Our clocks went back a couple of weeks ago and the nights are officially daaaark. At the risk of becoming the most unpopular person in the northern hemisphere, I am LOVING the cold weather, because scarves. And hats. And am I the only one who goes into hygge overdrive during the Autumn and Winter? Autumn Baking and Nesting only require a handful of supplies:
- comfort food
Simple hygge living
Ever since I was introduced to the Danish concept of Hygge a couple of years ago, I realised that I must have been Danish all along because this wonderful idea is something that I’ve embraced for many years without even knowing it had a name! So this time of year brings out all the lovely cozy hygge things, especially featuring Autumn Baking and Nesting.
The simple act of baking something from scratch is one of the things that makes my house a home. And between trying to keep a growing 9 year old fed after all her activities, not to mention my husband who walks to and from work and comes home ravenous…well, I’m always looking for new recipes (please feel free to hook me up with any of your favourites in the comments!).
One of my favourite favourite favourite recipe websites is Pinch of Yum. And it tends to be my first port of call when making up our weekly menu. I think its a combination of Lindsay’s midwestern roots and love of comfort food that really speak to my Autumn Baking and Nesting needs. She’s a Minnesota girl and I’m from Illinois and I think we both know that Midwest is Best, even from afar! So yes, there is a bit of Midwest Love going on here too!
Autumn baking and nesting
This week’s Autumn Baking and Nesting features the first of two muffin recipes from Pinch of Yum that are on this week’s menu.
I made these this morning in anticipation of a hungry girl after school (and Minnie-Sue too 😉 ). Also, I am so tired of snacks in rustling plastic packaging and the associated waste that goes with them. Now, I must admit that having read the recipe, I was sliiiiiightly dubious about the lack of flour, though I guess ground oats is technically oat flour. However, these follow the pattern of one of the things I love the very most about Pinch of Yum recipes and that is- they are generally no-fuss. So, like my very favourite recipe which is made 3 times a week in our house, Miracle No Knead Bread, the Banana Bread Muffins are a ‘chuck-everything-in-the-food-processor’ type of recipe. Whizz it all up and you’re ready to pop the mix into muffin trays!
Now, enjoy these with hot drinks, blankets, candles, books and your favourite people.
It’s Autumn Baking and Nesting in a Nutshell.
** This post was NOT sponsored by Pinch of Yum. Just the musings of a superfan 😉