Healthy Double Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Thursday, October 9, 2014 2 0

We have returned from a very wonderful and very busy trip to San Francisco! I don’t know how we managed to squeeze all we did into 3 days. Photos to come (once I actually get around to editing them and not just crashing with exhaustion after I get home from work…)

Upon returning from our trip, our muffin stash in the freezer was depleted, and after eating a lot of junk food and basically just a lot of food in general in San Francisco, I wanted a healthy muffin. Unfortunately sometimes healthy means dry and flavourless, but this recipe for Healthy Apple Oatmeal Muffins doesn’t compromise on either – these muffins are full of whole grains, no butter, and are packed with tons of apples. J gave them the man seal of approval – there’s nothing worse to him than a dry muffin!

You should definitely stash a batch of these in your freezer to grab for quick breakfasts! They taste wonderfully heated up in the microwave and spread with a little square of butter.

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{ Baking for my Manfriend } Orange Cranberry Muffins

Thursday, January 16, 2014 0 0

My manfriend and I have an arrangement. He takes out the garbage and the recycling, and I bake him anything he wants – cookies, muffins, breads – the idea is to keep the house stocked with baked goods at all times. The best part is, we both think we have the better deal. Taking out the garbage and sorting the recycling is my most hated household task { I would rather clean toilets } and for J it’s no big deal. For me, baking is no big deal. I can whip up a batch of cookies or muffins quickly and easily, and I like doing it.

This recipe is one of my go-to’s when J gives me the “there-are-no-more-baked-goods-in-this-house” eyes. These muffins are somewhat healthy, majorly delicious, and quick to bake.

Orange Cranberry Muffins

Ingredients:
1 orange, quartered and seeds removed (peel on)
1/2 cup orange juice
1 egg
1/2 cup melted butter
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup white sugar (I normally just use 1/2 cup or a bit less)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup dried cranberries (or raisins or other dried fruit)

Blend orange and orange juice in blender until smooth. Then blend in butter and egg. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix all remaining dry ingredients together, then add the blended wet mixture. Stir until just moistened.

Bake at 400 F degrees for 20 minutes. Try not to eat them all at once.

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