Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins


I know I haven’t been posting much of recipes lately. That was because my point and shoot camera gave in and I had to wait for my brand new DSLR camera to arrive! And when it arrived, I had to learn to use it! 😀

So, here I am back with a bang!

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I bring to you a muffins recipe with an ingredient I have never tried before but seen many food blogs raving about – pumpkin!

The pumpkin that is normally used is the sugar pumpkin, but I have used whatever pumpkin I had in hand for preparing the puree.DSC_0187

pumpkin puree

Pumpkin puree

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Pumpkin is one of my favourite vegetables so I didn’t doubt that the muffins would be great!

Recipe below:

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins


Yields 18 muffins
Source: Allrecipes
1 cup = 250 ml

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flourDSC_0008
  • 2 cups white sugarDSC_0010
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (a blend of ground cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree1DSC_0017
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups peeled, cored and chopped applesDSC_0047
For the Streusel:
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons butter
Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.DSC_0034
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt.DSC_0014 DSC_0015 DSC_0016 DSC_0023 DSC_0011
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the eggs, pumpkin puree and oil.DSC_0035 DSC_0037 DSC_0038 DSC_0043
  4. Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just to moisten.DSC_0050
  5. Fold in the chopped apples.DSC_0051 DSC_0052
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. I use an ice-cream scoop to do this.DSC_0056
  7. Now for the streusel: 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.DSC_0059
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  8. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.DSC_0073 DSC_0086

Hope you enjoy this recipe. Have to rush now so signing off! See you with much more!

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