Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

After graduate school, I spent a year living in Fort Bragg on California’s Mendocino Coast where the Laurel Street Deli & Bakery enticed the locals with the most amazing homemade muffins. Twenty years later, I still have fantasies about their rich, moist flavorful Pumpkin Apple Streusel muffins. Here’s a recipe that comes close but if you want the real thing, you’ll need to head up to Fort Bragg. It’s worth the trip, especially around the holidays!

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (or 2 sp cinnamon, 1/2 sp ginger & 1/2 tsp nutmeg)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canned organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups peeled, finely chopped GALA or FUJI apple

Streusel Topping

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons cold butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Streusel Mix 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. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

By | 2018-03-26T20:36:55+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Baked Goods, Breakfast, Fall Recipes|Comments Off on Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

About the Author:

Jill Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. She is the editor of the IC Chef Cookbook (2015) and serves as editor of the IC Optimist quarterly magazine. She spends the majority of her time developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app! My Google Profile+