268. apple pie crumb muffins.

Dj suggested more muffins for the week. So all these apples led me to try to find an apple muffin recipe. I  came across this recipe in vegan with a vengeance, and I don’t think I have ever made these before. Not sure how I passed these up before. Seriously. They are so so good. They taste like a fall explosion in your mouth.  Right before I added the struesel on top, i added a dollop of my apple butter. These are seriously some gooooood muffins.

266. gingerbread apple pie

Now is the part of my blog where apples take over.

We went apple picking today and for some dumb reason I decided to get a bushel of apples instead of just half. I just finished making FOUR apple pies. (baked one, froze the other three).  Have plans to make some apple butter, some apple pie ice cream, and I shared some with the neighbor kids.  We are down to a little under half the bag! Gotta think of more things to do!

This pie above is the gingerbread apple pie from vegan with a vengeance.  I made two of these and two dutch apple pies.

Happy fall everyone!

242. oatmeal banana waffles.

Here is a variation of the waffles I made previously, omitting the blueberries. They come from one of my favorite bookes, Vegan with a Vengeance.  The recipe calls for raisins, which are probably good, but I don’t know what milo will think of that….These are my go-to waffles for milo and since I’m home today with him because he hurt his hand pretty badly – it was the perfect morning to make him something special. I try to keep the extras on hand in the freezer, so when he asks for them, we have something yummy and nutritious to give him!

Oatmeal Banana Waffles
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoon all purpose flour
2 tspn baking powder
1 tspn baking soda
1 1/4 tspn cinnamon
1/4 tspn nutmeg
1/2 tspn salt
1 cup quick cooking (rolled) oats
1 very ripe medium banana
1 1/2 cups non dairy milk
3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cups raisins (if you prefer)

Preheat waffle iron.
Sift together Flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Add the oatmeal and toss together
In a seperate bowl, mash the banana really well. Add the milk, syrup, and vegetable oil. Mix vigorously with a fork until there are no lumps of the banana left. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until well combined. Fold in the raisins. Let the batter sit for 2 minutes before making the waffles; this allows the oatmeal to get moist and blend with the rest of the batter. Prepare the waffles in your iron.

86. peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.

Everything that is good about a cookie….all in one cookie.

I made these cookies once and brought them to a little party where I only knew the host. Later that day, someone from the party found me on facebook and sent me a message telling me not to tell her mom, but these were the greatest cookies she has ever had.

These cookies are adapted from the Peanut butter Oatmeal Gigantoid cookies found in one of my favorite cookbooks, Vegan with a Vengeance.