Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Pumpkin Apple Muffins are the perfect combination of fall! Sweet, soft and topped with a buttery streusel, these are a FAVORITE!

Pumpkin Apple Muffins are Fall all the way!Ā  What’s even better is they have crumb topping and a sweet glaze. These are going to be a guaranteed favorite!

I have to tell you that my life has been hectic lately. Of course the kids are about to go back to school, which should free my days up to bake and blah blah…But the thing is, I haven’t actually been all that busy lately. WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?

Summer has officially eaten all my motivation. I keep telling myself, the day the boys get back on that school bus, I will be fully ready to reenter the land of productivity. Except actually, I made a massage appointment the day the kids go back to school. You know, to unwind from all the unwinding.


The second day of school will be my day. I can feel it.

Until then, I have decided to keep it simple around here. And for some reason, muffins always seem like an easy option. There is no frosting involved…you can eat them for breakfast OR dessert…

So here we are today. Pumpkin Apple Muffins. To get you back in the fall mood.

Pumpkin Apple Muffins are the perfect combination of fall! Sweet, soft and topped with a buttery streusel, these are a FAVORITE!

I love this recipe because it combines my two favorite fall things: pumpkin and apple. AND they are remarkably easy to throw together.

Whisk your dry ingredients. The usual guys are in here…

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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… I used a large scoop to portion the batter out. It’s an easy way to get the perfect amount!

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Make your crumb topping…

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And go a little heavy handed with it. The more crumb topping the better!Pumpkin Apple Muffins | www.cookiesandcups.com

Bake them up!

Pumpkin Apple Muffins are the perfect combination of fall! Sweet, soft and topped with a buttery streusel, these are a FAVORITE!

And of course add a little drizzle of icing.

Pumpkin Apple Muffins are the perfect combination of fall! Sweet, soft and topped with a buttery streusel, these are a FAVORITE!

I know you will love these as much as we do. MY kiddo who says he doesn’t like pumpkin LOVES these muffins!

Pumpkin Apple Muffins are the perfect combination of fall! Sweet, soft and topped with a buttery streusel, these are a FAVORITE!They’re soft, filled with apples and pumpkin spice, with the crunchy crumb topping and the sweet icing. SO GOOD!

*Note, this recipe (and photos) were updated from the original recipe I posted back in 2013. The original recipe included a cream cheese option, which I since omitted.


Pumpkin Apple Muffins

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  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 18 muffins


makes 18 muffins



  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups chopped apples, peeled

Crumb Topping:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 10 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small cubes


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350Ā°F. Line a muffin pan with liners, and set aside.
  2. Prepare muffin batter by whisking together flour, granulated sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and using a wooden spoon, or a rubber spatula, mix until incorporated and smooth.
  4. Stir in the chopped apples.
  5. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
  6. Crumb Topping:
  7. Using a fork or pastry cutter, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter until they form a coarse crumb. I like to begin with the pastry cutter, and then use my hands to combine. Liberally top the muffin batter with the crumb topping.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the tin and cool on a wire rack.


  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
  2. Drizzle the icing onto the cooled muffins.


store airtight for up to 3 days







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42 Comments on "Pumpkin Apple Muffins"

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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!! šŸ™‚

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! šŸ™‚


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! šŸ™‚

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 šŸ™‚

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!!! šŸ™‚ THANK YOU! šŸ™‚


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. šŸ™‚


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.


So many comments mentioned cream cheese! None in the recipe?


These would go down great with a pumpkin spice latte! Can’t wait to make them!


Outstanding!! I made these muffins today, followed the recipe. They are moist and delicious. Taking to the office, Iā€™m sure they will be gone in minutes. This one is a keeper. Thank you for the fabulous fall treat.

Alicia Merchant

I have made these before with the cream cheese layer and they were delicious! I can’t find the recipe that I had written down with the cream cheese layer, is there anyway I could get that from you? They turned out so good every time!


I have been making these muffin for years and I love them. I was so sad to see you took out the cream cheese part:(
Is it possible to get the original recipe?