Pumpkin Apple Muffins

    55 min

    What better way to celebrate autumn than with delicious muffins that combine the wonderful texture of apples with the warm taste of pumpkin. A simple crumble topping gives them a little something extra.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 300g plain flour
    • 350g caster sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 250g pumpkin puree
    • 125ml vegetable oil
    • 250g peeled, cored and chopped apple
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 4 tablespoons sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 4 teaspoons butter

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper cases.
    2. In a large bowl, sift together 300g flour, 350g sugar, spices, bicarb and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples. Spoon muffin mixture into prepared muffin cups.
    3. In a small bowl, mix together remaining flour, sugar and cinnamon. Rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffins.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

    Pumpkin puree...

    You can find tinned 100% pumpkin puree at Waitrose, via Ocado or in specialty shops. You can also make your own with this recipe.

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    Made these with cooking apples, they are my perfect muffin! Lovely balance between sweet and tart, nice taste from the spices and soooo deliciously moist  -  29 Oct 2012


    Absolutely delicious - lots of compliments from friends and colleagues that I shared them with  -  01 Sep 2014


    Lovely moist cake, easy to bake! Only suggestion is to do equal amounts for the crumble topping. Other than that lovely, made my dad want more!  -  02 Nov 2009