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Soft and tender pumpkin apple olive oil muffins are the perfect muffins to make for Fall! The robust olive oil with the fresh apples make for a delicious flavor combination! #pumpkinrecipes #applerecipes #pumpkinapple #pumpkin #muffinrecipe #fallflavor

Yay for pumpkin recipe season!

These pumpkin apple olive oil muffins are basically combining the best of Fall in one muffin.

I love apples and I love pumpkin so what better way than to combine them in a tender moist muffin?!

I love these muffins because the shredded apple is throughout the muffin so it’s in every bite.

The combination of pumpkin and apples together are classic Fall flavors but the robust olive oil in there makes it super moist but also gives it a fruity/nutty flavor.

Soft and tender pumpkin apple olive oil muffins are the perfect muffins to make for Fall! The robust olive oil with the fresh apples make for a delicious flavor combination! #pumpkinrecipes #applerecipes #pumpkinapple #pumpkin #muffinrecipe #fallflavor

What texture are these muffins?

They’re soft and tender.

They’re also incredibly moist thanks to olive oil and the shredded apples.

There is nothing better than breaking into a warm muffin and having it be soft and tender.

Dry and crumbly is such a disappointment.

How do you shred apples?

I don’t like having big chunks in my muffins so instead of dicing the apples, I shred them.

I did mine in a mini food processor with the shredding disc.

I cut off the sides of the apple around the core and then put it through the feed tube. Definitely don’t shove the core down there!

You can also do it with a box grater.

Just definitely stop once you get to the core, haha

Do you peel the apple?

You don’t have to because the shredding makes it all so fine anyway but if you don’t like the skin on the apple, then you can peel it beforehand.

Soft and tender pumpkin apple olive oil muffins are the perfect muffins to make for Fall! The robust olive oil with the fresh apples make for a delicious flavor combination! #pumpkinrecipes #applerecipes #pumpkinapple #pumpkin #muffinrecipe #fallflavor

What do the muffins taste like?

Pumpkin and apple, of course!

But they also have a hint of the fruitiness of the olive oil.

Can you taste the olive oil in the pumpkin apple muffins?

Yes.

It also depends on what kind of olive oil you use.

If you use a really good brand of olive oil (one that actually is olive oil — did you know most grocery store olive oils are fake? I learned about this several years ago and was really shocked) then you’ll be able to taste it.

If you use an olive oil that isn’t as high quality then you may taste more pumpkin and apple and not as much olive oil flavor.

Can you substitute for coconut oil?

Yes! The flavor combination would be just as great with coconut oil.

Soft and tender pumpkin apple olive oil muffins are the perfect muffins to make for Fall! The robust olive oil with the fresh apples make for a delicious flavor combination! #pumpkinrecipes #applerecipes #pumpkinapple #pumpkin #muffinrecipe #fallflavor

Can you use another kind of oil?

You could use vegetable oil if you don’t like the flavor of olive oil and coconut oil. Vegetable oil is more neutral in flavor.

I wouldn’t suggest using canola or flavored olive oils in this muffin.

Can you use butter?

Yep, you could. Just melt it and substitute it for the olive oil.

Can you make mini muffins with the batter?

Yes! The batter works just as well for mini muffins as they do for regular-sized muffins.

You’ll just have to adjust baking time.

Soft and tender pumpkin apple olive oil muffins are the perfect muffins to make for Fall! The robust olive oil with the fresh apples make for a delicious flavor combination! #pumpkinrecipes #applerecipes #pumpkinapple #pumpkin #muffinrecipe #fallflavor

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Pumpkin Apple Muffins

The perfect soft and tender muffins for Fall!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 12 -15 muffins
Calories: 291kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup shredded apples any variety
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with muffin liners. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, eggs, vanilla, olive oil, maple syrup, and honey.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • In batches, add the dry ingredients into the bowl with the liquid and gently fold the dry ingredients into the liquid, including folding in the shredded apples. Mix until just incorporated and no flour remnants remain. Don't overmix.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the center of the muffin comes out clean when a toothpick is inserted.
  • Let cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

If using melted coconut oil in place of the olive oil, make sure all the liquids are at room temperature otherwise the coconut oil will solidify when you mix it all together.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Apple Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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Diane

Saturday 15th of December 2018

Does the recipe stay the same if you swap out AP flour for gluten free?

Julie Wampler

Monday 17th of December 2018

yes, it would but i am not an experienced GF-baker so i can't say results will be the same; but baking steps and everything would remain the same.

Rissie

Tuesday 30th of October 2018

These are amazing! The perfect fall treat. My kids love them, my husband loves them. and I love them! Thank you for creating such amazing treats/quick breakfast ideas that don't contain dairy!

Sarah

Friday 26th of October 2018

I made these this morning with my 2 yr old. The batter made enough for 12 regular size muffins and 18 mini muffins! We are happy about that. Only thing I had to leave out was the honey (I have a 10m old and they can’t have honey until after 1yr) and they turned out PERFECT and DELICIOUS!

I just love how you basically Q&A all the things you think may come up regarding this recipe in your post. Your writing is great and I love your pictures too. My one suggestion would be to add “fold in shredded apple” to the fourth step because you know someone’s gonna be like “when do you put in the apple” lol!

Julie Wampler

Friday 26th of October 2018

Ahh I love that you made these!! Thank you (for your comment about my Q&A); over the years I've learned that it is best to write this way because otherwise I'd just be answering them in the comments and not very many read comments before they make the recipe! Also, I can't believe I forgot that step...I am glad you figured it out!! Haha, I went and edited the recipe b/c yes, you are 100% right...someone would've been asking!! XOXO have a great weekend!

Ines

Thursday 25th of October 2018

These look so good ! Apple pumpkin combo sounds delish!

Julie Wampler

Saturday 27th of October 2018

Thank you!