Pumpkin, Apple and Banana Muffins

25 Mar 2016

Pumpkin, Apple and Banana Muffins

Pumpkin, apples and banana come together to make these incredibly moist and easy muffins! Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast.

Pumpkin, Apple and Banana Muffins


Over the years, I have become less and less of a morning person.

I am not sure what it is. Before, I could go to sleep at midnight and wake up 6 AM no problem. Now, it's a struggle for me to wake up in the morning to go to work. It's times like these when I need a better grab and go breakfast idea than a box of granola bars. This is where a good muffin recipe comes in.



Pumpkin, Apple and Banana Muffins


These muffins are filled with all the good stuff: pumpkin, apples and bananas. With so many fruits inside these muffins, I'm sure it can be classified as a breakfast recipe. Made a day before, they make a killer grab-and-go breakfast idea.

I love adding shredded apples in my baking: be it muffinsbanana bread or pancakes. It makes everything more moist and flavorful, and I always seem to have some extra apples in the fridge that need using. Which just makes baking with apples a win-win in my opinion.


Pumpkin, Apple and Banana Muffins


And I know that baking with pumpkin and apples at the beginning of Spring might be weird. Even though I am always behind on my seasonal baking, I think it might be a little premature to go out and buy Spring produce. I bought 1 lb of strawberries the other day, and they were completely tasteless. At least they were good to bake with (recipes will come soon!).

This recipe is definitely a keeper. Grabbing some of these flavorful muffins in the morning, as I dash through the door, beats eating a eating box of granola bars on my way to work any day.


Pumpkin, Apple and Banana Muffins



Pumpkin, Apple and Banana Muffins
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon paking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored and shredded

Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 muffin pans with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and white sugar. It should be crumbly.
  3. Add in the eggs one at a time, and mix until smooth and creamy.
  4. Mix in the bananas, yogurt, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract until fully combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. 
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until JUST combined. Not any more.
  7. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pans. It is best that you fill them a little over 3/4 full. 
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Adapted from Julia's Album




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16 comments:

  1. I have made banana and carrot bread before, so I can imagine that this combination also is delightful! :D They look deeeelicious :D
    Happy Easter :) x

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  2. 3 of my favorite quick breads in one!! Your muffins sound phenomenal!!

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  3. Happy Easter Cathleen Nee-)

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  4. Pumpkin, apple and banana - that sounds like a great combination to me!

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  5. I've never been a morning person :) If I were still working I'd definitely need a grab and go breakfast and these sound perfect for that!

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  6. I think you've got a lot of good things going on. By this time of year, I'm not so crazy about the apples I find in the store, but if I wouldn't eat them out of hand, I'm sure they'd be good in something like this muffin. I also like your idea of using shredded apples in things like this. It's probably pretty good for you. I don't take breakfast to work with me, but I do take lunch, and I have a feeling this would be better for me that my usual chocolate cake.

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  7. this muffin is good with a cup of coffee in the morning.

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  8. Yum! Three of my favorite muffins all in one - sounds perfect!

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  9. super delicious combo. YUMMY!

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  10. Sounds like something I'd love to have for breakfast too.

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  11. Yum! These look delicious! My boys are big-time banana bread fans, so I bet these muffins would be a huge hit. I love that you've managed to cram so many healthy fruits/veggies in there, too!

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  12. I'm with Blair- big fan of banana bread! Love this healthy deliciousness! Thanks for visiting, Kathleen :)

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  13. I'm with Blair- big fan of banana bread! Love this healthy deliciousness! Thanks for visiting, Kathleen :)

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  14. These muffins are so perfect, moist and delicious! How can it be any better than the combination of apple, pumpkin, and banana?!

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