Monthly Archives: March 2015

Muffin Man

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I am obsessed with this recipe. My food-neurosis typically associates muffins with guilt, the necessity to run 40 miles and eat solely kale for the next 4 weeks (that’s normal, right??), but no more! These guys are so yummy: made with whole-grain flour, have a healthy dose of flax, and aren’t super sweet since they’re sweetened up with just maple syrup and a banana. They are basically a blueberry pancake in muffin form. Not to mention the recipe is SUPER easy and CRAZY quick. Naturally, they have become my Sunday morning go-to and subsequent grab-and-go breakfast throughout the week. I may or may not fantasize about feeding them to my future children as the granola / tiger mom hybrid that inevitably awaits me in my life arc. Let’s just say I have big plans.

I mean, come on – isn’t this how you’d like to start your mornings:

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Hellooooo mister! (Am I getting too creepy with this muffin? Don’t answer that.) Anyways, this is the kind of breakfast that I guarantee you are going look forward to. Also, I highly recommend consuming with a healthy dose of almond butter!
 
Vegan Whole-Grain Banana Berry Muffins
(adapted from here, great healthy recipes FYI)
 Makes 1 doz muffins
 
Ingredients
1 c non-dairy milk
1 TBS apple cider vinegar
1/4 c ground flax seed
1 3/4 c whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c grapeseed oil
1/4 c maple syrup
1 ripe mashed banana
1/2 tsp vanilla ext
1/2 tsp almond ext
1 1/2 c frozen berries (blueberries, rasberries, or blackberries)
 
Directions:
  1. Preheat to 375F and line muffin tin with liners.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together milk and vinegar.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flax, flour, soda, cinnamon, salt).
  4. In another medium-sized bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (oil, syrup, banana, extracts, milk/vinegar mixture).
  5. Add wet to dry and stir until just combined.
  6. Mix in berries and spoon into paper liners.
  7. Bake for 15 – 20 mins, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for a bit and then devour!
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