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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Yummy Muffins!

Today I embarked on a snowshoeing adventure with my dogs. In order to fuel myself properly I started off the day with yummy muffins. Here's the recipe and a few pictures. Enjoy!

Davidson is investigating the best way to go!

Look all the amazing snow! I love it!

Maggie's snout is covered!

My husband, Robert, loves his birdhouses. Here is one of many!!

There was lots of elevation on my hike. Good for the glutes!

Sunday Morning Moist Banana Muffins

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup plain rice or almond milk
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon each baking powder and soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon each cloves, cinnamon and allspice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 egg whites beaten until foamy but not stiff
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 large bananas)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 large apple cut into pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line muffin tin with parchment paper liners
  3. Place oats in medium prep bowl and pour milk over.  Mix and let stand while you make the rest of the recipe.
  4. In another medium prep bowl combine flour, ground flax seed, spices, baking powder and soda, lemon zest and salt.  Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.  Set aside.
  5. Put egg whites in mixing bowl and beat until fluffy but not stiff. 
  6. In small prep bowl mash bananas and add chopped apple.  Mix well.
  7. In large prep bowl combine flour, soaked oats, egg whites and banana mixture.  Add blueberries.  Fold until all ingredients are just blended. 
  8. Spoon into prepared muffin tin.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. 
Yield:  Makes 12 generous muffins to enjoy on a sunny Saturday with delicious coffee.


  1. Please keep posting these recipes. I really appreciate them. I have been eating clean for 22 days now and down 5lbs. I am good with that. It is so fantastic and I am so grateful to you for this lifestyle change.

  2. Just skimming the recipe, I see all I need to buy is ww flour and maple syrup! I agree with Sarah--thank you for the recipes, and the story along with it is great! I LOVE the close-up pic of your adorable pup with snow all over her nose!! Also found some inspiration with Sarah's success. I'm about to go on a hike myself! Have a great Sunday :)

  3. This recipe sounds great I need to make some adjustments - do you have any recommendations- I am lactose intolerant- will need substitute for yogurt in recipe, and also unable to do any dairy milk substitutes- no rice, soy, oat ect. What about orange juice would that work???

  4. these look fabulous!
    calorie count by chance?

  5. Thank you for sharing the photos of your winter walk and the healthy muffin recipe.

  6. Goofy Dogs! LOL We had an Alaskan Malamute that loved going for hikes in the snow.

  7. Thanks for sharing....I have all your books and try new recipes each week! I am disappointed with my attempt at these muffins. I followed all the steps and at the end realized I missed where to add the yogurt, vanilla and maple syrup. I added them at the end, forgot the maple syrup somehow and ended up with a very moist and bland muffin:=( I assume the ingredients I missed should have been added with the banana and apple? Looking forward to trying it again! I want snow shoes now too, thanks!

  8. I made these today and they were delicious! I only substituted Egg Beaters for the eggs, because I was out of eggs. I also added a few chopped walnuts on top. Thanks for sharing, I will be making these a lot!

  9. Heather asked about a calorie count. I put them in the My Fitness Pal calculator and they came up to 155 calories each.

  10. Recipe forgets to tell you when to add yogurt, vanilla and maple syrup. Also - mine made more than 20 using regular sized muffin cups.


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