Stormy Stops and Fall Flavor Muffins

by Joanne on October 29, 2012

Everyone is in a panic due to the storm.  Some refer to the wicked weather system as “Frankenstorm”.  How appropriate considering it’s hitting the Northeast during Halloween.  We don’t anticipate too much damage around our home but who knows? There could be a tree that up roots or a creek that over flows.  If we have to vacate, I only hope where we end up welcomes dogs. Dog face 

My biggest issue with this storm at the moment is that it’s going to put the nix on my outdoor running.  If we lose power, the treadmill will be a no-go as well. This stormy stop to my running is not planned nor welcomed.  Valuable reminder:  flexibility is key.

If we are held up inside for a few days, we have these terrific, tasty little muffins to keep us happy.  Think of the flavors of Fall:  Pumpkin, Apples, Spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  All those wonderful flavors are added to these to-good-to-eat-just-one muffins. 

Dress them up for your Halloween party and watch them disappear.

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Makes 2 dozen

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  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. apple pie spice (or use pumpkin spice or your own mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and/or allspice)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 can canned pumpkin *you may use the entire can of pumpkin and leave out the banana and apple sauce if preferred
  • 1 large banana, over ripe
  • 4 oz. apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup canola oil

Preheat oven to 400 F. Line 24 muffin tins with liners or spray with non stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, soda, spice and salt.

In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar. Add the pumpkin, banana, and applesauce with the oil and continue to beat until blended. 

Mix the wet into the dry ingredients just until blended.

Pour into prepared tins and bake for 18 – 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

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  • At 2012.10.29 20:12, Lori said:

    Stay safe! We are expecting lots of wind up here and with all the trees, power outage is likely.

    This certainly puts the kibosh on biking for the week!

    • At 2012.10.30 00:24, Heide M. said:

      Muffins look fantastic. Hope you are doing okay in the storm.

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