I have to be honest and share a dirty little secret – I don’t LOVE pumpkin.
I don’t like pumpkin spice lattes and I really don’t like pumpkin pie (give me the pecan pie all day every day).
BUT I do like pumpkin baked goods!
Muffins, scones, bread – the smell of the pumpkin spice baking is divine and eaten in the afternoon with my favorite cup of coffee makes me extremely happy.
I was in the mood to bring my daughter into the kitchen with and we had a can of pumpkin to use. Since it’s the season of all things pumpkin spice, we decided to create some goodness for you in the form of these Pumpkin Apple Muffins!
The apple helps give the muffins their moist texture so you don’t need to use oil. I chose to grate my apples because I personally don’t like chunks of apple in my muffins, but you could definitely dice them fine and not have a problem.
You’ll also notice in the picture above that we chose various toppings for our flavor desires! Plain for toddler boy, roasted pecans for mama and of course chocolate chips for my girl ?.
I’ll be honest that these are not sweet muffins and I love them that way. I toast them with a little bit of coconut oil or butter and they are divine. It also makes me feel good knowing my kids aren’t getting a bucket full of sugar with every muffin! But if you find you like them a little sweeter you can up the maple syrup slightly – I won’t tell anyone!
Enjoy these Pumpkin Apple Muffins for breakfast with eggs or in the afternoon as a healthy snack. I hope you love them!
Pumpkin Apple Muffins
- 3/4 cup apple (grated or finely diced)
- 1 cup canned pumpking (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup you can increase this to 1/2 cup if you want sweeter muffins but decrease apple slightly if you do this
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup oat flour easy to make your own – place 1/2 cup plain rolled oats in your blender and blend into a fine powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice you can substitute cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup mixins or toppings chocolate chips, dried cranberries, pecans – you name it!
- Mix all wet ingredients in large bowl
- Mix all dry ingredients in separate bowl
- Combine all ingredients (if you are mixing your mix-ins to all muffins you can add them here)
- Pour into muffin tin or silicone muffin tray sprayed with cooking oil (if adding toppings do it now)
- Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes (or until cooked through)
- Let cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!