Apple Carrot Muffins
If there’s a way to apple pick in moderation, I haven’t mastered it yet. Every year, my girlfriends and I embark on our annual orchard trip. Every year I promise myself I will walk away with fewer than 5 pounds of apples. Every year, I buy 10. Oops. Well, the more apples, the more Apple Carrot Muffins!
These moist, healthy breakfast muffins are made with wholesome ingredients like oatmeal and Greek yogurt, are filled with warm harvest spices, and are exactly the thing to do with the surplus of apples that’s blessing the grocery store (and my refrigerator) at this very moment.
When I’m making a fall-oriented recipe like Apple Carrot Muffins, I spend a lot of time thinking about aromas and spices: cinnamon, maple (or honey), and of course apple are all present here.
These Apple Carrot Muffins also reminded me of another critical component to any comforting recipe, texture. Call to mind the softness of a flannel shirt, the pleasant bumps on a nubby, wooly blanket, the crunch of leaves beneath your boots. Touch comes into play with our eating experiences too. (more…)
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