Delicious Sugar Pumpkin Apple Muffin Recipe

Indulge in the delightful fusion of flavors with this exquisite Sugar Pumpkin Apple Muffin recipe. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a cozy afternoon treat, these muffins combine the earthy sweetness of sugar pumpkin with the tartness of fresh apples, creating a harmonious blend of seasonal ingredients. With a moist and tender crumb and a hint of warm spices, these muffins are sure to become a favorite in your baking repertoire.


Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 cup finely diced apple (peeled and cored)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or grease the cups with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients: pumpkin puree, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir gently until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps in the batter are fine.
  5. Fold in the diced apples and chopped nuts, if using, until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  8. Remove the muffin tin from the oven and let the muffins cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Serve the muffins warm or at room temperature, and enjoy the delicious combination of flavors and textures!

Tips for Success:

  • Use fresh, ripe apples for the best flavor and texture in your muffins. Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Fuji apples work well in this recipe.
  • If you prefer a sweeter muffin, you can increase the amount of sugar to 1 1/4 cups.
  • For a healthier twist, you can substitute part of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour or oat flour.
  • Store any leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze them for longer storage.


These Sugar Pumpkin Apple Muffins are a delightful way to celebrate the flavors of the season. With their tender crumb, warm spices, and bursts of apple sweetness, they are sure to become a new fall favorite in your home. Whether enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack, or as part of a festive brunch spread, these muffins are a delicious indulgence that captures the essence of autumn in every bite.