That moment when you realize; the school year is back in full swing, your first wedding anniversary is fast approaching, and you feel like a bloated mess...
That's when you coax your hubby into a clean eating lifestyle, until further notice.
We're eating all fruits and veggies, lean proteins, healthy fats and staying away from white rice, pasta and bread.
Anywho, I've said all that to say, here is my first baked goodie. I was afraid that making a healthy muffin would result in a dry, flavorless, mess... So glad I was wrong. I loved the result and I want to share the recipe with you.
What you'll need:
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tsp all natural peanut butter ( or your fav nut butter)
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp flax seeds ( I didn't grind mine, I like the crunch factor. Otherwise, grind em!)
1tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1tsp baking soda
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 dried cranberries
baking tins or muffin tin
preheat your oven to 350
use your processor to grind the oats
remove oats from processor and place in a medium bowl
add dry ingredients to bowl with oats, stir ( excluding walnuts and cranberries)
add pumpkin, egg, honey, nut butter and vanilla to processor
mix until smooth
add dry ingredients to wet, mix
fold nuts and cranberries into your batter
spray your tin
fill 2/3 full with batter ( top with more nuts and berries if you desire)
bake until a tooth pick comes out clean
cool in pan then, remove and finish cooling on wire rack