Pumpkin Apple Muffins

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These Pumpkin Apple Muffins are Fall all the way!  What’s even better is they have streusel topping and a cream cheese coating!

Pumpkin Apple Muffins | www.cookiesandcups.comI have to tell you that my life has been hectic lately.

Of course the kids are back in school, which should free my days up to bake and blah blah…

But for some reason I haven’t had anytime for blah blah OR baking.


Life has decided to buffet-style gorge my days lately and I find my self wishing for lazy/non-lazy days of summer.  Gasp!


I create my own misfortune, though…

I mean, starting a new recipe 20 minutes before the school bus arrives, only to find you have no eggs…well, don’t come to me when you need proper decision making assistance.


Anyhow, I got around to making half of the muffins, running out the door to after school activities.


By the time I got home the sun was down, leaving me with mediocre lighting to photograph the dang muffins that ruled my afternoon.

All for you invisible internet friends.


So please, forgive the photos this time around, but know these Pumpkin Apple Muffins were made with love and tears.


And also, I am fully aware that my life’s complaints involve muffins and soccer practice.  I fully understand the absurdity.

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Here the deal with these…I named them Pumpkin Apple Muffins, but what they really are is Pumpkin Apple Cream Cheese Streusel Muffins.


It’s a mouthful, so I just shortened it.  Sorry to be so confusing.

BUT what I did do was make 3 variations of these..so if you don’t like, say, cream cheese..no worries..skip that step!

If you are an alien and you don’t like streusel, no worries, move on!

Would rather no apples?  Easy.

Streusel, no cream cheese…also totally do-able.

Like a naked muffin?  Knock yourself out.


So basically this is a “Choose Your Own Adventure Muffin”.

I’m a good time, man.


Let hit the details.

Whisk the dry…

Pumpkin Apple Muffins | www.cookiesandcups.comMix in the wet…

Pumpkin Apple Muffins | www.cookiesandcups.comFold in your apples…

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Ahhh, batter!Pumpkin Apple Muffins | www.cookiesandcups.comPlop that in your muffin tin…

Pumpkin Apple Muffins | www.cookiesandcups.comDollop on the cream cheese…only if you want, remember?

Pumpkin Apple Muffins | www.cookiesandcups.comMake you streusel…

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Again, only if you’re feeling streusely…Pumpkin Apple Muffins | www.cookiesandcups.com

On the right is a cream cheese, no streusel.  On the left you have a streusel no cream cheese…Pumpkin Apple Muffins | www.cookiesandcups.com

But as for me…I’m a pumpkin, apple, cream cheese, streusel girl.  Oh yeah, and of course a little glaze on top.

A minimalist, I am not.Pumpkin Apple Muffins | www.cookiesandcups.com


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Pumpkin Apple Muffins
makes 18 muffins
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups chopped apples, peeled
Cream Cheese layer:
  • 6 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 Tbsp cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • *Glaze (optional)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a muffin pan with liners, or spray pan with cooking spray
  3. Prepare muffin batter by whisking together flour, granulated sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt.
  4. In another bowl mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil. Mix these wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients until incorporated.
  5. Stir in chopped apples.
  6. Fill muffin cups ⅔ full.
Cream Cheese Mixture:
  1. In mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, milk and vanilla together until smooth. Place a heaping teaspoon of mixture on top of pumpkin batter.
  2. Streusel:
  3. Using a fork or pastry cutter, combine all ingredients until they form a coarse crumb. Sprinkle evenly over all the muffins.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Drizzle with glaze if desired (just mix powdered sugar and milk together until smooth)


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Averie @ Averie Cooks

I made pumpkin muffins last week, apple this week, but they cannot hold a candle to these babies! That FILLING layer. And the streusel. Shelly, so yummy! Pinned!


These look so good! Pumpkin and apple and streusel! That is one awesome muffin! It’s loaded!

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

Just made pumpkin muffins and apple cupcakes, love that you combined them and cc, glaze and streusel?! Hello.. amazing!!

Belinda @themoonblushbaker

The funny thing is that pumpkin season is ending in Australia, so I have bunch of pumpkin to now use up!

These look great with the topping!


OMG, I’m drooling. But can these be made with gluten free flour or whole wheat flour? Want my whole family to enjoy these.


Love these muffins! Perfect fall!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

Mmmm…these look good! Apple and Pumpkin?? Yes, totally!! 🙂

Holiday Baker Man

Just Scrummy!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

I just love the huge chunks of apples in this! And that streusel topping? Yes please! That’s what I’ll pick off and eat first!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

Oo nice pumpkin and apple all in one!

Jen @ Fresh from the...

Oh my goodness, those look soooo good! I can’t even imagine taking out the cream cheese or streusel!! I’ll definitely have to try these soon!


The cream cheese layer does it for me. So good.

Annie @ Annie

Mmm I love me some streusel muffins! And I’ve only just started baking with pumpkin and have fallen in love, so can’t wait to try it with apple! 🙂


I feel streusely and cream cheesy! I will be making these this weekend.


I am going out now to get some canned pumpkin and cream cheese so I can make these. Something tells me they are very filling!

Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

These muffins are fall breakfast perfection, sign me up!

Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

Pumpkin AND apples in one baked good? You’ve made my Fall dreams come true!


How can turn down anything with a streusel topping!??!! These look so good!


We are muffin twins today!! I love it. And I love your pumpkin addition. And your streusel. And choose your own adventures. Why aren’t more baking recipes like that?

Jacqueline Gumataotao
Jacqueline Gumataotao

Hi my name is jackie i am deaf that my favorite cookie .
Send me cookie book ok

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

This is straight up fall in a muffin. LOVE!

Coco in the Kitchen

These are healthy.
Eat more of them.

That’s MY plan.

wanda ll

Could you test you print out shortcut? Maybe make the size of text one size smaller so it all fits on one page instead of 2 pages with last page with one line. Just and idea. Saves paper and space fr all us out here.

Erin | The Emerging Foodie

Wow! Talk about beautiful flavors of fall! These look delicious! Streusel may be one of the most delicious flavors known to humankind. Putting these on my “to make” list! 🙂

Kristin @ Bake Something

Don’t worry you’ll eventually get time. These sound amazing and I think I would be a pumpkin, apple, cream cheese, streusel gal as well.

Cate @ Chez CateyLou

These look so good!! Def need the cream cheese and the streusal!! I hate when I’m going to bake and realize I’m out of an ingredient – so frustrating! your pictures turned out great though 🙂

Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion

Really !!!, this is for real? Love all these flavors, can’t wait to try it!!

Beth @ bethcakes

I pretty sure these have all the things I love. Perfect for fall!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

I love you for adding a cream cheese layer. It’s like everything delicious about fall in one muffin, but also: cheesecake! Yum!

Tracy | Pale Yellow

Yay to all the fall flavors in one muffin! These look lovely!


this may be a dumb question, but can this just be made as a full coffee cake instead of splitting into cupcakes?


Made them just now! LOVE THEM!! They are Perrrrrrfect!!! 🙂 THANK YOU! 🙂


THIS has everything Fall in it! Looking through your pictures, I can basically smell these delicious muffins! Also, there have been times where I would start a recipe and realized I ran out of eggs, or butter, or sugar. It`s terrible! LOL.


I just made these without the cream cheese and they’re indeed “incredible!” Had nothing but rave reviews from friends and family after devouring the whole batch. 🙂


Wonderful recipe! I made these last weekend in mini-loaf pans and today I have muffins in the oven as I type. I made the cream cheese version (no streusel fans in my house) and they were a big hit.