I’ve been holding out on you a little bit.
You see, I recently started baking with Braxton more often. Its something we used to LOVE to do together all the time.
And then I had his little brother, and his little brother began taking up the little amount of time I had left.
Needless to say, baking took a backseat.
However this week, we’ve been pushing our sleeves back (hellur–its COLD in TN!) and preheating that oven. This week? Pumpkin Apple Muffins
Which by the way are HEAVEN! I cannot take full credit for these heavenly little morsels.
A couple months back I found a website called Weelicious. And I instantly fell in love. Its a website by a mom of 2 who believes in feeding her kids healthy but delicious foods.
Braxton loves chicken nuggets, tater tots, and pretty much anything bad for you. Catherine shows you how to make these foods, but better and healthier! Anyways, Im obsessed. I check it every day!
So the other day I decided to make the boys Pumpkin Apple Muffins and just see what they thought. They sat and ate almost the entire first batch in about 10 minutes. And would have kept going had I let them.
Its a super easy recipe and doesnt require a whole lot of work. I figured Id share it with you guys, being Halloween weekend and all.
Pumpkin Apple Muffins
1 1/3 cup All Purpose Flour
2/3 cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Pumpkin Spice (I used Pumpkin Pie Spice and it worked out fine!)
3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil or Canola Oil
1/2 cup Agave OR Honey
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
1 Medium Apple, Peeled and Grated (hint: I used apple sauce and just did two of the little snack size cups. It tasted the same as a grated apple!)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a bowl and mix
3. In a seperate bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together
4. Slowly add the flour mixture into the into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined
5. Grease muffin tins or line them with muffin cups and fill each cup 3/4 full with the batter
6. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
7. Serve (SO good when they are still a little warm. MMMMM!)
Now before you go all crazy on me about letting Cam sleep on his stomach let me tell you why.
When he was in the NICU the only way the nurses could get him to calm down on the nasal canulator and not pull it out was to put him on his belly. Well little stubborn boy learned to fall asleep like this and now thats the only way he will sleep unless he is in our arms. At night I prop him up on his boppy and he sleeps on his side. But during the day when Im right there, I let him sleep on his belly. His pediatrician and I have talked about it and she is confident in the fact that he is ok as long as its not for long periods of time.