WASHINGTON DC - JANUARY 24TH: Whole Wheat Spiced Carrot Muffins on a black plate with knife shot on January 24th, 2017 in Washington DC. (Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post)

We could all use a little muffin inspiration. Here are six fit for autumn, from our archives.

Whole-Wheat Spiced Carrot Muffins, above. Play around with the mix-ins and swap out shredded beets, parsnips or butternut squash for the carrots.


WASHINGTON DC - OCTOBER 11TH: Apple Bran Muffins shot on a plate with jam and knife shot on October 11th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post)

Apple Bran Muffins. Dark and rich from a generous amount of molasses, packed with fiber and flavor from three cups of wheat bran.

Pumpkin Muffins. Lightly spiced and perfect for the season.


WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER2: Whole-Grain Apple Crumb Muffins (Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)

Whole-Grain Apple Crumb Muffins. An apple pie in virtuous muffin form.


SLUG: FD-WholeGrains DATE: April 21, 2010 CREDIT: James M. Thresher LOCATION: Washington, DC SUBJECT: Weekly Food columns in studio... Molasses Bran Muffins. 213293 StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on Thu Apr 22 17:15:06 2010 (James M. Thresher/For The Washington Post)

Molasses Bran Muffins. Get an extra boost of fiber from wheat bran and prune puree.


WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: Frankenmuffins- made with banana and spinach- as featured in the October 2014 issue of Family Fun magazine. (Toni L. Sandys/ The Washington Post)

Frankenmuffins. Boo! Tastes like bananas, looks green from pureed spinach.