Apple Pumpkin Muffins

Apple Pumpkin Muffins

Friday mornings we have a prayer time with the female faculty in my department.  Because I am running into the meeting from teaching one 70-minute class, and running out 30 minutes later to teach another 70-minuter, I always am sneaking a second breakfast during that window.

Last week, I had a flash of brilliance: rather than eat in front of my colleagues, why don’t I bring something to share with them?  Brilliant, I know.

These muffins were just the answer.

Combining my two loves of fall – sweet potatoes ( i.e., pumpkin ) and apples - into a yummy muffin.


  • 1 2/3 C white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • Pinch of ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 C sweet potato puree {or pumpkin}
  • 1/2 C applesauce {unsweetened}
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 C chopped, tart apples
Read the whole recipe on Finding Joy in My Kitchen