Pumpkin and Apple Muffins Recipe

| October 1, 2013

Pumpkins will be out in force over the coming weeks as Halloween approaches. My family loves eating pumpkin. We find this versatile orange fleshed vegetable delicious in soups, pasta, rice, salads, baking and as a sweet roasted vegetable.

pumpkin and apple muffins

My Pumpkin and Apple Muffins

Pumpkin is highly nutritious and contains the antioxidant beta-carotene and vitamin C.

The sweet flavour of pumpkin is perfect when weaning your baby and pumpkin puree can be given to babies from the age of 6 months. Pumpkin was one of the first vegetables my baby tried and it has remained a firm favourite.

Now that the weather is cooler you might like to try a quick and easy recipe for Pumpkin and Apple Muffins. In this recipe the pumpkin, apple and raisins have a natural sweetness and the cinnamon provides a hint of warm spice to the muffins.

Makes 12 muffins.

Pumpkin and Apple Muffins

  • 2 cups Self-Raising Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 cup pureed Pumpkin (I used Butternut Squash)
  • 1 grated Apple
  • 1/3 cup Raisins

1. Peel and cut the pumpkin into cubes. Boil until the flesh is tender when pierced with a knife. Drain. Puree the pumpkin in a food processor, with a hand blender or by hand.

2. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin or line with paper muffin cases.

3. Wash and grate the apple.

4. Add the vegetable oil to the pureed pumpkin, grated apple and raisins. Stir through until just blended.

5. Add the eggs and mix well.

6. Gently stir in the cinnamon and flour.

7. Bake at 180 C for 20 to 25 minutes or until a cake skewer inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

8. Leave the muffins to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes.

These Pumpkin and Apple muffins are great for the family to enjoy at breakfast time or as a tasty snack during the day.

Mummy and Me MagazineLydia Oliver – Nutritional Advisor Only Best For Baby

This article was published in the October 2013 edition of Mummy and Me Magazine

I offer one to one nutrition programmes for breastfeeding, post pregnancy weight loss, weaning advice, weight management and health. Contact me.

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  1. This sounds like a lovely seasonal bake, a good one for Hallowean!

    • Lydia says:

      Even the amazing colour of these muffins is perfect for Halloween, they’re a vibrant orange from the incredible pigment in the pumpkin 🙂

  2. HonestMum says:

    Oh wow, love the sound of these, so Autumnal-will have to try these for me-I mean Alexander! x

  3. Mandy says:

    Love the sound of these and perfect for sneaking some fruit and veg into unwilling little ones. Am going to pick up a load of butternut squashes from my dad tomorrow so will try making them with this. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lydia says:

      Great! Let me know how you get on and if you were successful in sneaking in some fruit and veg for the little ones 🙂 My toddler LOVED them! x

  4. do you know i have never cooked pumpkin before think its time i did xx

  5. Alison says:

    Great idea, I am always stuck for things to do with pumpkin

  6. I love Butternut Squash, not baked with it yet, but your muffins look so good I must try!

  7. Oana79 says:

    Oh, a healthy, seasonal muffin recipe, definitely a winner!

  8. I think I would have these for breakfast!! #recipeoftheweek

  9. Natalie says:

    Pumpkin in muffins? Now THAT is a recipe I would love to try. Thank you!

  10. These look delicious, great for the season. And well done on being published in Mummy and Me Magazine!

    Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek. I’ve Pinned and Stumbled this post, and there’s a new #recipeoftheweek linky just gone live. I’d love you to pop over and join in again with another fab recipe post 🙂

    • Lydia says:

      Thanks Emily 🙂 I write each month for Mummy and Me Magazine about weaning, nutrition and food. I really enjoy sharing my foodie ideas x