Yes, it is raining. Yes, it is already getting gloomy and dark at only 4pm. Yes, I have had the heating on all day and my feet are still cold.

But autumn means sweet potatoes, butternut squash, parsnips, pumpkins, and an excuse to make my favourite apple spice muffins.

And there is nothing better on a cold wet autumn day than an apple spice muffin straight from the oven…