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Pumpkin Apple Muffins

a plate of pumpkin apple muffins with an apple in the background

Combine the best of both world with Pumpkin Apple Muffins! Why choose between pumpkin and apple when you can have both? Topped with a cinnamon spiced streusel for the perfect finishing bite.

Ingredients

For the Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 large eggs
1 15oz can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons molasses
1 cup diced Granny smith apples seasoned with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg + 1/2 teaspoon flour

For the Streusel Topping
4 tablespoons softened butter
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 tablespoons quick oats
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl combine the apples with the 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon flour. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup white sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 3 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of cloves. Use a whisk to make sure everything is combined.
  3. In a separate large or medium bowl, lightly whisk 2 eggs, then stir in the 15oz can of pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup oil, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and the 2 tablespoons of molasses. Stir until everything has blended together.
  4. Next, pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture and stir until the wet batter has formed. Add the apples and stir until they are evenly blended throughout the batter, but don’t overmix.
  5. To make the streusel topping, combine 4 tablespoons of softened butter with 1 tablespoons of white sugar, 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar, 5 tablespoons of quick oats, and 2 tablespoons of flour. Stir until combined.
  6. Grease your muffin tins or line with paper muffin holders, spoon the muffin batter into each muffin holder and fill to the top for a large muffin. Top each muffin about a tablespoon of the streusel, then bake for 30 minutes.

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