~ A Bit of Fall ... ~
Leaves in the autumn came tumbling down,
Scarlet and yellow, russet and brown,
leaves in the garden were swept in a heap,
Trees were undressing , ready for sleep.
- Autumn Leaves (anonymous)
Fall is the season for colorful apples .The markets
here are flooded with the most colorful & vibrant
harvest booties. Delicious reds, Golden yellows,
luscious greens velvety maroons ....... the apple
palette seems to be unending . The colorful buys
from the market yesterday had to be put in some
creative use other than normal munching. .. so
here goes some easy Apple Zucchini muffins
with easiest ever decorations ....
A Bite of Fall
(Apple Topped Apple Muffins )
Apple Muffins(recipe follows) ,colorful n crisp
Washington Apples & a few black grapes.
The top n bottom of the red apple was used for
the flower whereas the leaves were cut ( using a leaf
shaped cookie cutter) from yellow n green apples. To
prevent browning soak the decorations in lightly salted
water pat dry n fix on the muffins with
some melted chocolate.
Apple , Zucchini & Spice Muffins
Ingredients- 1/2 cup powdered oats, 1/2 cup all purpose flour,
1/2 cup powdered sugar, 2 tbsp milk, 1/4 cup chopped apple,
1/4 cup grated zucchini , a pinch cinnamon of powder,
1/2 tsp grated ginger , 1/4 cup grated apple ,2 tbsp oil/melted
butter, 1/2 tsp baking powder pinch of soda, pinch of salt ,
1/4 cup dry fruits coarsly ground ( almonds & walnuts).
Method- Sift together the dry ingredients . Whisk
the oil along with other wet ingredients . Mix in the apple ,
zucchini & nuts . Do not over-mix or the muffins will
be tough. Pour the batter in a silicon cups & bake at
180C for 20-25 mins.
Tip- Zucchini can be substituted with pumpkin / carrots.
Tip- (Make sure to make the decorations first so that the fruit
leftovers can be easily used for baking.)