Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 box of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter melted (or vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 can of fresh pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 honey crisp apple diced
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 heavy shakes of cinnamon
  • 2 shakes of nutmeg
  • 2 shakes of allspice
  • Oats optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and water until beaten. Slowly add in melted butter, continuing to whisk the mixture.
  3. Next, slowly add in a half can of pumpkin puree, whisking together until combined.
  4. Using a spatula, fold in your pumpkin bread mix until combined, being careful not to over work your dough.
  5. Add in your vanilla bean paste and spices. Finally folding in your diced apple.
  6. Fill each muffin tin 2/3 of the way full. Place in oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Top with oats, powdered sugar, or both; dealers choice.