Autumn Muffins

The only muffin recipe you’ll ever need for when the mornings start to get cold is Autumn Muffins. Take the rich, cakey muffin base and add autumnal fruit for a singular bite that sums up all your favorite flavors of fall.

Autumn Muffins

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Our family’s response to trying the “Autumn Muffins” recipe would be filled with excitement and anticipation, especially since it claims to be the only muffin recipe we’ll ever need for the colder mornings of autumn. The mention of autumnal flavors and fruit immediately evokes a sense of coziness and comfort, bringing to mind images of crisp leaves, warm spices, and gatherings around the kitchen table.


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 3/4 cup white sugar

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 cup butter, melted

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 1/4 cups milk

  • 1 cup chopped cranberries

  • 1 cup chopped, peeled apple

  • 1/2 cup chopped dried figs

  • 3/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease muffin pans or line with paper muffin liners.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the brown sugar, white sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Make a well in the center, and add the melted butter, milk and eggs, mix until smooth. Stir in the cranberries, apple, figs, and hazelnuts. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pans. Cups should be at least 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

As we gather in the kitchen to make the muffins, there is a tangible feeling of seasonal transition in the air. We imagine the aroma of freshly baked goods filling the house, adding to the cozy ambiance. The promise of a rich, cakey muffin base combined with autumnal fruit creates a sense of intrigue and curiosity about the unique flavors that await us.

Once the muffins are ready and served, we can’t wait to take that first bite and experience the essence of fall in a single mouthful. The combination of the moist, cake-like texture and the flavors of autumn fruit tantalize our taste buds, capturing the essence of our favorite fall flavors.

With each bite, we are reminded of the vibrant colors of changing leaves, the crispness in the air, and the joy of indulging in seasonal treats. The muffins provide a delightful balance between sweetness and warmth, creating a sense of comfort that perfectly complements the cozy atmosphere of autumn mornings.

As we savor these Autumn Muffins, we feel a deep connection to the season and all the cherished traditions that come with it. The flavors encapsulate the essence of fall and bring a sense of joy and contentment to our family. It’s a recipe that we know we’ll turn to again and again, making it an integral part of our autumn mornings and a treasured addition to our family’s culinary repertoire.

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