Is It Fall Already?

Apparently I’m a bit seasonally-challenged.
If that’s a word.

It’s officially fall and everyone is breaking out the pumpkin and enjoying pumpkin spice lattes.

I, however, decided yesterday was the perfect day to bake up a batch of lemon poppyseed muffins.
Not so fall-ish, huh?

Originally, I had intended to make them back in April when it was actually spring.

But staying true to my usual procrastinating-self, I’m about about 5 months behind and finally made them yesterday.

I spent most of the morning recipe surfing looking for a good recipe and when I came across Katie’s I was more than excited to get baking.

I pretty much followed her recipe and just subbed a few things depending on what I had in my pantry:

1.5 tsp lemon zest instead of 1 ( i lovee the taste of lemon!)
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk instead of 1/4 cup
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour instead of 1 cup spelt flour
3 T blueberry honey instead of 3 T maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil instead of 1/4 cup vegan butter or applesauce
1.5 T sugar instead of 2T sugar

And I decreased the temperature from 355 F to 350F since coconut oil can only reach a max temp of 350F. It didn’t really mess with the bake time and took about 11 mins to bake up.

I wanted to make big muffins, but who was I kidding. I tasted the batter before spooning it into my muffin cups and there was no way I could wait that extra 5 or 10 mins for them to bake. Yes, it as THAT good.

So mini muffins it was! :)
[plus one regular sized one since I had leftover batter]

The moment they came out of the oven there was already one making its way to my mouth. It didn’t matter how hot it was…I’ve been waiting 5 months for that lemon poppyseed muffin!

Hot, room temp, or cold – these things are delicious.

Then I proceeded to eat about 3 more.

After all, 3 mini muffins equal’s one regular size muffin, right? 😉

So of course, I already knew what I wanted to eat for breakfast this morning.

2 Barbara’s shredded wheat puffs soaked in unsweetened almond milk + a fig + the one and only regular sized lemon poppyseed muffin I had

Then I had a mini one as dessert.

Because apparently my breakfast wan’t dessert enough already…

[please ignore the horrendous polish on my nail – I will be wiping it off today. Or at least that’s what I’ve told myself for the past week..]

I’m down to four mini muffins so I need to get baking again.
Must replenish my muffin stash!

I’m thinking orange poppyseed muffins, but we’ll see how that goes.

And lastly, a fun fact – The largest pumpkin ever weighed more than a horse!!
Just imagine how many bloggers that would feed 😉

Make it a great week all!

10 thoughts on “Is It Fall Already?

  1. Those muffins sound perfect! Lemon plus poppyseeds is such a great combination of tastes. As a kid I used to dislike poppyseeds so much, but now I can´t get enough :)

  2. Ahh your muffins look so cute!! I am with you on the not-wanting-to-wait thing. I made banana bread yesterday and it was driving me crazy to wait for that dumb bread to cook for an hour! I ended up taking it out undercooked because it smelled too good to wait any longer.

    Your breakfast sounds so awesome!! :)

  3. These looks so so good! I remember when Katie posted them the first time, and I really wanted to make them! Still havent gotten around to it.. whats wrong with me?!? 😛
    They look especially good on your breakfast! With figs- my favorit fruit!! So beautiful!

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