Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ω (Omega) Muffins

This is a real quick post of a real quick muffin I just made for our trip! We are leaving early tomorrow morning, like I have to wake up sometime between 2:30 and 3:00 in the morning! I would try not to even go to sleep, but I have issues sleeping, such that I can't sleep on planes..I can't sleep during the I need to try to sleep tonight (this evening I guess..) But I also can't sleep when I'm nervous/excited, so I might just need one day of recovery, which is fine because it's a twelve day trip!! Okay, onto the food!

I call these ones Omega Muffins because they have three ingredients that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids that we all need! Chia seeds, flax seed meal, and walnuts! They are basically a banana nut muffin. However, Michael's favorite things ever include coffee and chocolate, so his are kinda mocha! After making the recipe, I put half into a muffin tin, and then added instant coffee to the other half for him!

1.5 cups flour (I used white whole wheat)
1/2 cup oats 
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 bananas
3/4 cup nondairy milk, divided (I used unsweetened vanilla almond)
1/4 c maple syrup
3 T flax seed meal
2 T chia seeds

Toppings/add ins (optional):
Chocolate chips
Instant coffee (I used vanilla)

Add all of the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix together (flour through salt; If you want the coffee flavor, add the instant coffee now, I used 2 individual serving packets for half of this recipe).

Add the flax meal to 1/4 cup of the milk and let set.

Mash the banana and mix in the remainder of the milk, maple syrup, and chia seeds.

Add the flax mixture to the wet ingredients, mix, and then add all to the dry ingredients. Mix until you have your dough and pour into greased muffins tins. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes.

And here they are, half topped with walnuts, and half with the coffee with some chocolate chips added to center!

These muffins really are so versatile, I just usually go off what I have on hand! You can change up the flavors however you like!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm. :) I loves me some muffins! I sincerely wish I weren't allergic to walnuts! (recent discovery which is a slight bummer!) But, mmmmm for the coffee. I love just throwing stuff into muffins and cookies and just winging it with the recipes.. Delishhhhh. :)


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