I love baking so when I had tried some apple pumpkin muffins on my holidays I knew I would be baking these beauties at home.
I'm not a big fan of pumpkin, only really liking it roasted or as a soup, so when the muffins first appeared at the breakfast table (on our Amish farm stay) and I was told what they were, I immediately turned my nose up and thought I wouldn't like them. It wasn't until another guest and Ruby said how delicious they were, that I gave one a try and yummy it was.
So this afternoon the girls & I thought we'd give them a try, a quick look on the internet and we found this recipe.
Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins
2 1/2 cups all purpose (plain) flour
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups peeled, cored finely chopped apple
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C) and prepare muffin tin.
2. In a large bowl place all your dry ingredients and mix well.
3. In a separate bowl mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil.
4. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture, stirring just enough to moisten. Do not over mix.
5. Gently fold in apples and spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
6. Topping - In a small bowl, mix together flour, sugar & cinnamon and rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
7. Sprinkle topping over muffin batter.
8. Bake in a preheated oven for 35-40 mins, or until a skewer inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
9. After allowing to cool, serve with a nice cup of tea and enjoy.
|Ruby spooning the mixture into the cases|
|Tilly sprinkling the topping onto the muffin mixture|
And of course I had my little helpers, helping out with the baking.
We halved the recipe as I didn't have much sugar left and we got 12 good sized muffins from it. Next time we make these, I'm going to experiment and use wholewheat flour, slightly less sugar and no topping (to make them a bit more healthy)
As the girls loved the muffins, they will be a firm favourite in our home and a great lunchbox treat too.
One last instruction - make a cup of tea/coffee, sit down and enjoy