Let me introduce you to one of my new favourite muffins… Applesauce pumpkin muffin! Back in the spring we talked about adding two apple trees to our backyard.
With the shed construction and our fire pit having to be re-located a safe distance away from our shed it appears as we may have run out of time.
We spent our weekends visiting greenhouses and nurseries in our area planning and researching what we were looking for in a tree.
I had no idea that this would be such a process!
We want one big enough that they backyard will have shade
We never did get around to picking because there are so many beautiful apple trees its hard to chose the right one.
Honesty we still have a little bit of time before the snow flies to plant but this is Alberta,the weather around here is a fickle creature.
Almost like a menopausal woman. Now I don’t have any real experience with menopause but from what I have seen if you are “enjoying” your own tropical heatwave followed by the dead of winter you can understand the reference.
Saturday was beautiful!
I wore flip flops and shorts, and enjoyed the sun with out +25. Perfect day to take the kids to the corn maze.
Yesterday it was cold and snowy.
Granted the flakes melted before it hit the ground but snow in September?!?
Anyways,we won’t have any apples of our own this year but,we have been blessed with neighbors who like to share!
I had a laundry basket full of apples so I gave some away and I made a batch of these yummy
Applesauce Pumpkin muffins.
Seriously, these muffins are delicious! They are moist, full of flavour so make sure you get one as soon as they have cooled or they will be gone before the dishes are dried.
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 large egg whites + one yolk, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp + 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 3/4 whole-wheat flour
- 1/4 brown sugar
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1. Preheat oven to 375F.
- Line muffin pan with paper or silicon liners or coat with cooking spray.
- 2. Combine oatmeal, pumpkin, applesauce, juice, eggs and oil.
- Mix until all ingredients are blended.
- 3. Measure and mix all dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and pour wet ingredients into dry.
- Add dried fruit if using.
- Mix all dry ingredients are just moistened.
- Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
- Apple juice can be substituted with milk.
I found this great recipe for Pumpkin Puree so if your looking for a healthier version then the canned stuff you can pick up at the grocery store make sure to give it a try!
It sure looks amazing! Have you tried a applesauce pumpkin muffin? What’s stopping you?