October 15, 2013


there's nothing like october, and there's nothing quite like seasonal baking, too. i was inspired to make these for my love of alternative baking, the fresh carton of apple juice we picked up at a pumpkin patch farm, and an antique muffin tin my mom picked up at a thrift store for free.

i heavily adapted a recipe i found online, replacing the oils, syrup and spices. you can see the original recipe herei rarely follow recipes to an exact science, but this one is pretty incredible if i may say. the muffin itself is moist and nearly guilt-free, and rolled in the glaze and sugar bath, it's a little slice of autumnal heaven. as you can see on their website, you can alter the recipe to how many servings you prefer ~ i stuck with six since it was just for my husband and myself.


for the muffins:
1 Cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 Tsp .baking soda
1/2 Tsp. baking soda
1/2 Tsp. cinnamon
1/2 Tsp. pumpkin spice
1/2 Tsp. salt
1/3 Cup agave
1/4 C fresh apple juice
1/4 C apple sauce
1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract

for the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. fresh apple juice

for the topping:
1/2 C sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

preheat oven to 350 degrees. generously grease a muffin pan of your choice and set aside.

in a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. in a seprate bowl, whisk together agave, apple juice, apple sauce, coconut oil and vanilla extract. add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until just combined.

spoon or pipe batter into the prepared pan, filling each mold.

bake for 8-10 minutes, until muffin springs back when gently pressed. remove from oven and let cool in a pan for a few minutes before transferring onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

once the muggins have cooled, dip the tops into the glaze and then immediately sprinkle (or roll) with the cinnamon sugar.

allow the glaze to harden and enjoy.


  1. these look so very delicious :) can't wait to try them!

  2. They sound and look devine,must try them! Love your blog by the way,will be back again! Chrissy

  3. Sounds like the perfect recipe for my kind of people! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh man... these look so delicious! Thanks for sharing!


  5. you have baking soda in there twice