Falling Out of Summer
Inevitably, most of us are eagerly anticipating fall and all the joys it brings by these last weeks of summer. We are ready for less traffic, kids back to school (if they go), cooler weather, and fun fall activities. We are compiling a list of the closest harvest favorites that will be posted here soon. Many will be off Cape, but are worth the drive! If you have an activity or a place to recommend, reach out to us so we can make sure it gets on the list!
We wish you all a happy Labor Day weekend and first week back to school! In case you are eager to get your fall baking going, below is a delicious pumpkin cranberry muffin recipe our family loves. Hope you enjoy trying it too!
Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins
1.5 cups cooked pumpkin puree (or canned pumpkin)
1/4 cup oil or applesauce
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tsp ginger root grated (or 2 tsp ginger spice)
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1.25 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
3/4 cup dried cranberries (or fresh crushed/finely diced)
1. Mix all dry ingredients together EXCEPT brown sugar
2. Mix all wet ingredients together
3. Combine them, adding small amounts of the dry ingredients into the wet to incorporate
4. Do not overmix!
5. Mix together brown sugar and cranberries
6. Fold in cranberry mixture (you can add walnuts, raisins, pumpkin seeds, ect too!)
7. Spoon into muffin liners/tins
8. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Brianna is a native Cape Codder and homeschooling mom of 4, a six year old girl, three year old boy, and twin 7 month old boys. She enjoys nature exploration, beach days, snowboarding, baking, fishing, travel, crafting, and writing, as well as geocaching, hiking, and picnicking with her children. She runs a blog and Facebook page called "The Mostly Crunchy Mama" and owns a children's consignment shop in Orleans called Little Codders. She enjoys staying up late long after the kids have gone to sleep to indulge in homemade desserts, to sew, write, coupon, and generally catch up on life without little hands needing help. An avid volunteer with 14 years of experience working with the American Cancer Society, as well as several other organizations, she has a background in business management but left behind her career after deciding self employment was a better fit for family life and a good work/life balance.
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