Oh autumn. The rusty orange leaves, the gray morning fog, the briskly blowing breezes… Yeah, I could do without the last two. While they give me the perfect excuse to curly up inside with a fuzzy fleece blanket, I much prefer other reminders of the changing seasons. Ones that warm my bones instead of freezing them stiff and solid.
Like pumpkin. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cheesecake… Or ginger. Gingerbread, gingersnaps, gingerbread cookies… Or apples.
Although many other bakers associate apples with pie, I already made mine a while ago (in the spring, shh!) and instead turned to a spicy muffin recipe. After stirring up a cloud of cinnamon, I popped the batter into the oven. Twenty minutes later, I burned my tongue on the first bite—but oh was it worth it!