TWO-BITE, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE CARROT-GINGER MUFFINS

The light. Have you ever noticed how the light changes with the seasons? The days are definitely shorter but the light seems ‘cooler’ as well but maybe that’s my imagination? I don’t know if getting older makes me more aware of my surroundings or if it’s because I’m a photographer and videographer who’s always looking for the light, looking for the details, looking for the story – but I notice the tiniest of details as Mother Nature begins her march into a new season.

Variation. Alteration. Modificaton. Readjust – all words for change; we’ve moved from our summer schedule into our school schedule, from long lazy mornings spent lounging in bed to waking up at 5:00am and beginning our day. Coffee by 6am instead of coffee by 9 or 10am; green drinks for breakfast instead of waffles, pancakes or bacon, eggs and The Professor’s skillet-fried potatoes. Walks by 7pm instead of walks by 9pm. Kelly-green fields of tassled corn now dirty-tan and muted greens, blackened tassels; and amber-colored acres of soybeans nearly ready to harvest. As I look out my windows I see more yellow in the green leaves on our trees – another signal of impending change.

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Carrot muffins are on the short-list of our favorites here at Smith Bites and it suprises me that we usually make them in the fall and winter months and not year-round; these are made both gluten-free and grain-free by using almond and coconut flour – walnuts optional. And while you can certainly add a streusel topping or cream cheese frosting or dust them with powdered sugar, we like them plain; making these what we call a ‘two-bite’ muffin means I can get my muffin fix without eating a large, bakery-style muffin!

 

4 Comments

  1. I made your carrot-ginger muffins for a lunch I was invited too. They were a great success!!!Thanks.

  2. What a great healthy snack!

  3. I love the daylight in the fall! I used to think spring was my favorite season, but the beautiful crisp days of fall converted me. And now I’m in Florida instead of IN, so I have to reevaluate!!

    The muffins look great!

  4. These muffins look so good. I adore a good carrot cake/muffin, and I love your addition of ginger and walnuts!

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