Sometimes bad things happen and life doesn’t work out the way you want it to.
So what do you do? You bite your tongue, go to spin class, and make some muffins.
Muffins are basically the cure-all. I have never had a muffin turn out badly. For whatever reason, despite having disasters with cupcakes, cookies, and brownies, muffins always turn out. Just call me the Muffin Master.
These muffins are totally healthy, with oats (immune function), flaxseed (omega 3’s), dried fruit (vitamins C and A), cinnamon (weight loss), honey (antioxidant), and walnuts (vitamin E).
The really cool thing about this recipe is that you rehydrate the dried fruit. Total science, people. Just add some hot water to the dried fruit and it plumps back up. Seriously. Some of the cranberries looked like fresh cranberries. Talk about crazy.
So go. Go forget about your bad day or your bad week or whatever is going on and make some muffins.
PS: Having a really bad day? Add some chocolate chips to these bad boys. Chocolate is another cure-all. Duh.
Adapted from the Vegetarian Times
3/4 old-fashioned oats
1/2 c + 2 tbsp plain almond milk
1 1/2 tbsp flaxseed meal
1/2 c dried apricots and cranberries
1 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c honey
1/8 c sugar
1/3 c chopped walnuts
1. Combine oats, milk, flaxseed in a bowl and let sit for 30 min.
2. Put dried apricots and cranberries in a bowl and pour boiling water over them to cover them. Allow to sit to plump for 15 or so minutes.
3. Combine baking soda, flour and cinnamon in a bowl. Combine egg, honey, and sugar in a separate container then add to flour mixture.
4. Fold in nuts and dried fruits.
5. Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.