Usually I wake up hungry. I’m not one of those grab a coffee on the go type of girls. I need to be fed. The old saying is right; Breakfast is a very important part of your day. So, why not start it off right with muffins? Muffins are great because you can make a small batch and that’s enough to last you more than a few days. Plus, you can make them as good for you as you like. Not all muffins have to be high in sugar or be full of not so good for you ingredients if you don’t want. Here is my recipe on these tasty morning treats.
Organic Blueberry Oat Muffins
1 cup of organic milk (Added hormones are so not cool, recombinant bovine somatotropin, or rBST is a genetically modified hormone given to cows to produce more milk. You know how a mother nursing isn’t supposed to drink because she will pass it on to her young one? Well… the same goes for cows. Except we are the young ones. I know organic milk is free of rBST and some other non-organic companies are following suit. I recently read an article saying the Wal-Mart brand milk is hormone free.)
1 cup of flour (Really you can use almost any type of flour. I like to switch it up with what I have most of in the house. Sometimes I use all-purpose, other times I use oat flour but bread flour makes the muffins a bit more “fluffier” if you will.)
3/4 cups of oats (Of course I’m gonna tell you to use organic rolled oats, but plain ol’ Quaker Oats does the trick too.)
less than 1/2 cup of organic cane sugar (Personally I feel that this type of sugar is a little less evil than the fully process bleached white sugar.)
2 tsp of cinnamon
pinch o’ salt (I use Himalayan Crystal salt.)
1/2 tsp of baking soda
2 tsp of baking powder
1.5 cups of frozen blueberries (I use the frozen kind due to the fact if you use fresh your batter and muffin will kinda just be purple. And this little mama can’t afford fresh blueberries, the frozen ones tend to be on the cheaper side.)
1/2 cup of applesauce (Say what? Applesauce? You can switch coconut oil for applesauce, I just prefer the applesauce. And when I say applesauce, I don’t mean outta the jar. I make my own. Well, kinda. I peel 2 apples and a banana and throw them in the food processor with a little added h2o for, like 30 seconds. I’m not too sure you can actually call that applesauce, but I do.)
Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. The hardest thing I do is peel apples. I’m not what you would say, “naturally gifted” in the kitchen. And peeling apples is kinda a challenging task for me. First thing you do is soak the oats in your milk for about as long as it takes you to put the above ingredients together in a bowl. If that take you less than 10 minutes, then you suck. Actually, I stand corrected, you don’t suck, I do. Heat up your oven to 375 degree and let them cook for 25 – 30 minutes. I use a little bit bigger than average muffin tray so these make me half a dozen. What? I said I wake up hungry, I need a bigger muffin.