I know what you’re thinking. Enough with the pumpkin, lady. While I can’t make any promises, I can assure you that I am running low on canned pumpkin with no pending plans to purchase more after these pumpkin apple harvest muffins.
I also realized, recently, that even though I have recipes here for banana muffins with tart lemon icing and whole wheat blueberry muffins, if you come here for a muffin recipe but you don’t like bananas or berries, well, you’re out of luck.
The solution? Pumpkin-Apple Muffins.
Of course, since I can’t leave a perfectly delicious recipe well enough alone, I adulterated them with golden raisins and walnuts.
I’m glad I did.
Consider this an obsession, consider it my last pumpkin hurrah, whatever.
Fall is dwindling and I’m holding on to every last bit of it.
- 1½ cups canned pumpkin puree
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup peeled and diced apples
- ⅔ cup olive oil
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon all spice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup golden raisins
- ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease your muffin tin with PAM or another baking spray.
- In a large bowl combine the pumpkin, sugars, olive oil and eggs, whisking until thoroughly combined. Fold in the diced apples. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices, mixing well.
- Add half the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing to combine. Add the remaining half of the dry ingredients and combine. Fold in golden raisins and chopped walnuts.
- Divide the batter evenly among your muffin cups. Bake regular sized muffins for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Bake jumbo muffins for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow muffins to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then remove to a cooling rack.
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