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  • Lindsey, EDRD

More of the same

Okay so I know I'm guilty of not being suuuuuuper diverse with the foods I make and recipes I post.

Case in point?

I'm posting more muffins.

MORE muffins.


But I'm not sorry, because my kids continue to need snacks. And I know YOUR kids need snacks. And YOU yourself need snacks!

What better than an easy peasy individually portioned keep-them-in-the-freezer microwave-for-30-seconds-to-thaw recipe?

Oh and we have some hidden veggies and fruit and whole grains. You get me now?

Morning Glory Muffins

1/2 cup butter spread (like I Can't Believe It's Not Butter or Country Crock- I typically use softened butter but I was out and this actually worked great)

1/2 cup brown sugar (can sub white sugar)

1 1/2 cups All Bran (or bran flakes) cereal

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (can sub other milk)

1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained

1/2 cup grated carrots (about 2 medium)

1 egg

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a nonstick 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick baking spray.

In a large bowl, add butter spready, brown sugar, cereal, milk, pineapple, carrots, and egg. Let sit for 5 minutes (the cereal will soak up the milk and then we can proceed). Go ahead and mix just until it's combined-ish.

Add flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir just until blended. Lastly stir in raisins and walnuts.

Spoon evenly into the muffin pan. Bake for ~20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and muffins spring back when gently poked. Let cool for a few minutes then invert onto a cooling rack.

Let cool completely before storing. I just put mine in a freezer bag and toss them in the freezer. The flavors actually taste best the next day.

Per muffin: 174 calories, 26 grams carbohydrates (including 4 grams fiber), 7 grams fat, 3 grams protein, and 121 mg sodium. I like to keep a snack at 100-200 calories, so this is perfect for that purpose. Pair a muffin with a good source of protein and healthy fat (like some homemade Greek yogurt + Chia seeds) and you've got a well rounded li'l breakfast.

'Til next time...which may again include muffins. No promises.

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