WannaBe Chef

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More pumpkin! October 15, 2009

Filed under: Bread/Muffins — WannaBe Chef @ 7:44 pm

So those truffles only used up a measley 1/4 cup of pumpkin.  The rest sits in the fridge, screaming to be used.  I knew I wanted to make bread or muffins… off to google I went… 

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins
Found on allrecipes.com
*I got 12 muffins and a small loaf of bread from this recipe!

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used 1 1/2 cups white flour and 1 cup wheat flour)
2 cups white sugar (I used 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup Splenda)
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple (I used 1 very large Honeycrisp apple!)

Streusel topping:
(I did not use)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
4 teaspoons butter

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda 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 batter into prepared muffin cups.  (The batter will be very thick.  I filled the cups about 3/4 full, it didn’t rise much).
  3. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.  (My muffins only took 25 minutes, then I let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes.  The loaf of bread took about 30-32 minutes).


The verdict:  Oh my, these made my house smell soooooo good!  These muffins were moist, flavorful and perfect for the fall.  All the substitutions worked great, too.


One Response to “More pumpkin!”

  1. Mom Says:

    WHAT? No streusel topping!! That’s just not right..

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