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Friday, November 6, 2015

apple butter muffins

i love the seasonal foods of autumn! 
the way they warm you up and make you feel cozy is just magical, isn't it?!

i am so blessed to have found an amazing organic farmer in our area, whom i now call friend. once a week i make the drive through winding country roads out to her beautiful property to pick up eggs, meat and milk. this simple routine already makes my heart so full, but on top of that she's always sending me home with the latest homemade treats from her country kitchen, to really make my soul feel nourished!

oh this apple butter!!!

slow cooked in her crockpot with just the right blend of subtle sweetness and warming spice, this jar had me thinking of a million different ways to eat it,  just shy of digging in with a spoon! 

after mixing it into oatmeal and eating it spread on sourdough english muffins, i decided the perfect vehicle for this delicious concoction would be a light grain free muffin. of course store bought apple butter will give you that cozy november feeling too... 

apple butter muffins

5 eggs 
1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/2 c coconut flour
1/4 c butter, melted
3 tbs honey
3 tbs cinnamon
2 tbs vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

1/4 c apple butter
1 egg yolk

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*preheat oven to 400 degrees.
*in a small bowl whisk together apple butter and egg yolk. set aside.
*in a medium bowl mash banana.
*mix in eggs, apple sauce, butter and honey until well combined.
*add rest of "muffin" ingredients and stir well.
*let rest five minutes.
*fill greased muffin tin 3/4 of the way full.
*bake muffins for 10 minutes.
*take out of the oven and use a spoon to make a small indent in the center of each muffin. fill each indent with about a tsp of apple butter mixture.
*return to oven for 4 to 6 minutes.
*allow to cool completely before removing from pan.

these are absolutely amazing! for the ultimate TREAT YO SELF situation, try these alongside

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