My breakfasts vary with the seasons. In the winter, I like to eat hot oatmeal. In the spring, a piece or two of fruit. Summer, definitely cold cereal or overnight oats. But fall? Fall is the season of the muffin. Or pancakes, if I have time for pancakes. But muffins are basically pancakes in cup formation and I can grab one as I run out the door.
Anyone agree? Everyone? Good. Then it’s settled. Fall shall henceforth be called “Muffin Season” and everyone gets a big cozy sweater, XXXL cup of coffee, and a cuddly fire. #KellyForPresident <– I’d get a billion votes with that platform. In addition to Muffin Season, fall is actually apple season and I have roughly 80,000 apples courtesy of my parents’ trees. Naturally, muffins and apples had to collide with an explosion of autumny goodness.
These muffins are a little more moist than your standard muffin thanks to the chunks of apple baked in. As a result, they do stick to your fingers a little, giving you the terrible, terrible task of licking muffin bits off of them. *Oh no!* I recommend microwaving for a few seconds and enjoying them toasty warm.