persimmon slices, memorable for the bit of freshness and sweetness they brought to an otherwise dreary period of canned soup. With their almost cinnamon-y flavor, persimmons are a natural complement to oats. A Flickr search for this perfect pairing brought up a recipe that's inspiring me to get back on my feet and into the kitchen this weekend.
Sweet Beet and Green Bean's recipe for Persimmon Oat Muffins includes cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg. These lovely little treats are also vegan, and I might experiment with using maple sugar instead of brown sugar. • Get the recipe: Persimmon Oat Muffins at Sweet Beet and Green Bean Related: Hunk o' Fruit: Bill Granger's Oat, Pear, and Raspberry Loaf Morning Comfort Food: Pear Muffins Recipe: Lemon Sesame Muffins (Images: Flickr member sweetbeetandgreenbean licensed under Creative Commons)