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Whenever there’s a seasonal item at Trader Joe’s like pumpkin puree, I get so excited that I lose control and end up buying at least 10 cans of it. Individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes, Pumpkin MilkshakesPumpkin Seed CookiesPumpkin Waffles….those are a few of the things I love to make with pumpkin puree, just to give you a hint of my obsession with it.

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In general, I try not to eat a lot of canned foods, but if there’s one thing that is simply easier and tastier to get from a can, it’s pumpkin puree. Roasting and pureeing an entire pumpkin, is a time consuming task that I don’t recommend doing, especially when their are a couple of very good canned brands out there. As you now know, I love making my arsenal of Vitamin A packed pumpkin recipes, but it’s always a fun challenge for me to come up with new ones. When these Pumpkin Apple Muffins came out of my oven, the entire kitchen was filled with the delicious smells of cinnamon and spice. The first bite of a muffin was even better though, especially when spread with a spoonful of weelicious Pumpkin Butter.

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So go out, get some canned pumpkin and get into the pumpkin spirit. I’m not saying you have to go crazy like me, but no matter what you make — especially this time of year — pumpkin makes everything taste more special!


Pumpkin Apple Muffins

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Servings: 2 muffins
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the first 7 ingredients in a bowl and mix. Toss the grated apples in the dry mixture to coat. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Grease muffin tins or line them with muffin cups and fill each cup 3/4 full with the batter.
  • Bake for 20 minutes (12-14 minutes for regular size muffins) or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 240mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I made these for my daughters morning preschool class on her birthday, great subsitution for cupcakes.

  2. Big hit in our house this week! The kids keep asking for them for breakfast, lunch and snacks. 🙂 We’re making another batch today.

  3. I made mini muffins and they turned out nice and moist. I don’t think however, that they have very much flavor. I couldn’t taste the apple, and the pumpkin and spice flavor isn’t very pronounced. I made them for my 18 month old son though, so if he eats them happily, I will be thrilled. Next time I will definitely double the spices.

  4. Tried these for the first time today and they are delicious! Light and fluffy! Going on our favorites list along with banana apple muffins and sweet potato muffins.

  5. I made these today and at the last minute realized I didn’t have an apple. I shredded up two carrots instead and it worked well!! Yum

  6. i ALSO buy my canned pumpkin from trader joes, BY THE CASE!!! it was funny to hear someone else does it too!

  7. Would gluten free all purpose flour work as a substitute for both flours in the recipe? I would love to try these, but I am gluten sensitive!

  8. Would this recipe work with gluten-free all-purpose flour instead of the regular all-purpose and whole wheat flours? This muffin recipe sounds delicious!

  9. We made these tonight. My daughter ate 2 and then half of a third. I would say they are a hit!

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