pumpkin apple streusel muffins

December 2, 2010
pumpkin apple streusel muffins
After having a Mimi's Cafe muffin on Black Friday, I haven't been able to stop thinking about how warm, moist and perfect it was (the sign of a really good muffin). I scoured the internet for a the recipe, and the one I found may not be exact but if it's not, it's perfect on its own.

Shred the apples. Make the streusel. They are the perfect combination of a sweet, crispy top with a moist, flavorful inside. I also discovered that apple and pumpkin compliment one another really well. I'd never thought of it before, but both are pretty subtle flavors and they make the perfect pair.
crispy on top, moist inside
crispy streusel tops
pumpkin apple streusel muffins
adapted from the Cooking Light forum

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 cups shredded apple (I use 2-3 large apples, peeled)

streusel:
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 c sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons room temperature butter

Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients (minus apple) in separate bowls. Once mixed, add wet and dry ingredients together and fold in the apples. Evenly distribute in muffin tins. Combine dry streusel ingredients. Mix in butter (I like to use my hands) until well incorporated and there are no large butter chunks. Sprinkle onto muffins. Bake at 350° for 18-20, or until slightly crispy on top.

Serve fresh out of the oven for breakfast.

PS - Today I've got another pumpkin recipe featured over at sweet symphanie!

19 comments:

  1. Oh my... that looks absolutely heavenly... need to get something sweet now! :)
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  2. i haaaaaaaaaaave to stop reading your blog when i am hungry.

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  3. my two favorite flavors in one - i have to try this!!

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  4. YUM! These look so delicious. They would be perfect with a hot mug of tea on one of these chilly December mornings : )

    -Samantha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

    PS- I'm in love with your header. Gorgeous!!

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  6. this is so weird!
    i just made a bunch of muffins yesterday.
    whole wheat too, and sprinkled with sugar on top.
    haha. hellooo delicious.
    great minds think alike!

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  7. Sounds yummy!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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  8. those look AMAZING! i had a pumpkin muffin this morning....i think i am addicted! there is a small place on new montgomery down town that makes fresh baked muffins and each morning they make different ones filled with fruit...to die for!

    xo,
    cb

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  9. I make a cinnamon orange streusel muffins and this is a great twist on it. Can't wait to try it.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  10. those just made my mouth water so much!

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  11. Looks so delicious. Would go great with this ginger-green tea I'm sipping right now. We (Finnish people) traditionally have gingerbreads, cinnamon rolls and few different dry cakes during the holidays, but we shall see if I'm making any this year (again...). I've lost my inspiration and need it back asap!

    Have a happy Thursday!

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  12. these look sooo good. i love anything with streusel!

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  13. These look yummy. I want some!!!

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  14. mmmmm. i've been craving muffins every since you mentioned mimi's cafe the other day! i even passed a mimi's yesterday and wanted to stop so bad. ;)

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  15. holy hannah sweet & pretty celeste, i've hit the "2pm i'm starving" at work mode & these divine cupcakes didn't help! Ahh, you're making me drool xoxoxo

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