Friday, April 19, 2013

Oatmeal muffins and Friday

I dont like oatmeal. No matter how I fix it, it makes me gag.  I really do want to like it!! I really do want to get the health benefits from oatmeal.  But, I just cant swallow it!!

I finally found a recipe for muffins that I think will do the same thing as a bowl of oatmeal!!
This recipe is from Wake Up Healthy.

  • 5 Cups rolled oats (I put mine in the blender and made it finer)
  • 2 1/2 C over ripe mashed banana (I used 5 bananas)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 NuNaturals stevia packets (or you can use another sweetener like honey or maple syrup) 
  • 2/3 C mini  choc chips (I sprinkle a few on the top after they bake, rather than put them in the dough)
  • 2 2/3 C water (If using a liquid sweetener use 2 1/3 C)
  • 1/4 C plus 1 TBS oil (I used coconut oil) 
  • 2 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • optional cinnamon, coconut, walnuts, flax, wheat germ, raisins, dried fruit, 
Preheat oven to 380. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir very well. In a separate bowl, combine and stir all wet ingredients (including bananas). Mix wet into dry, then pour into cupcake liners and bake 21 minutes. 

I then freeze the cupcakes and every morning I pull one or two out of the freezer, warm it up, and eat it on the way to work. states the nutrition facts are 
136 calories
21 carbs
5 fats
3 protein
5 sugar
3 fiber

Friday Challenge thots:
I have pneumonia, so my week has been blah!! Im not hungry, Im not allowed to exert myself!! Im exhausted. Im emotional. 
I go to work, come home and go to bed!! 
More info on Monday at weigh in. 


  1. Sorry you are sick. Not fun!
    Those muffins sounds good. I'll have to try them.

  2. it was four bananas... just sayin :)

  3. And to think I just fed the last of the dead banana's to the chickens. I figured they needed a treat being stuck in the coop yesterday and today. That's okay, there's more coming. Banana's is the go to fruit here since I can take it just about anywhere's. Love the recipe though, gotta give it a try.
    I hope you're feeling better Deb. It stinks being sick, I know. I'm starting to feel almost normal now and that's a treat after being sick since February. Now it's your turn, take the time to get better.
    House work in progress and starting to look like home again. I knew I had let it go but didn't quite know how bad tell I really got into it. WOW, 2 people, 2 dogs, 1 cat can really make it bad when you don't keep up.
    Take care Deb and have a great day. Relax, rest and get better.

  4. Pneumonia! Oh no - take care and rest up...I hope you feel better soon.

  5. I hope you get better quick, Debby!! Take care!

  6. Thanks for the recipe! You know I'm all over the batch cooking! :)

    I hope you're feeling better soon!

  7. I like the idea of having this in the freezer so that you can pull it out for a quick bite to eat! :)

  8. I like oatmeal, but 80% of the time when I eat it I get some sharp pains in my stomach. It's odd. I recently found a recipe for baked oatmeal taht I LOVE. I make a strawberry chocolate version. DELICIOUS!

    YAY you for doign the muffins!


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