Last month I was headed on vacation to Aruba. Every year when I go away I usually get myself crazy! I pack a ton of food, prep green smoothies, freeze and wrap them and take them with me. I basically have a suitcase with just food. Yes, crazy I know. But this year I kept it pretty simple; I packed nuts and seeds, some protein powders, fresh fruit and these muffins! They were a life saver and game changer. One of the many reasons I love these muffins is because you only have to dirty one bowl- no machines necessary and no complex ingredients. Plus you can tailor the muffins to be totally your own.
I recently received Purely Elizabeth products and I was so excited to see they had an apple cinnamon flavor. I knew they would go so perfectly in these muffins! Check out these ingredients—organic gluten-free oats, organic dried apples, organic pecans, organic flax seeds, organic quinoa flakes, organic amaranth puffs, organic cinnamon. I subbed half the Oatmeal (so 2.5 cups) with their Ancient Grain Oatmeal. I love taking an old recipe of mine and playing around with new ingredients. I made some of these muffins for my training buddy and some classmates. I feel like an old lady stuck in a 20 year olds body, I am always baking/cooking for people and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It allows me to test recipes while
getting others to do my homework feeding others nourishing and healthy food!
- 5 cups of oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of raisins
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 cup of crushed walnuts or almonds
- 2 1/2 cups apple sauce
- 3 cups of almond milk
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 2 organic eggs or 2 tablespoons of “chia egg”
- 2 medium sized apples peeled and diced
Directions: Combine oatmeal,raisins, cinnamon,flaxseeds,baking powder,crushed nuts in a large mixing bowl. Then combine wet ingredients separately apple sauce, almond milk vanilla extract, organic eggs or chia eggs mix all together, fold in apples. Top with sprinkle of oatmeal. Bake 350 for around 35-40 minutes or so until they start to brown. Store in the freezer and warm before serving! Makes around 20 muffins.
- Optional you can add 2 scoops of your favorite protein powder to the dry mixture for a quick protein fix.