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width:100%; padding:0 0 75%;overflow:hidden;"><div class="galleryInnerImageHolder"><a href="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/dsc0057_orig.jpg" rel="lightbox[gallery932830416524168380]" onclick="if (!window.lightboxLoaded) return false"><img src="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/dsc0057.jpg" class="galleryImage" _width="400" _height="266" style="position:absolute;border:0;width:112.78%;top:0%;left:-6.39%"></a></div></div></div></div> <span style="display: block; clear: both; height: 0px; overflow: hidden;"></span> </div> <div style="height: 20px; overflow: hidden;"></div> </div> <div class="paragraph">Whenever September 1st strikes here in Colorado, I'm all about putting up the fall decorations, baking with pumpkin, lighting soy candles during the day, and slowing down in some flannel PJs with a cup of hot coffee in hand.  <br><br>As peak fall takes hold of Colorado in mid-September and we prepare for a snowy season ahead (often starting in October), I find myself taking a slower approach to my days, being intentional about soaking in the sights, traditions, and joys of the autumn season. <br><br>Summer evenings bring cool air here in Colorado, but as August and September approach, the night-time temperatures drop even lower into the 40's and 50's making for cold mornings and evenings--and there's nothing better than warming up with a hearty pumpkin muffin and a cup of coffee.  <br><br>I hope you enjoy these as much as our little family. My boys like to eat these with a side of fruit for an afternoon snack and we plan to take them on a fall hike with us as well. They are a great travel food!<br><br><strong>Spelt Pumpkin Muffins</strong><br><br><span>1/3 cup melted coconut or avocado oil (or melted butter for dairy option)</span><br><span>1/2 cup maple syrup or honey (i used maple syrup)</span><br><span>2 eggs<br>1.5 tsp vanilla extract<br>1 cup pumpkin puree </span><br><span>1/2 cup cashew milk</span><br><span>1 cup raisins </span><br><span>1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped</span><br><span>1/2 cup rolled oats</span><br><span>1 teaspoon baking soda<br>1/2 tsp salt<br>3/4 tsp cinnamon<br>1/2 tsp nutmeg<br>1/2 tsp cardamon<br>1 1/2 cups spelt flour (or use all-purpose flour or combination of the two)<br><br>1. Preheat oven to 325 and grease a muffin pan that makes 12 muffins. Place all wet ingredients (oil, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin, and milk) into a medium-sized bowl. Whisk thoroughly. <br>2. Place remaining ingredients into a medium-sized bowl and stir until everything is mixed well. <br>3. Add dry ingredients into wet and mix gently until flour is combined (don't overstir as this can make your muffins "tough"). <br>4. Add 1/4 cup batter to each muffin tip. <br>5. Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Insert a toothpick into center of muffin, if it comes out dry, your muffins are done. <br>**note: dough should not be super runny or thick; the batter should slowly pour into the tins. </span> </div>

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