Instead of pumpkin apple muffins I was going to call these “Holy cow it’s fall in my mouth muffins” but thought that might be a bit over the top – and maybe a bit weird? Hints of nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice are the perfect complements to these soft, moist pumpkin muffins filled with apples and cinnamon.
My Sunday morning started with a 4 mile run. I’m still deciding on a half marathon running plan, but I knew I needed to get a long run in this weekend. I came home and had a big stack of pancakes with Dave and quickly got ready for the hike. We went hiking with my friend Christy and her son at Crowder’s Mountain in NC. We decided to do a trail that Dave and I took on one of our first dates. It’s a 2.8 mile one way hike up the mountain followed by over 300 stairs to the top - note that this is after you walk about 1/2 a mile straight up hill! Talk about a good workout – my legs were screaming at me!
But even with all that walking and all those stairs, getting to the top was completely worth it. We relaxed for a bit at the top, took a ton of pictures of the view and rested for the walk back down.
Luckily I made this big batch of pumpkin apple muffins on Saturday night to pack for the hike. I also threw a few apples and a protein shake for Dave and I in the bag. … Read More