The muffins I am sharing today contain a good amount of sugar but they are also chock full of fruit, veggies and nuts so are better than a bowl of sugary cereal. They taste better than cereal too so your kids won't balk about eating breakfast. They also make a great afternoon snack to stave of the hangries before dinner. You know the hangries...that anger people get when they allow their blood sugar to drop because they haven't eaten in 4 or 5 hours.
I adapted this recipe from one found on the Land o Lakes website. I substituted a pear for one of the apples, zucchini for the carrots, pepitas for the nuts and dried cranberries for the dried cherries. I pretty much made it my own but I did get the original idea from this recipe.
Muffins are so quick and easy to put together that you can squeeze in making them between showering and leaving for work, or between television programs or before you do the dishes so they can bake while you clean. You get the idea. Anywhere you find a free half an hour.
Simply combine your dry ingredients.
Stir in your add ins.
Add the wet ingredients.
Stir just until moistened.
Scoop into tins lined with papers or treated with baking spray.
Pop them into the oven for 18-20 minutes.
Fall Harvest Muffins
inspired by Land O Lakes
1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. old fashioned oats
1 T. cinnamon
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 med. apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4" dice
1 med. pear, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4" dice
1 1/2 c. grated zucchini
3/4 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/2 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. applesauce
2 t. vanilla
Combine flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon, soda and salt in a large bowl. Add apple, pear, zucchini, cranberries and pepitas to flour mixture. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, eggs, applesauce and vanilla. Pour over dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Place 1/4 c. batter into each of 18 muffin tins that have been lined with paper or treated with baking spray. Bake in a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted in the center of a muffin removes cleanly. Print Recipe
More Monday Muffins
- Cheese and Garlic Muffins from Making Miracles
- Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffins from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Fall Harvest Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins from Palatable Pastime
- Purple Sweet Potato Muffins from Farm Fresh Feasts
- Spicy Chicken Salad Muffins from Food Lust People Love
#MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins. You can see all our of lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board.
Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday, can be found on our home page.