Not Your Grandma’s Muffins

Maybe it was the 60 minute yoga session or perhaps it was the 60 cups of coffee I drank after the 60 minute yoga session, but something had me feeling extremely energized.

So extremely energized that I ran 3 miles, cleaned 2 closets in my apartment, donated 2 closets worth of stuff to Goodwill, went grocery shopping, took a shower, paid all my bills, and made these muffins all before 10am. Then I accidentally took 2 vitamins instead of 1 leading me to feel horrifically nauseous for a good 30 minutes, but we should focus on the positive here: morning glory muffins.

The title of this post is wildly misleading; I am pretty sure these muffins could and should be looked at as a ‘grandma’ muffin. After all, they contain fiber, dates, bran, bananas, whole wheat flour, dried pineapple and walnuts. However, the majority of grandmas (including mine) are good cooks so I figured I would give the recipe a try.  I’m glad I did.

Morning Glory Muffins
Source: Cooking Light Way to Cook Vegetarian Cookbook 
Printable Recipe

1C whole-wheat flour
1/2C AP flour
1C regular oats
1/2C brown sugar
1T wheat bran
2tsp baking soda
1/4tsp salt
1C fat-free plain yogurt (alternate: soy yogurt)
2 bananas, mashed
1 egg (alternate: 1T ground flax + 3T water)
1C pitted dates, chopped
3/4C walnuts, chopped
1/2C dried pineapple, chopped
3T ground flaxseed (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with paper liners. Spritz liners with no-stick spray.
Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, wheat bran, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. In a separate bowl,  combine yogurt, mashed banana, and egg together. Stir dry ingredients into flour mixture until just combined. Fold in dates, walnuts, and pineapple. Divide batter evenly among 18 muffin cups. Sprinkle with flaxseed. Bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

Ready for morning?

With these muffins made, you most certainly are prepared for whatever the day will bring… especially if your grandma is coming over.



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