Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

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It can be hard getting up the mornings, especially a Monday, but what if you had something delicious waiting for you as a reward for getting up? Getting up has just gotten more exciting when these delectable autumnal muffins are waiting for you.

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Eating breakfast in the mornings is important, it refuel’s you after you night of fasting. You need something comforting and nourishing. Pair this little pumpkin and apple laden muffin with a seasonally ripe apple and you’ve got yourself a fine little feast.

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It’s okay to treat yourself to a cakey, apple spiced streusel topped muffin for breakfast every now and again, especially if it’s a Monday. We all need something to kick-start our week when the prospect of another relaxing weekend seems so far away. These make great snacks too, you can pack one in your partner’s lunch box, your child’s lunch box ,not forgetting yourself too! Everyone can enjoy a sweet treat!

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These muffins are made up of fresh, seasonal Cox’s apples as well as pumpkin puree and a hefty dose of apple pie spice. A mixture of caster sugar and light brown muscovado sugar is also used. I love to use muscovado sugar at this time of year. It adds a lovely treacle flavour to whatever your adding it to. Spelt flour was my flour of choice. I love this nutty grain, it can be used instead of plain flour for most recipes.

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Before these hit he oven the smell from the batter will have your mouth watering, I was sure to snag one as soon as they came out of the oven. Bliss! I’ve eaten two since. Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins 6

Apples are one of my absolute favourite things about autumn, they hang in abundance from most tree’s and the sweet smell of these much-loved fruits always gets me in the mood for baking them into something. I’ve never paired them with pumpkin before and this won’t be the last. I love the contrast of the pumpkin flavoured crumb, streaked with apple pie spice and golden chunks of juicy yet firm apples.

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The crumb is very light and tender. Be sure not to over mix your batter, as soon as the flour has disappeared then stop. Mix any longer and you’ll end up with heavy, claggy muffins. Not what you want on a Monday morning, or any morning for that matter.

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A simple little buttery streusel graces the top of the batter. As it cools, it crisps up and becomes a spicy, sugary, crunchy topping. A perfect contrast to the fluffy interior.

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Bake up a batch of these one evening and you’ll make waking up a whole lot easier. Who could resist a comforting treat to start your day of with, you’ll be waking up bright eyed and ready for whatever the day throws at you.

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Yields – 18-21 Muffins

Ingredients

{muffin batter}

  • 300 grams (2 1/2 cups) White spelt flour
  • 200 grams (1 cup) Caster sugar
  • 200 grams (1 cup) Light brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons Apple pie spice
  • Pinch of Maldon sea salt
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 200 grams (1 cup) Pumpkin puree
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) Rapeseed oil
  • 210 grams (2 large apples) (2 cups) Cox’s Apples (peeled, cored and finely chopped)

{streusel}

  • 2 tablespoons White spelt flour
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) Light brown muscovado sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Apple pie spice
  • 55 grams (1/2 stick) Unsalted butter, at room temperature

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175C (350F) and line two, 12 cup muffin tins with muffin liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the spelt flour, caster sugar, light brown sugar, baking powder, apple pie spice and the salt.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree and rapeseed oil. Add this to your dry ingredients and stir using a spatula until most of the flour has just disappeared. Add your apple chunks and continue to stir until all the flour has just disappeared.
  4. Spoon into your muffin cases filling 2/3 of the way full.
  5. To make the streusel, place all the ingredients in small bowl and rub with your finger tips until it comes together then drop little pieces on top of your batter. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tins on a wire rack.

Notes

* Recipe adapted from Prairie Home Breads – Judith Fertig

* Store in a cake tin with a tight fitting lid for up to 3 days.

* Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

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