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Whenever there’s a seasonal item at Trader Joe’s like pumpkin puree, I get so excited that I lose control and end up buying at least 10 cans of it. Individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes, Pumpkin MilkshakesPumpkin Seed CookiesPumpkin Waffles….those are a few of the things I love to make with pumpkin puree, just to give you a hint of my obsession with it.

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In general, I try not to eat a lot of canned foods, but if there’s one thing that is simply easier and tastier to get from a can, it’s pumpkin puree. Roasting and pureeing an entire pumpkin, is a time consuming task that I don’t recommend doing, especially when their are a couple of very good canned brands out there. As you now know, I love making my arsenal of Vitamin A packed pumpkin recipes, but it’s always a fun challenge for me to come up with new ones. When these Pumpkin Apple Muffins came out of my oven, the entire kitchen was filled with the delicious smells of cinnamon and spice. The first bite of a muffin was even better though, especially when spread with a spoonful of weelicious Pumpkin Butter.

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So go out, get some canned pumpkin and get into the pumpkin spirit. I’m not saying you have to go crazy like me, but no matter what you make — especially this time of year — pumpkin makes everything taste more special!


Pumpkin Apple Muffins

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Servings: 2 muffins
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and grated
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup agave or honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the first 7 ingredients in a bowl and mix. Toss the grated apples in the dry mixture to coat. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Grease muffin tins or line them with muffin cups and fill each cup 3/4 full with the batter.
  • Bake for 20 minutes (12-14 minutes for regular size muffins) or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Sodium: 240mg | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 1g | Calories: 160kcal | Fat: 4g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 30g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. You should be able to replace 1-2 tablespoons of the flour with ground flax seeds with no problem!

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  3. Finally made these with some of my usual modifications and everyone loved them. My modifications: for flour I did 1 cup organic whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup almond flour, and 1/2 cup rolled oats (ground up in food processor to be flour like); instead of pumpkin pie spice I did 1/4tsp allspice, 1/4tsp ginger and 1/2tsp cinnamon (in addition to the 1 tsp cinnamon); used 3T organic coconut oil for oil; 1/4 cup raw local honey and 1/4cup organic coconut sugar instead of all honey; used himalayan sea salt. My recipe made 16 muffins.

  4. Is there a substitute for the egg? Could I use oil? I’ve been doing some research online and I found that flax and bananas could be an egg substitute, but I recently found out I have a sensitivity to nuts, eggs, & bananas… It makes baking a little challenging 🙁

  5. The best egg substitutes I have found are the flax seeds mixed with water. I’ve heard people having success with using 1/4 cup applesauce to replace 1 egg, but I haven’t tried it myself.

  6. I love the idea of pumpkin and apple together. I’m planning to make them with a couple tweaks: chopped apple (skin on to retain the fiber) and subbing maple syrup for honey. Can’t wait to make them for my family!

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