Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Streusel

Cinnamon-kissed pumpkin and apple are a match made in heaven in these tasty Pumpkin Apple Muffins! Each fluffy muffin is topped with a crumbly cinnamon sugar streusel and sweet vanilla glaze. AMAZING!

Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Streusel


They’re a jazz hands, spirit fingers, excessive exclamation points sort of ordeal.

When I set out to use up the last 1/2 cup of pumpkin from the jar (as well as the lone honey crisp apple on my counter) I had no idea I was in for such a treat!

How I went all these years without them I’ll never know. But now that I DO know, we’re making it rain pumpkin apple muffins up in here.

Get ready for it!

Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Streusel and Glaze

In order to get a bombshell combo of flavor from the pumpkin and the apples, we’re going to spice our muffins with pumpkin pie spice (yessssss please!) and finely chop the apples so there’s a nice burst of apple flavor in every bite.

Honestly the only thing I didn’t like about these muffins is that I had to share them, but since all the taste testers agree these bad boys rock, onto the blog they go!

Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Butter

Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Streusel Topping

This rockin’ recipe yields 9 large muffins (using a standard-sized 12-cup muffin pan) or 12 smaller muffins, just depending how high you fill each muffin cup.

For a tender muffin and to prevent sticking, I like to use parchment paper liners here. Though any paper liner will work.

Happy baking!

Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Streusel and Vanilla Glaze
5 from 4 votes

Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Streusel

Cinnamon-kissed pumpkin and apple are a match made in heaven in these tasty Pumpkin Apple Muffins! Each fluffy muffin is topped with a crumbly cinnamon sugar streusel and sweet vanilla glaze. AMAZING!

Course Bread, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Apple Muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 9 muffins
Calories 238 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 1 + 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (150 grams)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (150 grams)
  • 1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice blend
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled apples (I used honeycrisp)



  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp heavy cream or milk plus extra to thin the glaze
  • 2-3 drops pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 12-cup mufifn tray with 9 parchment paper liners.

  2. To make the streusel topping, combine sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Chop butter into small pieces and cut into sugar mixture until mixture resembles a mixture of coarse and small crumbs. (TIP: I typically use my hands for this step to really mix the cold butter through the streusel properly) LOVE streusel toppings? Feel free to double the batch and top your muffins with extra.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. Mix and set aside.

  4. Peel and core apple. Finely chop and set aside.

  5. In a large bowl, combine egg, pumpkin, and oil. Whisk with a fork until incorporated, then add flour mixture. Mix with a fork until just moistened. Batter will be THICK.

  6. Fold in chopped apples.

  7. Use a tablespoon to evenly spoon batter into muffin liners. Approx. 1 + 1/2 TBSP per muffin, or about 3/4 the way full. Sprinkle streusel on top.

  8. Bake on center rack for 28-32 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of a mufifn.

  9. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

  10. While your muffins cool, whisk together the optional vanilla glaze. Simply combine powdered sugar with milk/cream and whisk until desired consistency is reached. Flavor with vanilla, to taste, and drizzle over cooled muffins.

Recipe Notes

If you decide to make 12 smaller muffins, simply make a little extra streusel topping and check muffins for doneness earlier, as they’ll cook a bit quicker due to their smaller size.

Nutrition Facts below are estimated for muffins with streusel and icing using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Streusel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 143mg6%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 2172IU43%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try these pumpkin apple muffins, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Streusel and Vanilla Glaze

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  • Cheri

    When do you put the streusel topping on the muffins? Prior to baking?

    • Hi Cheri! Right before baking yes – I will adjust the recipe card. xoxo

  • Shadi Hasanzadenemati

    5 stars
    Love how easy this recipe is. It’s perfect for our family!

  • Natalie

    5 stars
    These muffins look delicious. I love added pumpkin spice. I have to give this recipe a try. Thanks!

    • So stoked for you to make them – thank you Natalie!

  • Cathy

    These look great! Do you think the recipe would work with applesauce in place of the oil? Or butter in place of oil?

    • Hi Cathy! I think you could absolutely experiment with those swaps, but can’t fully speak on the changes until I’ve tested them out. I do find that butter and oil are super interchangeable in muffin recipes and when I add applesauce I usually swap just a portion of the fat. So for instance, if you wanted to use butter and applesauce maybe try 3 TBSP butter and 1 TBSP applesauce to start? Happy baking!

  • Cassie

    5 stars
    I am usually not big on pumpkin flavored food but these were AMAZING. I can’t wait to make them for the fam. The vanilla glaze paired well the flavors of the muffins. Great recipe!

    • So glad y’all enjoyed them! Thanks for being my taste testers!

  • Fazia Boodhoo

    These look super delicious. Can I substitute the white sugar for brown? Definitely trying these today??

    • Hello Fazia! The texture and flavor will be a little different due to the molasses in the brown sugar but you can certainly give it a try! The sweetness will remain the same 🙂

  • Justine

    5 stars
    Love that apple pumpkin combo!! These muffins turned out delicious – I definitely was doing jazz hands after I popped that first bite in my mouth. ;P

    • So glad the recipe was a hit! Thanks Justine!

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