apple and oat muffin season

Slack jawed, and with my elbow cast at an odd angle, my eyelids creaked open. It seemed I had fallen asleep. These things happen sometimes. It’s  called the sneaky nap. Not a nap that you sneak in, more a nap that sneaks up on you.

There you are going about your business, and then suddenly… whooshka! You wake up slack jawed and no feeling in your arm. The sneaky nap as struck again.

Bleary eyed I staggered out to the lounge room only to find things were looking a little different. Very different. I couldn’t put my finger on it. The Monkeys were quiet and going about their monkey business, surprisingly not causing havoc at that particular moment. So it wasn’t them.

I continued looking about. Things looked clearer, clearer than they had for quite some time. I didn’t think I had napped for that long, so it can’t have been clarity of thought that had returned. I squinted… then it dawned on me, that was it. The fact that I was squinting. Squinting in my lounge room. Squinting in the afternoon autumnal sunlight. At that same moment Mr Chocolate cheerily walked in with a wad of newspaper in hand, and proceeded back to the windows. The light was different…

That was it. The windows were clean!

To celebrate the soft autumn light, and to use up some seasonal apples, Apple Oat Muffins it was.

Apple and Oat Muffins

150g softened butter

3/4 cup raw sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup of whole oats

1 1/2 cups self raising flour

2 beaten eggs

3 grated apples *

Cream butter and sugar together. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Spoon mixture into lined muffin tray. Sprinkle with a little extra raw sugar. Bake at 190C for approximately 25 minutes.

*Apple season runs from January to May.


37 thoughts on “apple and oat muffin season

  1. I had one of those sneaky naps yesterday evening and was awoken by little angels kissing me good night as they headed off to bed.
    Those muffins look delicous – perfect for school lunch boxes.


  2. Those newspapers do the best job! So does the guy I wish I could hire, lol! I have those naps regularly.. but usually the ones where I sneak off.. only to be awakened by a member of my family 5 minutes later..every.single.time!! We joke about it now, but sometimes it’s no laughing matter, really:)


  3. a healthy, delicious muffin tastes even better when eaten while watching someone else cleaning the windows.. 🙂


  4. I wish Mr B would clean our windows! Maybe if I offer him some of these as a reward? Although I suspect I’d eat his share if given half the chance – this is one of my favourite muffin varieties 🙂


  5. We have men who clean our windows every six weeks, it takes them half an hour to do what would take us all day and they climb ladders too. They are a rare and endangered species and we love them and they are all worth their weight in chocolate. Well done Mr Chocolate! )


  6. lol that makes me laugh. I’ve never had a sneaky nap, napping at all is rarely within my capabilities, but when I do try to ‘nap’ it turns into a 3 or 4 hour sleep!
    I have bookmarked this recipe yum!


  7. Yummy looking muffins there, and I am very impressed with Mr Chocolate, I’m forwarding this post to Mr Good, let’s see if he takes the hint. I almost had one of those sneaky sleeps teaching year 10s last period today, not sure that would have been a wise move!


  8. Too funny, had the same experience on the weekend after I cleaned my sliding doors…we have had soooo much rain I kept putting off…but I swear the whole house is bighter now AND we have had 10 days of sun!! Will try those scrummy looking muffins on th weekend xx


  9. The man about the house cleaned our windows earlier this spring. I love him buckets for it and is amazing how much better you can see out of clean windows!


  10. The family has all just finished munching on these muffins and I have to say your recipe was delicious …… tasted a lot like apple crumble too 🙂


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