Hearty & Healthy Apple Muffins

These aren’t the fluffy, super sweet muffins one eats as an excuse to have dessert for breakfast. Rather, they are a genuinely wholesome, filling, and refreshing food to start the day. Filled with luscious seasonal apples, I find them a wonderful antidote to all the rich and sugary foods around us.

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Makes 12 muffins

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Quick and Homey Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

This recipe is adapted from the classic cookbook, More-With-Less, which was a standard reference book and cookbook. These are homey and comforting; they last well, and they take about 5 minutes to mix up.

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Adapted from More-With-Less. Makes 12 muffins

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Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles

These cookies bake perfectly. They were perfectly chewy and the brown butter gave them an amazing flavor. Just when you think they can’t get any better you take your first bite and a gooey caramel surprise is in the inside of the cookie. You’ll also love how they are lightly salted on the top to give the sweet a little balance of salty.

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Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 8 mins
Total time: 38 mins
Serves: 24

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Sugar and Spice Doughnuts

Apple pie spice adds something extra autumnal to the sugary coating-cinnamon would be delicious as well. Use vegetable shortening to keep these dairy free. Serve these favorite fried desserts piping hot straight from your own kitchen.

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Total Time: 40 min
Prep: 25 min
Cook: 15 min
Yield:About 12 doughnuts and 12 doughnut holes
Level:Intermediate

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Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze

Who could resist such a decadent dessert? This spiced applesauce cake, topped with Southern-style caramel icing, does not disappoint. And the caramel glaze is the perfect complement to this tender, spiced, and just slightly sweet cake.

Note: You may want to glaze the cake right on the plate you plan to use to serve it, forgoing the rack. As soon the glaze has even the slightest chance to set, it will crack if you try to transfer the cake from rack to serving plate.

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Serves 10

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Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon Sugar

We admit it. The pairing of grapefruit and cinnamon does not immediately make sense. There was something about the tartness of the grapefruit and the distinct spice of the cinnamon — it just sounded dubious. But we have seen – or rather tasted – the light. This is such a simple way to add some warmth and freshness to your breakfast.

The warmth brings out all the juiciness of the grapefruit, and the tart flavor. Every bite has that juicy taste, along with a bit of sweetness from the sugar.

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Serves two

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