I don’t know about you but I am always pinning “healthy” food recipes on pinterest and only actually making 1 out of 10 of them. Okay, maybe more like 1 out of 20!
There are a lot out there that claim to be healthy and after looking at the ingredients you realize, they aren’t at all! And, if they actually are healthy, they taste like sh*t! I can not be the only one that makes the healthy recipes and have them crumble, turn into balls of mush, not look anything like the picture and/or just plain have them taste AWFUL! This girl is NOT chef by any means, but I can follow a recipe and let me tell you, there are a lot of recipes out there that should never be made…EVER!
So, I came up with an idea to test out recipes from my pinterest food board. With the holidays coming up, this is the perfect time to test out different recipes and see which work and which ones don’t! Today I made a healthier version of a pinterest strawberry recipe. I think they turned out really good if I do say so myself. Not to say everyone will like them but if you like oatmeal, then chances are you will like these! My boys also really liked them so it’s a winner in my book!
The muffin recipe below took me a total of 56min from start to finish for this recipe (getting all the ingredients together to the time they were out of the oven). It took so long because of all my real life distractions…dogs going in and out of the house and my two boys wanting to “help”. Everytime I make a freaking recipe it says “10min prep and 20min cook” which is such BS and so unrealistic for someone like me who has nothing but distractions all day! Anyways, because of how long it took me,next time I will double it so I can freeze extra and store. I found an article about freezing muffins that I will follow and at a later date, I will let you know how it worked out!
2 1/2c oats
1 1/2tbsp flax
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2c sugar (you can substitute splenda)
1c greek yogurt
2 eggs (I used egg whites, the carton said 1/3c egg substitute)
2c diced strawberries
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Spray muffin tins with cooking spray or line with foil liners
- Add the ingredients, except for the strawberries, into a food processor and blend. I have the Ninja Kitchen System Pulse (BL201) (love it!).
- In a large bowl, pour batter and fold in the strawberries.
- Pour mixture into the muffin pan (makes exactly 12 muffins)
- Bake for 25-30min. Test with a tooth pick. When it is dry, you know the muffins are done. It took mine 28min.
Addition info: I also added one blueberry on top of each muffin just to add a special touch haha. Also, don’t get scared if they start to brown quickly. When I was baking the muffins they turned brown very quickly and I thought I was burning them but they were perfect after the 28min!
How to freeze: Check out this site
Note to self: Make sure to write on ziplock bags before putting muffins in. I obviously didn’t lol!