Pumpkin Muffins – THE Fall Muffin Recipe

What’s better than pumpkin muffins? Pumpkin-apple-streusel-muffins. You read that right.

This Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffin recipe is THE Fall recipe to end all Fall recipes.

 

Okay, this is THE ultimate fall muffin recipe.  One of my absolute favorite holiday go-tos.  Of all time. They are sweet, moist, dense, and topped with sugary, streusely goodness.

 

They also make great gifts if baked in loaf form though cooking times will vary. These types of lovely dense bread recipes tend to take a little longer for the centers to cook.

 

You know it’s good by how dirty the recipe page is.

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Now set that oven to 350 and get ready for . . .

 

Pumpkin Muffins

 

Pumpkin Apple Muffin Ingredients!

  • 2 1/2 cups Flour

    1 1/2 cups sugar

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1/2 teaspoon cloves

    1/2 teaspoon ginger

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    2 eggs, lightly beaten

    1 cup canned pumpkin

    1/2 cup of oil

    2 cups peeled and chopped apples

 

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Dry ingredients!

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Pumpkin egg, and oil! Remember, we’re pro mess around here.

 

And I used part coconut and part olive oil.

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Push past the gross looking stage.

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Until it’s beautiful mush.

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Now dump the mush in the dry stuff and mix until it’s all moistened.

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Now fold in the apples.

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Until it’s beautiful.

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Then fill your muffin pans.

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And set them aside to mix the streusel topping ingredients.

  • 2 teaspoons flour

    1/4 cup sugar

    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

    4 teaspoons butter

 

struessel stopping ingredients

 

Use cold butter, and a metal whisk or pastry cutter to combine the ingredients until it resembles pea sized chunks.

 

Now, I made the mistake of getting out 4 tablespoons instead of teaspoons. Which forced me to add a lot more sugar and flour and cinnamon to make it crumble instead of mush.

 

I refuse to see this as a bad thing.

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Now sprinkle on top and put in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes for regular sized muffins.

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Ooh and Ahh.

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Cool on racks.

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Be thankful for taste-testable failures.

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And grateful for crusty streusel topped successes.

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-Jessica

Pumpkin Cookies – Generously Drizzled

Pumpkin Cookies may be the breath of fresh fall air that you need this year. Yes, we love our pumpkin pies, and lattes, and muffins, but sometimes you just need to break out of the pumpkin box and try new pumpkin recipes. Because pumpkin.

Pumpkin Cookies

 

And today I have a good one for you. Pumpkin cookies with delicious, drizzly icing on top.

 

Pumpkin Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups flour

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    2 teaspoons cinnamon

    1/2 teaspoon cloves

    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1 Cup of canned pumpkin

    1 1/2 cups sugar

    1/2 cup butter

    1 egg

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

pumpkin cookie ingredients

 

As usual, churn that butter and sugar first. I used 1 cup instead of 1 1/2 cups sugar.

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Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. In the end, I added extra pumpkin, maybe 1/2 cup more than the recipe called for? I like to live dangerously.

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Mix the dry ingredients together. And add to the wet.

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Then drop by rounded teaspoon fulls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10ish minutes at 350, yadda yadda yadda.

 

Step on any Two Year Old that gets in your way.

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Now, while those are baking get out chyo powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk.

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Add a touch of vanilla and then the milk by tablespoonfuls until it’s drizzlific.

cookie glaze

 

Now retrieve your confiscated oven mitt so’s you can remove the last of your cookies from the oven.

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After they’ve cooled, get to drizzlin’.

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Drizzle liberally.

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Behold the beauty of the magical drizzling.

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Call dibs.

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Quickly, before the wild things come!

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Oh yeah, and then, um….share.

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And then hide the magical iced pumpkin cookies in a rully secret place, to prevent pumpkin thievery.

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These are a very cakey, high moisture cookie. So don’t put them in an air tight container or they’ll turn to moistury mush.

 

And don’t fall for the puppy dog routine when the wild things want seconds.

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They’re scavengers at heart. They’ll be fine. :)

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Pumpkin Cookies

-Jessica