Saturday, October 22, 2011

Apple/Pumpkin Muffins with Apple Caramel Streusel


Today’s treat was to be Pumpkin Bread but I had some apples left over that needed to be used.  So I combined a couple recipes to make these little bundles of yumminess!  Well I gotta say success!


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, lightly bean
  • 16 ounces canned unsweetened pumpkin
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 apples diced

Caramel Apples:

  • 4 apples diced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1. In saucepan, melt butter and add apples, sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Cook until apples are soft.
  3. Set aside.



  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 9 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  1. Into the bowl of a food processor, add flour and cooled nuts. Blend for 10-15 seconds.  Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. Add the sugars, oats, cinnamon, salt and pepper and combine. Slowly pour in the cooled, melted butter, using your hands or a fork to blend it into the dry mixture.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour muffin pans. Stir together sugar and oil. Stir in eggs and pumpkin.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl.
  4. Blend dry ingredients and water into wet mixture, alternating.
  5. Add chopped apples.
  6. Add caramel apples to bottom of the muffin pans and add pumpkin batter to top.
  7. Bake until done, toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and flip over.  If apples stick, remove with spoon.
  9. Cover with Streusel.
  10. Enjoy!!


This week has been a lot of fun and I hope you enjoyed the several Pumpkin recipes I’ve shared.  I certainly never knew you could use pumpkin in almost every type of dessert.  Along with the multiple desserts it has certainly been an eventful week.  You know, what with cutting a bit off my thumb and then breaking my toe, never a dull moment in our house!

Anyway, thanks for coming by and please continue to stop by and see what’s happening in our kitchen.

Tomorrow I’m going to show you what others from around the web are making with pumpkin that I’ve tagged as things to try.

Next week is my lazy week before the big Halloween holiday. I’ll have a couple of recipes from around here and the costumes I made for my kidlets, but I’ve also surfed the internet and picked out some amazing Halloween treats.  I’ll be bringing you some awesome cookies, cupcakes and cakes with a Halloween theme from some amazing bakers.  So come on back and see what the foodie world is doing to celebrate this holiday.

Thanks for looking!

Linking with:
Show & Tell Saturday
Sweets for a Saturday
Anything Goes Linky At Bacon Time
Muffin Monday
Joy of Desserts
Tasty Tuesday
Tea Party Tuesday
Get Your Craft On
Handmade Tuesdays


  1. Yum! Those look so good. Oh no about your thumb! I hope it's healing okay. Ouch!

  2. Those look and sound scrumptious! Great for this time of year! Thanks so much for linking them up at Muffin Monday!

  3. Sounds so good. Thank you for linking at Joy of Desserts. Come by and enter my giveaway if you get a chance. :-)

  4. I love the idea of flipping the muffins over and pouring the apple mixture on top with the streusel. The combination of apple with pumpkin sounds great. What a super dessert to end your pumpkin week. Thanks for cooking and baking it all and sharing it with us and hanging in with this project even after the cut finger and broken toe.

  5. these look delicious! I am featuring them on handmade features, come grab a button :) Thanks so much for linking up!