Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pumpkin Apple Chia Muffins

Breathe in, breathe out.

I lied yesterday, I need more than a 3 day weekend. A 3 day weekend didn't help me at all when I got back to the ridiculousness that is my job right now. I'm not going to bother blaming other people (though I could...), I was just not in the right mental state today. Eric would argue I am still not since I just had a major freak out about missing my library card... which was in fact in purse (it had fallen off my key chain).

You know what helps my mental state? muffins. I love muffins but they are usually loaded with butter so I make my own Kelly-muffins. Even Eric likes them... after he puts a nice slab of butter on them :)

Yesterday, I created Kelly's Fall Muffins... aka Pumpkin Apple Chia Muffins :)

I based my recipe on Tina's Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins, because let's face it, I really know nothing about inventing my own recipe. It's got a different twist though, so I can call it Kelly's Fall Muffins still :)


1 cup all-purpose flour1 cup oats1/2 of an apple, chopped1/2 cup packed brown sugar1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1 1/4 cup canned pumpkin1 tsp pumpkin pie spice3 tsp egg whites1 tbsp canola oil1/2 tsp cinnamon1 tsp chia seeds


1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.2. Coat a muffin tin with Pam3. Mix together all the ingredients.


4. Pour into muffin tin. It should make about 12 muffins, depending on how big you make them :)5. Bake for about 15 minutes.


I highly recommend enjoying them with a little of this...


Ah, the tastes of fall almost make up for the insanity of this season for a Kindergarten teacher. Almost.

What is your favorite fall food? After the obvious caramel apples (and apples in general), I think I'd go with squash.


  1. yum :)

    and go ahead and blame others for your mental state. i do it all the time ;)

  2. Oh yum!! Looks delish!

    My fave fall food... hmmm... maybe chili or things like that? i hazen't really done much gf baking, so I dohn't really have any fave baked goods...

  3. I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks!! I definitely had pumpkin envy last year in Germany because I saw so many good recipes that used canned pumpkin and I couldn't buy it there!


  4. Yum! Looking good.
    I have never tried pumpkin butter, I'm crazy. Maybe I'll make some...

  5. yummm!!! AND i have pumpkin butter! need to try this out. for a second though i thought you were calling these "fail muffins" and i was like what the heck they look amazing to me.

  6. Oh yum. I need to try these! I just did a pumpkin-fall-recipe post too!

    Besides all things pumpkin and apple.

    I love squash. In various varieties. Yum.

    Also, apple cider warms my heart. But it's still in the 90's here. So there's no "heart-warming" going on yet! ;)

  7. We are cut from the same cloth my friend. My move has me flipping out, but I've been baking up a storm...

  8. um hi can you bring some of these over to me at school asap? thanks

  9. YuMMMMMM, those look fantastic! I hope work settles down for you soon!!

  10. Mmmm...makes me want to go bake!