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Apple Pie Muffins: Fall Foods!

I love to bake!! Fall brings out my need to bake, there is something about the cooler weather that always makes me want comfort food. I especially like to cook with fall ingredients so I love to find anything I can bake with apples and pumpkin, like these apple pie muffins. Lucky for me we live near apple country so I have access to lovely fresh-picked apples right from the farm.

We love taking the kids and enjoying a great day at the apple farm running around picking apples, laughing, and chatting with the kids. We have dinner at a restaurant in the town and we make it a slow-going enjoyable fall day.

When we come home we like to find ways to use the apples. We, of course, enjoy some in lunches and as snacks but we also cook a lot of them that weekend and can them for future use. I prep them for pies, and we make muffins. I really love this Apple Pie Muffins recipe. My kids enjoy eating them for breakfast, as a snack in their lunches, or as an afternoon snack. What I love best about the recipe is that I can alter it if I need too. We like to eat things with less sugar, so we substitute  half of the sugar with applesauce (which also gives it a moister/more apple taste!)

Apple pie muffins

Be sure to go check out Damn Delicious’ recipe now. It is the best we have tried so far! Be sure to check out the other amazing recipes when you are there!

Breakfast on the Run: Peanut Butter Banana White Chocolate Muffins

IMG_0815.PNGMornings have gotten pretty crazy around here. Now that school is back in sessions, everyone has homework that needs to be checked, shoes that need to be found, a special shirt that was supposed to be worn, practice after school so they need extra snacks and all their gear. It can drive a parent mad. We rush around so much in the mornings it sometimes surprises me that we eat at all. In fact, we are so crazed and busy that I sometimes don’t even care if everyone eats, as long as I get my coffee. No coffee no function, and everyone needs a momma that can function! I know I sound like a bad momma for not caring if they eat, I mean it’s not like they starve, they do nothing but eat. But seriously, I do feed my kids. In fact I just found a great new recipe from a fellow busy momma that will certainly save our mornings, and sanity.

Christi from LoveFromTheOven is here to save the day. This busy blogging mom does it all, cook, clean, craft, photograph, you name it she does it! She is even a fantastic baker. Which is great because I need a great new recipe. Her Peanut Butter Banana White Chocolate Muffin recipe sounds so good I actually wonder how it can be a breakfast food. But it is, and it is actually very healthy and will help your little ones start their day right.

This recipe is perfect for breakfast with the protein from the peanut butter, the good fats, the oats, and Greek yogurt it isn’t full of all those bad fats, sugars, and empty nutrients. I love it when something that looks and tastes so decadent is actually good for me, and my kids. So I am very happy and excited to get a large batch of these ready for us to grab and eat on the run. Not only are they good for us, they travel well. So don’t mine me when you pull up next to us at a stop light and you see me shoveling food into my mouth. It may look like I am eating calorie filled empty nutrient muffins, but actually I am scoring one for the team with a great new healthy muffin!

What You Will Need:

1 1/2 Cups White Whole Wheat Flour (all purpose would work as well)
1 cup Oats
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 large ripe bananas
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter (or No-Nut Butter if you have nut allergies)
1/2 cup melted butter
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2-1 cup white chocolate chips

Now head on over to LoveFromTheOven for the best muffin recipe you will ever see! Don’t forget to check out all of Christi’s other great recipes for breakfast on the run and even food for when you can actually sit at a table and eat! Enjoy!

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