Sunday, February 10, 2013

Muffins Galore!

Asked the girls what they wanted for breakfast yesterday and Big Sis was quick to yell out MUFFINS and Little Sis followed it up with a YEAH!!! So muffins they got. Used my FAVORITE muffin recipe from MOMables (Easy & Delicious Blueberry Muffins) to start with. Seriously, I LOVE this muffin recipe. It's quick, it's easy, I almost always have all the ingredients on-hand and it is OH SO GOOD.

Today I went for the standard (mostly) organic blueberry muffins and experimented with apple ones, too. As always, I added 2 Tbsp of ground flax seed and 2 Tbsp of wheat germ to the recipe for some additional nutritional goodness (http://www.livestrong.com/article/481836-wheat-germ-flax-seed/). For the apple variation, I just threw in the equivalent amount of diced up apples instead of blueberries. I also used the convection feature on my oven and they came out oh so moist on the inside and perfectly crispy on the outside. The whole family loved them!


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I've made a Strawberry Banana Muffins variation in the past as well as a raspberry one, using chopped up frozen raspberries and the same one-for-one blueberry subsitution. The raspberry ones are pictured below:


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After gobbling up what we could, I left a couple out for this morning and put the rest in a container and stuck 'em in the freezer for later. They warm up great in a toaster oven, covered at first then uncovered to crisp up that top again at 350 for about 7-10 mins and make a quick, easy, healthy breakfast treat for school days!

Shout Outs:
MOMables - for all of your completely awesome, healthy, yummy recipes!!

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8 comments:

Lau-raw said...

Mines are in the oven right now. Why you add the wheat germ and the flax?

happyvballgirl said...

Laura, I started adding wheat germ to my girls' foods ever since they were babies, when i read in a "baby book" that it was good for them. And then the hubby started adding ground flax seed to his oatmeal, for their added nutritional value:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/481836-wheat-germ-flax-seed/

Rachel Easley said...

Stopping by from the link up...oh my goodness, I LOVE muffins! haha. Those banana strawberry ones look so delicious! I will definitely have to try those. Happy Monday!!

happyvballgirl said...

Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for stopping by from the link up! And I really hope you enjoy the muffins. Like I said, they're my FAVORITE muffin recipe ever! :)

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Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


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happyvballgirl said...

THanks for hosting! :)

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I love raspberry!! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

Lisa Lynn said...

Yum! Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you tomorrow on the next Creative HomeAcre hop!
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