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Almond Poppy Seed Muffins

Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 1/3 cup flour

1 1/8 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup almond milk

2 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds

almond slices, optional topping

Instruction

Preheat oven to 350

Cream butter and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time, then the almond extract and lemon zest. Mix well.

In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the almond milk until combined. Fold in poppy seeds.

Pour equally into 6 jumbo muffins if you are using a pan for large sized muffins lined with parchment paper and bake for 30 -35 minutes. I absolutely think these are better as a larger muffin.

For regular cupcake sized muffins use cupcake liners and fill 2/3rds full (12 muffins) and bake 15-18 minutes.

Oat Bran Muffins

I don’t have time for breakfast in the morning so I started making these the night before, oatmeal in muffin form is a perfect heart healthy on the go breakfast.

Oat bran is usually sold with specialty flours or with the hot cereals in stores, I had to look twice to find it.

This is a well established recipe, I found it from AllRecipes to 10 other web sites and even on the package the oat bran were all the same recipe so I went with it.

I make half the recipe so that I have six standard size muffins, this last two days in my household so nothing is wasted and nothing goes bad. You can double the recipe for 12 muffins.

I like to change it up, I leave the lumps in the brown sugar so it gets gooey sugar pockets, I add different dried fruit and I add different flavors of yogurt. In the pictures I used¬† cinnamon, dried blueberries and Peach Almond milk yogurt which added peach chunks to my muffins. I like to use dried fruit if it’s available, You get all the flavor but not a soggy pocket in the muffin from water content evaporation. So check out the dried fruit section, I like to go to the bulk bins in the market instead of prepackaged for this. Add apple sauce, add chocolate chips, coconut flakes, add banana or maple syrup, add everything all at once! I like it because of the versatility.

Here is the base recipe before being dressed up, add things like cinnamon or cocoa powder in at 1 teaspoon. And add the fruit berries and nuts as thick or thin as suits your taste.

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup flour

3/4 cup oat bran

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup yogurt

Instruction:

In a bowl mix oat bran, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and any dry additives of your choice.  Stir and then add Egg, oil, and yogurt. Mix until combined and add any remaining additives. Scoop evenly between 6 baking cup liners and let stand for 10 minutes before placing into the oven.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

 

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Blueberry Peach

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Apple Cinnamon

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Cranberry Dark Chocolate

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Cardamom spice with chocolate chips and pecans