Oatmeal Muffins

Oatmeal Muffins

Oatmeal Muffins

I’ve made these muffins many times and they are DELICIOUS!!  Especially with dark chocolate chips and shredded coconut!  They make a perfect pre-workout meal and are super easy to make and freeze.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1-teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • 5 cups, Old Fashioned rolled oats {Bob’s Red Mill}
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • 1-tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3-teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-teaspoon salt
  • 2¾ cups almond milk

Optional toppings: raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips, coconut flakes

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix eggs, vanilla, applesauce, banana and raw honey together in a bowl.
  • Add in oats, flax, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and mix well with wet ingredients.
  • Finally pour in milk and combine.
  • Spray a 12 and 6 capacity muffin tin with cooking spray or use cupcake liners. Pour mixture evenly into muffin tin cups.
  • If using toppings add them onto the tops of muffins now. If using fresh or frozen fruit, drop it right into the batter.
  • Bake 30 minutes until a toothpick in center comes out clean.
  • Cool and enjoy or freeze them in gallon freezer bags.

Nutrition Info (without toppings)

Servings: 18* Calories for one: 143* Fat: 4g* Cholesterol: 25mg* Sodium: 161mg* Fiber: 4g* Sugars: 4g* Carbs: 23g* Protein: 6g*

**Gluten Free & Diabetic Friendly**

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Top 3 Reasons your New Year’s Resolutions Fail

We’ve all heard the statistics.  About 88% of all resolutions are dumped by January 17th.  Just over 2 weeks into the year we abandon what was going to be the major change that would be the difference between chaos and peace in our lives . They call it “Dump your Resolution” Day.  Seriously – it’s a thing, Google it. Why are we so determined to GSD (you can look that up too) before the New Year and then so casually give up the entire goal at the first slip up or the sign of difficulty?  Read on to avoid the top 3 common mistakes most people make when trying to make a major change in their lives:

  1. The goal is UNSPECIFIC. For example, to say I want to “be healthier” this year is too vague. What does that mean?? How do you do that? Be more specific. Something like, “I will eat a green leafy vegetable with dinner every night”, or for some of you just to EAT dinner every night would be a win! The idea is to state your resolution as specifically as possible.
  2. The goal is UNREALISTIC. So you’re going to get in the gym 5x/week and finally get in shape? Really? You averaged twice per month for the last 6 months. Way to tee up an epic fail! Be realistic and find a way to be held accountable.
  3. The goal has NO PLAN. Let’s say your resolution is to start going to sleep earlier. That’s great, but what’s the plan?? What will be your new ritual? Will you keep your phone and all electronics out of the bedroom? Will you have a cup of tea to relax at a specific time of night? Will you quietly cover your partner’s face with a pillow to stop the incessant snoring? No, don’t do that. Then you’ll be up all night with other issues!. The point is, plan out what you will do and put a time constraint on it.

So there you have it! Easy-Peasy, right?? No. It’s never easy, but nothing worth anything ever is.  You will fail at some point but that is not “end of story”.  There’s always a way to make something work if you want it badly enough. It just takes time, patience and self-forgiveness. Just keep at it. Stand up when you fall down and call out “DO-OVER!!!”. Just don’t do that in public, it would be weird…or if you do please video that and post it to social media for us all to enjoy!  Happy New Year!