Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins!!

Happy Halloween!!

I love Halloween! When I was little my mom always stayed behind and handed out candy while my dad used to take us around the neighborhood Trick or Treating. I have about 3 specific memories of Halloween in my youth.

First one was when we first moved to Indiana. I was 6 years old and I wanted to be a ladybug. So, my mom helped me cut a circle out of one of the moving boxes and we colored it red with black spots! I wore black leggings with a long sleeved turtleneck shirt and then we strapped the ladybug circle on my back with some string! I received so many compliments!

Then the year I told my mom and dad that I could go trick or treating by myself. I was probably about 11 and it was also probably the last year I went until…

I was about 15 and a friend and I decided that we wanted to go trick or treating. I used to baby-sit for this kid across the street so we “borrowed” him to go trick or treating! He was an only child and I think his parents were a little relieved that they didn't have to take him!

Now I get to make Halloween memories with my girls! I started this morning by making them Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins! I took the recipe off the label of Libby’s Pumpkin puree tin. As it’s American it’s in oz, but I will add the grams for all of you! Enjoy!!

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

11oz/311g plain flour
14oz/397g granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cloves
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
8oz/227g Libby’s Solid Pack Pumpkin
7 tbsp vegetable oil
2 peeled, finely chopped apples

Preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas4. Line a muffin tin and ½ of a second if you have two. In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients. In another bowl mix together the eggs, pumpkin, and oil. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened. Fold in apples. Then using an ice cream scoop fill each paper cup. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the batter (recipe below) Then bake for 40-45 minutes in the preheated oven.

Streusel topping:

2 tablespoons plain flour
2oz/50g caster sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
4 tsp/19g butter

Mix the flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Then between your fingers rub the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs!

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!!

notes: Day 4 of Apple Week! US to UK LadyBug = LadyBird. Libby’s Solid Pack Pumpkin can be found at Waitrose and other novelty stores! 

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