I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to share this recipe with you. Moist, slightly sweet, seasonally spiced to warm the palate and soul, with a festive marble swirl of orange and dark brown. And with Halloween lurking just around the corner, what better time than now?
I won't pretend that these cute little muffins would make good treats for the costumed kiddos knocking at your door. Not that they wouldn't enjoy them, but the high probability of them being smushed to the consistency of cat-food amidst the lollipops, candy bars, and caramel apples could make them impractical. But serving them at a party, bringing a batch or two to the office, or baking them in the morning to have the aroma rouse your family or roommates better than any alarm clock and draw them to the kitchen - they could be awesome for that.