Monday, February 13, 2012

Pumpkin apple muffins

I wish I could say that I made up this recipe but I can say I ALTERED it and made it even better and lets just pretend healthier.
This is suppose to have a strussel topping. I leave it off because it requires butter and I haven't experimented enough yet to dare try something in its place.
I have taken these to several different occasions and as far as I have been informed have been quite enjoyed. They also stay good for more than same day which is quite awesome considering if you know me I am a huge bread and pastry snob. I won't touch one that is a day old. I will touch and even enjoy these next day. Here is the recipe, really they are so worth it and the batter is quite stiff and should be.


2 1/2 cups of flour (I have tried 1/3 rice to 2/3 whole wheat, was terrific)
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp pumpkin spice
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs (I use 2 tbsp flaxseed and 6 tbsp warm water and let it sit for a few minutes)
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup oil
2 cup apples (I mix 1 cup of the sugar with the apples)


2 tbsp flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp butter

1. Preheat oven to 350* line 18 muffin tin cups
2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, then mix together wet in another bowl
3. Stir together dry and wet ingredients until just moistened. I go around in a circle with a rubber scraper, gentleness is a key, you don't want to make as little gluten as possible.
4. Put in the muffin tin. I use an ice cream scoop so that each one is uniform.
5. Combine strussel ingredients and place on top of muffin mixture.
6. Bake 35 to 40 minutes until tooth pick comes out clean.

I really should start taking pictures. Enjoy completely, they are so delicious.


Michele said...

Sounds yummy! My sister's kids have allergies, butter is one thing on their list of no-no's. She uses something called Nucoa, which you can find in the butter section at the supermarket. It works great for them as a replacement.

Di Regolo Family said...

Michele, we have tried Nucoa, I can't remember what my problem with it was. I think it is just my complete bias again margarine. I will look at it again. My kids really enjoy just jams and honey on their breads.
I actually took some of these to your house a week or so ago.

Michele said...

After I wrote my comment I realized those were probably the muffins you brought us. They were yummy! Thanks!