These warm Apple Cinnamon Muffins are hearty & bursting with apples and cinnamon. Top with ice cream for a Paleo & gluten-free dessert!
I don’t know what it is about me, but I always attract the freaks and no less on the same day last weekend. I’m convinced now that it’s holiday season, they’re out in full force otherwise they’re in hiding. So here’s the freaky freak story.
My first encounter was at the gym in the morning. I was working my planks when a scrubby guy in torn pants & a dirty shirt appeared in front of me. Him and all his stuff. I mean you guys he had everything he owned in the world in his two hands. He asked where the locker room was. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure he wasn’t there to workout. He obviously was looking for a shower because by the look of him he hadn’t had one in a very long time. I have no idea how he got in the place. At least there were 4 or 5 other people in close vicinity to me. I couldn’t help but wonder, why me? Of all the people you could’ve asked.
Later I’m at Target just minding my own business looking for pretty Christmas muffin liners when a hispanic man approaches me in his blue Smurf-colored shirt. Seriously it was so blue it made my eyes pop out of their sockets. That must’ve been part of his gig. To distract. He proceeds to tell me he’s homeless and needs money. Now Phoenix has tons of beggars. They’re on every street corner, but never have I ever had one approach me in a store. Needless to say, that ruined my shopping adventure. As soon as that happened, all I wanted was to get the heck outta there. I reported it on my way out. Who would think that going to Target you would need to be on the defense? And again, why me??? After the Target episode, I should’ve gone home.
But instead I went to the supermarket. It was on the way home and I had a few miscellaneous things to pick up. When I got out of my car, a man starts screaming at me about my car. “You have a SAAB? How the h*** do you have a SAAB? SAAB went out of business. I wanna know!!! How do you have a SAAB? They stopped making them.” Holly balls to the wall dude. I love SAABs too and took it hard when they went out of business, but really who needs all that drama? I kindly told him I had mine before they went out of business and walked away. He tried to further converse with me, but I was over it. Weirdo.
Then inside the supermarket an elderly man comes down the isle I’m in with all the natural, organic makeup and places a call on his cell. He says something about being a marine. I knew something was up because he was hispanic and his English wasn’t great. Last I checked you have to be a U.S. citizen to be in the armed forces unless he never learned the language. By the way, I don’t discriminate. Arizona has a ton of illegals living here and chances are pretty high when you meet one that they are illegal and their children were born here.
Anywhoo…this guy starts talking VERY LOUDLY on his phone. He’s obviously not in the store to shop unless makeup is his thang. He was being annoying, hanging out on the phone so of course I gave him a dirty look. For those of you who know me, I’m a very expressive person which is why I never play poker. He proceeds to start swearing in Spanish about how Americans have no respect for them and a bunch of gibberish. Honestly I don’t believe he was even talking to anyone. Silly guy doesn’t realize this Gringa speaks perfect Spanish and can understand every single word he’s saying. I wandered down another aisle trying to get away from him, but him and his Spanish potty mouth followed me. Finally I headed to the checkout so I could get the heck away from the freak.
At the checkout, I told the clerk about the incident and about all my craziness that day. I told her I had no idea how or why I was attacking all the freaks. She said “it’s because you’re so pretty”. That was probably the best compliment of my year. Both unexpected and worth all the madness. I still I kinda wonder if this stuff only happens to me or to other people. I swear somedays you’re safer staying home. Thankfully I had muffins waiting to console me at home. I really needed one after the day I had. #snacktherapy
These apple cinnamon muffins are simply perfect. They’re very easy to make. Just five minutes to prep, toss in a muffin tin and bake. I went a little crazy with the apples because I seriously love them especially baked. These muffins are warm and hearty and will give you something to look forward to on a cold morning or help you recover from all the freaks. I’ll be making these on Christmas morning for sure. Hope you love these little gems as much as I do.
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
- Preheat oven 350 degrees
- Prepare a muffin tin with muffin liners or cooking spray
- In a medium bowl, add dry ingredients to a bowl to mix together
- In a small bowl, combine egg whites, honey & coconut oil
- Add wet ingredients & diced apples to dry ingredients and combine thoroughly
- Add batter to muffin cavities
- Bake 25-30 minutes
Yields 9 muffins, 165 calories
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Does this kind of freaky stuff happen to you guys or just me?