A Do-Over in a Muffin

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It’s almost swim-suit season, again. Why is the one thing I used to love most about summer the very thing that now strikes terror in my heart!? I suppose I can always swim in a t-shirt. Ahem. Or maybe I could just lose a few pounds this month!?

If that seems, or is, easier said than done, maybe you could use a do-over. The breakfast shake that I created after my fifth child was born is my quick and healthy fix for my waistline. But sometimes I do want something a little more substantial in the mornings, and I love a breakfast I can make the night before…being the energetic morning person that I am. Ha.

If that sounds good to you, have a muffin…or eighteen. No, seriously, don’t eat all eighteen muffins. That would defeat the purpose. But to make all eighteen, moderately-healthy-but-still-very-kid-and-husband friendly, muffins, here’s how:

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flax seed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Stir in:
3 eggs
1/3 cup honey
Then slowly add: 
1 cup skim milk 
1/2 cup water 
2 teaspoons vanilla 
2 tablespoons oil
Mix thoroughly with a fork and layer the batter (in a greased muffin tin) with raisins and chopped almonds to two-thirds full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Bake them before bedtime and enjoy an easy, healthy breakfast in the morning!

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