needed

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian

Notes

  • When it comes to baking muffins, there are a few key tips and tricks that can help you achieve the perfect batch every time. One important factor to consider is the baking temperature. Generally, muffins are baked at a temperature of 350°F for about 20-25 minutes.
  • For a slightly taller and more domed muffin top, you can increase the baking temperature to 400°F. Start by baking them at this higher temperature for around 5 minutes, and then reduce the temperature to 350°F for the remaining 15 minutes. This initial burst of high heat helps the muffins rise quickly, creating a more pronounced dome shape.
  • Another technique to keep in mind is the method of mixing the batter. Unlike some other baked goods, muffin batter doesn’t need to be beaten vigorously with a mixer. In fact, overmixing can lead to dense and tough muffins. Instead, it’s best to gently combine the wet and dry ingredients using a spoon or spatula. 
Adapted from mojewypieki.com

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 154mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 3249IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 2mg
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Update Notes: The post was originally published in September 22, 2014. On September, 2023 it was updated with improved recipe and new photos.

 

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8 Comments

  1. Mine turned out great! I made them as minis and topped them off with a little buttercream frosting. Easy and fun to bake!

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