Mmm Monday // Guest Post:Kelsey Kettner // Fall Sunrise Picnic


1/3 c. butter (melted)

1/2 c. sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 c. all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 c. milk



1/2 c. sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 c. butter (melted)



1. Preheart over to 350F. sift together all dry ingredients

2. add wet ingredients, stir until just combined **do not overmix**

3. scoop batter into muffin tins that have been sprayed with cooking spray

4. bake for 20-25 minutes, until they start to turn a bit golden at the edges 

5. for the topping, mix together cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl

6. melt 1/2 cup of butter in another small bowl

7. dip the top of the muffin (or get carried away and roll the whole muffin, like I did) in the melted butter

8. dip/roll in the cinnamon+sugar mixture

9. place on cooling rack and let cool.. if you can wait that long ;)

Recipe makes 8 muffins, I recommend doubling it! 

*when eaten warm these muffins melt in your mouth.. it's heavenly*


1/2 small banana (frozen)

1/4 c. pumpkin puree

3/4 c. almond milk (or milk of choice)

1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats

1 tbsp. pure maple syrup (or other sweetener)

3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

sprinkle of cinnamon on top 



1. whisk together pumpkin puree, milk, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice

2. stir in oats and pour in to a resealable container

3. refrigerate overnight 

4. in the morning, combine the frozen banana and pumpkin mixture in a blender until smooth; add more milk for a thinner consistency

5. pour into a glass, sprinkle with cinnamon, taste the sweetness of fall


1 medium banana (frozen overnight)

1/2 c. brewed black tea

1/2 c. almond milk (or milk of choice)

1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ginger

1/4 tsp. cardamom

honey or agave nectar to taste



1. combine milk, black tea, rolled oats, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom

2. mix well and pour into a resealable container

3. refrigerate overnight (if you choose to skip this step, the texture will be different, but still delicious)

4. in the morning, add the frozen banana to the oat mixture and blend

5. pour into a glass, cozy up with a blanket, enjoy


*this is a very strongly spiced shake and you may want to tone it down with additional milk, oats, and bananas*