Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

When I was in the middle of my POM Series of recipes using pomegranate juice, I had a request for recipe using pumpkin. I know I’ve been a little slow, but I have finally gotten around to a recipe using pumpkin AND apples! I started with the recipe for Pumpkin-Apple Muffins with Streusel Topping at allrecipes.com (a Taste of Home recipe).

These are moist and delicious, and I personally love the pumpkin and apple combination. In addition, the uses of apples in the recipe is like an invitation to replace some of the oil with applesauce.

My recipe:

2 1/2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 c. pumpkin
1/4 c. applesauce
1/4 c. oil
2 c. finely chopped peeled apples

In large bowl stir together all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl slightly beat eggs. Stir in pumpkin, applesauce, oil and apples. Stir into dry ingredients until just moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups ~3/4 full.

Bake for about 30 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven. Remove from oven and let cool.

Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

4 oz. cream cheese
2 Tbsp. butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat all ingredients until well blended. Spread on top of cooled muffins.

The muffins themselves have little fat in them, to make these healthier use reduced-fat or fat-free cream cheese if desired.

Advertisements
Comments
2 Responses to “Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting”
  1. Sook says:

    That frosting sounds delicious!

Trackbacks
Check out what others are saying...
  1. […] used a Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting that I have used in the past, you can find it in my Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting post from last […]



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: