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Well I am feeling Autumn calling me. Fall to me is leaves, books, knitting, apples and lots of baking. I am starting to refill my freezer with wholesome goodies to bake off as needed. Today I made caramel apple muffins. Full of whole grains, apples and a touch sweet. As with all my muffin, I freeze them unbaked in paper liner and pull out as many as I want and I bake them frozen. While they are baking I make the caramel sauce. The minute they are out of the oven, I make a hole in the top of the muffin with a spoon and pour in some sauce. This way as they cool, they soak up the delish caramel. So what are you hoping to cook this fall? xoxo


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Caramel Apple Muffin

makes about a dozen


Dry ingredients

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose white flour

½ cup oat flour

½ spelt flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp each cinnamon, mace, nutmeg or the spices you like


Wet ingredients

¾ cup rapadura or brown sugar, not packed

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk, whole fat is better!!

½ cup oil, I like mild flavored olive oil

2 large apples, cored, not peeled and finely chopped or grated. (I use a food processor to grate my apples)


Pre-heat oven 350oF and set paper liners in muffin tin or use a silicone muffin pan.

In a large bowl mix dry ingredients. In a small bowl whisk wet ingredients together. Chop or grate apples. Add wet ingredients and apples to dry ingredients. You should have a thick but pourable batter. Fill muffin liners ¾ of the way. Bake 20-30 minutes. Until when a toothpick is inserted into the center of the muffin and comes out clean. Immediately with a spoon make a whole in the center of the muffin and spoon in some caramel sauce*. Then let completely cool before unmolding.


*Caramel Sauce

In a small sauce pan put 1/3 cup heavy cream, 1 TBL butter, 1/3 cup rapadura or brown sugar, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp vanilla. Bring to a boil (always keep an eye on the pan, never leave it. It can boil over.) Boil a few minutes till everything melts and it looks a bit thicker.


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well, doesnt that sound yummy!? I am so happy that fall is here...with all the great food and the knitting and the crisp air and just...loveliness!


This looks wonderful!

I have never heard of freezing the muffins before baking (I have other things like cookies but not muffins).

Great idea!


Yum! Those sound really good. I too, appreciate the recipe. Thank you.

Aren't books wonderful, in so many ways. I use them in vignettes from time to time too. Love that orange one, and the title sounds lovely.


Mari @ Once Upon a Plate

Oh my lord, those look divine Clarice! It is feeling very "Fall-ish" here as well. Brrr!

Happy Baking & stay cozy! ~m

P.S. Please come on over to my blog ~I'm having a give away. :D xo


Can't wait to make them. Yum!


Oh YUM! Carmel and apples -- what's not to love? Thanks for the recipe Clarice!


Those look heavenly, Clarice!! I am making chicken chili tonight for dinner. Our temps are not particularly Fallish at the moment, but I cannot wait any longer!! :)
By the way, do you have the Tasha Tudor cookbook??


Oh Happy Fall and oh those look so delicious and I have so many apples to use :) I have a hazlenut cake in the oven right now, so I could just whip these up and pop them into a hot oven straight after. Have you read the Hamsun book? I read his Women at the Pump (12 years ago now)but didn't feel like exploring more of his work then. What did you think?



These muffins look delicious.


With all the things about cooking that I know, I didnt realize you could freeze the batter in cups and bake them off later. How awesome! Sometimes I have the stuff around to bake something but dont feel like baking right then. I will be doing this! Thanks.

Gumbo Lily

We're having rainy, cold weather today and these muffins sound just right for afternoon coffee. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Happy Autumn baking...


You are back! These muffins look absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!! Hope you are having a wonderful day! xoxo Theresa


Clarice, Your killing me. I haven't had breakfast yet and I'm hungry. Love, Mom

Lora @ my blessed life

Wow! Those sound like the perfect fall treat!!


Hi Sweetie!

Glad to be back visiting. I don't want to live the past year again. :) Will you ever be able to forgive me??

Love your receipt!




We are on the same page Clarice! I am warming up to saying good-bye to summer and welcoming Fall with more baking, soups etc.
Love those imagesyou posted!
The recipe sounds heavenly!
And the books in the background....can it get any better?
Happy Fall with Hugs,

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