pumpkin apple streusel muffins

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Your mornings have just gotten better with these flavorful, moist and delectable Pumpkin Apple Streusel muffins. They are made with coconut oil, partially sweetened with honey, studded with chopped apples and topped with a lovely cinnamon streusel.

pumpkin apple streusel muffins

This recipe came about after baking this showstopping Pumpkin Cake Roll for our Canadian Thanksgiving and having extra pumpkin puree. Usually I find myself freezing any of the leftover pumpkin puree for a later use.

However, with a fridge drawer bursting at the seams with juicy and crispy Lobo apples, these pumpkin apple streusel muffins were screaming to be baked.

Feel free to use any baking apple of your choice in this recipe. Some rather excellent choices to consider are Cortland, Empire, McIntosh, and the Honeycrisp just to name a few.

pumpkin apple streusel muffins

I got really excited testing and retesting this recipe for you all! My kitchen was filled with the warm aromas of Fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. There is just something so comforting about them and they make want to cozy up next to the fireplace with a cup of tea in one hand and a pumpkin apple streusel muffin in the other.

pumpkin apple streusel muffins

It bears mentioning that these muffins are fairly easy to make and no special equipment is required! All you will need are two mixing bowls, one for the dry ingredients, the other for the wet ingredients and with a light hand when stirring.

A perfect recipe for beginners…so simple, easy and yet packed full of delicious flavors. I dare you to eat just one!

pumpkin apple streusel muffins

They were in fact quite difficult for me to resist, especially while taking photos as the intoxicating aromas permeated the air around me. Just one bite had me doing the happy dance in my kitchen! Pure bliss!

pumpkin apple streusel muffins

So go ahead, bake a batch or two and have your own happy dance!

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins
These moist and delectable Pumpkin Apple Streusel muffins are made with coconut oil, partially sweetened with honey and topped with a lovely cinnamon streusel.
Recipe type: Muffin
Serves: 18
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup honey
  • 5 tablespoons, melted coconut oil (cooled)
  • 1¼ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups peeled and diced apples (about 2 medium apples)
  • Streusel Topping
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter together in a small bowl. Using your hands, work the ingredients together till they resemble coarse crumbs. Refrigerate till ready to use.
  4. Grease 18 muffin cups or line with paper cups.
  5. In a large bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and salt.
  6. In a separate bowl combine the 2 large eggs, honey, coconut oil, pumpkin and whisk well.
  7. Stir the wet ingredients into the flour mixture just until all the ingredients are moistened.
  8. Stir the apples into the batter mixture.
  9. Spoon the muffin batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling up to ¾ full.
  10. Divide the streusal topping evenly over the muffins.
  11. Bake on the middle rack of preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the muffins are a golden brown and the tops spring back lightly to the touch.
  12. You can also insert a wooden skewer in the middle to test if the muffins are done. If the skewer comes out clean then the muffins are ready.



  1. Love to take a bite🙂.. absolute delicious

  2. Marisa you showed up in the WordPress Reader feed! 🙂 These muffins look wonderful. Might have to make these for the weekend. I’ve got company coming!

    • Hi Debbie, yes I showed up and am happy, happy…lol:) Reaching out to the happyness engineers worked! Hope it continues. The muffins are delicious, I will be making them again soon for my coworkers. Enjoy Debbie

  3. Pumpkin and apple go so well together. The muffins looks so tasty! 🙂

  4. Oh Marisa these babies look amazing. Look at all of those warm spices. Thank you for not making me wait for this recipe. It’s just perfect for Thanksgiving morning or any day with a great bowl of chili.

  5. The best combination of some of my favorite fall ingredients. These darlings would be wonderful when having overnight guests – or something special to wake up to on Thanksgiving morning.

  6. Hi Marisa
    These look wonderful and with the pumpkin harvest busting at the seams, there is going to be a need for spectacular recipes such as yours, wonderful muffins with that oh so crispy top and moist insides. Great job.

    • Pumpkin season is definitely upon us with so many different ways to utilize it from sweet to savory, so many choices….Thanks so much Loreto! 🙂

  7. These muffins look so yummy–I love that streusel topping, too!

  8. These look incredible! That would be a good morning… and I wish I was in your kitchen smelling all of those aromas!

  9. Such a perfect fall muffin! And I love that streusel topping!

  10. Dare us to have only one? Therein lies my problem with muffins, Marisa. If I bake them, I’ll eat them far too quickly to mention, They cannot cool quickly enough so that I can bag the survivors and take them to the freezer in the basement, out of sight. These that you made wouldn’t stand a chance. I can only imagine how good they must be when served warm with some butter nearby. Mmmm

    • Hi John, yes restraint was quite difficult especially when they came straight out of the oven with such wonderful aromas. I succumbed to at least three while I was taking photos but that will be our secret…lol 🙂

  11. We are spending Thanksgiving with our son this year and these would be nice to take for breakfast while we are there.

    • Hi Karen, you will love them and your family will appreciate it! I brought a batch in to work and my co-workers raved about them. They are super moist and so flavourful! Enjoy xxx

  12. Hi Marisa! These look mouth watering!! I love the addition of honey and coconut oil! Would it be possible to substitute half the flour with whole wheat? Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe. 🙂