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pumpkin banana muffins with apples and cinnamon

Pumpkin banana muffins with apples and cinnamon

Pumpkin Banana Apple Muffins with Apples and Cinnamon - delicious low-fat Fall treat.  Made with pumpkin puree, mashed ripe banana, diced apples, Greek yogurt, cinnamon, and vanilla.  Perfect for breakfast, lunch snack, or dessert.  Only 2 oz of butter are used to make 12 regular size muffins.  The rest of butter is replaced with Greek yogurt and mashed bananas.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 222 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 2 oz unsalted butter (4 tablespoons butter), very soft, room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas , very ripe, mashed
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour , sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups apples , sliced into chunks, or about 2 medium size apples (cored), or 1 large size apple (cored)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. 

  2. In a medium bowl, using electric mixer, beat 4 tablespoons of butter and 1 cup of white sugar on high speed for 1 minute until well-combined. You will get coarse looking mixture (not creamy).

  3. Add 2 eggs to the butter-sugar mixture and continue beating for another minute until very creamy and very smooth.
  4. Add mashed bananas, Greek yogurt, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar-eggs mixture, and continue beating, using electric mixer, until well combined – for about another minute.
  5. In a separate medium bowl, combine sifted flour (do not overpack the flour, when measuring it using measuring cups!), baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix until well combined.
  6. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients, and mix, using large spoon, just until combined. DO NOT OVERMIX. If there are lumps – they will work themselves out during baking. Fold in apple chunks.
  7. Place the muffin cup liners into the muffin pan. No need to grease the pan or muffin cup liners. Fill muffin liners 3/4 full. Bake for about 25 minutes. Cool on a rack for a little bit, then remove pumpkin banana muffins from the pan and let them cool some more.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin banana muffins with apples and cinnamon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Potassium 191mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 21g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 35.4%
Vitamin C 3.8%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.