Cookin' It Up: Muffin-style

Cookin it

I just noticed the photo on the right of this little "Cookin' It Up" banner.  I used to be so tan!
Back in the day, loved to tan in the summer, and during the winter I tanned at least once every other week in a tanning bed.

I gave it up in November of 2011.  I started wearing sunscreen in the summer and no tanning at all in the winter.  I still miss it sometimes.  I liked being tan.  But I've grown surpringly fond of being totally pale! I've been ghostly for about 14 months, and I like it.

There are a lot of benefits of not tanning.
And whenever I miss my tan-self,
I try to remind myself of this list....

-In the long-term, I will have less skin damage and wrinkles
-Lower chances of skin cancer and discoloration spots
-Saves money

And now for your regularly-scheduled post....


Are you ready for a super easy, healthy, relatively cheap muffin recipe?
It's oil and sugar-free!
Here's the Emily-version...

1 cup almond milk 
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 egg
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup flour (I used all-purpose but you could also use wheat)
1/4 cup honey (I used local honey from a friend in town)
1/2 cup raisins (any fruit or nut works....and you can add more than 1/2 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon

-Heat oven to 400 degrees
-Combine milk and oats in one bowl
-In a separate bowl, combine egg and applesauce and honey
-In a third bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and fruit/nuts

-Mix all 3 bowls together; put batter into muffin tin

-This made about 10 Emily-size muffins

-Bake about 20 minutes (but check it after 15 minutes) 


1 comment:

  1. Being an outdoors person, I agree with you regarding tanning. May look good "now", but effects are accumulative over your life, and really bad later on.
    1) I had stage 2 cancer on nose surgically removed. Pre-cancer AK on scalp frozen off with liquid nitrogen. Similar ditto for my mom. Not a fun experience.
    2) during trips to Florida, I see so many old folks with terribly wrinkled, spotted, and leathery drooping skin. Sure, they had and have a dark tan......but.....look terrible!

    God made you the beautiful (inside & out) young woman you are. Best not to mess with this wonderful creation.

    PS - muffins look great!