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Pumpkin applesauce muffins with pumpkin spice crumb
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Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Crumb Topping

Pumpkin applesauce muffins are so easy to make and are a guilt free fall breakfast treat. Topped with soft pumpkin spice crumb and melty chocolate!

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Neha


  • 1 ¼ Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 large Eggs
  • cup Apple Sauce
  • cup Flavorless Oil
  • Cup Sugar
  • 1 ⅔ Cups Flour (I used ½ white whole wheat pastry flour+½ Apf)
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • ¾ tsp Baking soda
  • ¼ tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ Cup Chocolate chips

For Crumb Topping

  • cup Flour
  • ½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 6 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) Melted Butter
  • cup Chocolate Chips
  • cup Pepita seeds


To prepare Pumpkin Spice Crumb Topping:

  • Mix flour, sugar, salt and pumpkin spice together. And pour butter over it. Add in chocolate chips and seeds.
  • Mix with a fork till crumbles form. Spread over muffin batter before baking.

for Pumpkin Muffins

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. And line a muffin tin with liners. Set aside.
  • 2. Beat the eggs, pumpkin, oil and applesauce together in the bowl of a mixer. Add sugar and blend well.
  • 3. Now sift .Add the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt over wet and fold only till the flour disappears. Mix in chocolate chips.
  • 4. Pour the batter (it will be thick) into prepared liners. Top with crumb topping and press it down lightly.
  • 5. Bake at 400 for about 15-17 minutes or till the muffin springs back when touched lightly in the center.
  • 6. Top with a few more chocolate chips for looks (optional, but hey! More chocolate chips!!!). Enjoy warm.


Left overs can be stored covered at room temp. tightly up to 2 days. In fridge for about 5 days.
For longer storage keep in an air tight container (to avoid freezer smells) up to 2 months.
Thaw overnight in refrigerator, or counter top for a few hours. Or re-heat in microwave for 20-30 sec.


Calories: 252kcal