It's the first day of fall and since it's suppose to rain all weekend and only be in the 50's for the highs, I knew baking was going to be happening today.
These muffins are...
....and fuss-free. I swear you'll never know they don't have regular flour in them.
With our oldest being in school full-time and the craziness of work and such during the week, I really treasure slowing down during the weekends.
During a Saturday in the fall, especially when we are expecting the very rare thing of rain here in the Mile High City, I feel a bit incomplete without a baked good (and a good cup of coffee).
The trees are beginning to turn in our front yard and they truly have the most gorgeous yellow color this time of year. Last year was our first fall in this home and I was so thankful that we landed such beautiful fall trees. Every time I walk past my kitchen window this time of year I take in their beauty and let it remind me to slow down and let go as a new season approaches.
Often times people are under the impression that in order to live a healthy life, you have to give up all of the delicious foods you enjoy. So not true!
For me, eating gluten leaves me feeling extremely lethargic and irritable which takes the fun out of eating regular baked goods (and life in general). Instead of feeling deprived, I simply recreate my favorite treats with ingredients that serve my body better.
Health is about enjoying life to the fullest and that may mean you need to make a switch to some different foods and lifestyle choices that help you feel your best.
I truly believe healthy living should be full of joy and that everyone has to go at their own pace in order to make it sustainable.
Maybe healthy living this fall looks like slowing down more so you can get your stress under control.
It might be going to your local farmers' market and picking up some new fall foods to learn how to prepare and add to your diet.
Health might look like swapping out regular pastries for sweet potatoes and butternut squash and creamy morning oats and these delicious muffins.
The beauty is that you get to decide what steps you want and need to take to feel better every day.
If you need support in doing so, we would love to have you join us in the Summit Fit community where all of the support, resources and community you need are right in one place! Grab your spot today and feel your best during this holiday season.
Pumpkin-Spice Apple Raisin Muffins
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup cashew milk
2 t vanilla extract
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
1/2 cup avocado oil
1 cup cassava flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 T pumpkin spice
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins
1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease 16 muffins tins.
2. Place wet ingredients into a medium-size bowl and mix until combined.
3. Place dry ingredients in a bowl, mixing well and then add to wet ingredients, stirring gently.
4. Gently stir in raisins and then pour batter into muffin tins.
5. Bake for 15 (ish) minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
5. Serve with grass-fed butter and a hot cup of coffee!
**batter will be similar consistency of regular muffins mix. If it's too dry to pour into tins, add a bit more almond milk.