You guys, I have officially turned into Martha Stewart! Better Crocker step aside! No but really – I’ve been baking up a storm since September rolled around and decorating my house with all things fall. It feels SO good to have a home and a real kitchen to cozy up in this season. The only thing I used my oven for when I lived in NYC was storage! Very Carrie Bradshaw of me hehe but it’s true. Anyways, I wanted to share another muffin recipe that my sister actually created (some of you already follow her – but for those of you who don’t know she has a food blog called Sullivan Street Eats and shares tons of amazing recipes weekly.) These gluten free, apple cinnamon muffins are a lot more moist and spongelike (in a good way) than the other delicious muffin recipe I shared and I think of them as more of a dessert (…but you’d be shocked to know they have zero refined sugar.) They’re sweetened with maple syrup – which next to coconut nectar is my favorite way to sweeten baked goods. I keep these muffins in my fridge during the week and reheat them for 15 seconds with almond butter for a little treat. I also like to crumble one up and add it on top of my morning smoothie bowls instead of using store bought granola. For the streusel part of the muffin – feel free to experiment, but I added oats, pecan, and almond butter. Super easy, and I promise you this will become your go-to fall muffin recipe. When it comes to decorating for fall – you’d be surprised what a difference a pretty bowl of pumpkins or basket of gourds on your kitchen counter or in your entry can make. It’s such a welcoming touch and will make you so happy every time you walk by that festive corner in your home. I just ordered a TON of stuff from H&M’s home section (half of the pieces I used here are from there!) AND they were all under $25. This black cutting board looks soooo luxe (great for wine + cheese nights) and was only $13. I’ve been putting my smoothie bowls in this beautiful stoneware bowl (which is only $10 and the perfect size) and placing pumpkins and baked good in this rustic wood serving dish ($25.) Don’t even get me started on the rest of their decor pieces…(like this gold mirror.) I linked to a few more of my fave fall decor pieces below. PS if you want your house to smell divine…order this candle. I’ve been burning it ever since I got it last week – you can thank me later!
Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Fall Muffins
3 cups of Almond Flour
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinammon
2 tsp nutmeg
2.5 tbsp coconut oil (or ghee)
1 Golden Delicious apple chopped into cubes
For streusel: Mix 1/4 cup of oats with 2 tbsp almond butter and 2 tbsp melted coconut oil to drizzle over. Optional to add pecans in.
Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Combine both then fold in apple. Top with streusel and bake at 350″ for 30 minutes. Makes 12 muffins – enjoy!