Maybe I’m imagining things, but I think it’s been a wee bit cooler here these past couple of days… as in, I had to put on a sweater whilst working in my air-conditioned kitchen! But hey, I’ll take what I can get, and go ahead and call it “fall.”.
Fall is my favourite season, you know. It must have something to do with the apples, which, if you really pressed me on it, would have to be my choice in the “if-you-could-only-eat-one-fruit-for-the-rest-of-your-life” game. Not that I would ever want to play this game… it’s just representative of how much I like apples. They’re perfect to me: beautiful, crunchy, sweet, noisy, juicy, portable, and they go in everything.
Like these muffins! I’ve been making these little babies since before my “health revolution”… and I actually haven’t changed the recipe much since. That’s pretty amazing, knowing me. Even my Ma would be impressed with them. They’re vegan, use no oil, are refined sugar-free, and can be gluten free if you use certified gluten-free oats to make your oat flour. They also contain a full half-cup of flax seed, a whole apple and carrot, & a quarter cup of walnuts, making them full of fiber (4 grams per muffin!) and naturally sweet.
They’re perfect for breakfast on the go, snacks anytime, and lunchbox treats. My kids even love them, and that’s saying a lot for a muffin that doesn’t have chocolate chips in it. So get your weekend baking going, and you’ll be rewarded with a little burst of fall in your kitchen, even if you’re still running your air-con.