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Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Caramelized Apple Chunks

Pumpkin. Caramelized Apples. One bowl. Healthy ingredients. Moist muffins. Need I say more?
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Sweet Thangs
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Author Brewing Happiness


  • 1 large honeycrisp apple, cubed (sub apple of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour (sub gluten free all purpose flour)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 4 tablespoons non dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted


  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. While the oven is heating, start by sautéing your apples: heat a skillet over medium heat with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Add your apple chunks to the hot pan, and season with cinnamon and vanilla extract. Saute for 2-3 minutes, just until they begin to get tender. Then take them off the heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together all of your dry ingredients (ie. ap flour, coconut sugar, flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice.)
  4. Once well mixed, add in your wet ingredients (ie. pumpkin puree, apple sauce, almond milk, coconut oil.).
  5. Finally, add in your sautéed apples and mix just until everything is incorporated. (You don't want to over mix.)
  6. Grease a muffin tray, and evenly divide the batter into 10-12 muffins.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes. Take the muffins out of the oven, and let sit IN THE MUFFIN TIN for 20 minutes.
  8. EAT UP!

Recipe Notes

*It's totally up to you to decide if you want to de-skin the apples or not - I didn't!