Afternoons at work can suck. By 3pm my morning workout endorphins are definitely depleted and I’m just about annoyed with sitting in the dang office chair at this point. So you know how men think about sex almost 20 times per day? Well, on workday by 3pm, I’ve probably thought about muffins and cupcakes and other forms of delectable goodness more than 472 times already.
Don’t worry. They’re just thoughts. I don’t act on these impulses.
So the idea of a “Power Muffin” recently popped into my head. I wanted a muffin that’s tasty, yet works for me with a seriously healthy power boost. This muffin must also whiplash my stomachs into satisfaction so I don’t fall prey to unhealthy crap before dinner.
Wouldn’t you agree that to be powerful?
After turning to Google, it seems the idea of Power Muffins has already been done a gazillion times over in all kinds of different ways. So instead of reinventing the muffin from scratch, I chose Oh She Glows Flax & Oat Breakfast Power Muffin recipe and adapted it with very slight changes to fit my empowerment needs.
Here’s what I did and this is what I call it:
3PM Workday Power Muffins (adapted from Angela Liddon at Oh She Glows)
- 1 large ripe banana
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 egg
- Just shy of 1/4 cup brown sugar (unpacked)
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- (heaping) 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 small handful crushed walnut pieces
- Preheat over to 350 and place cupcake liners into muffin tin.
- Mash banana in bowl and then mix in oil, egg and sugar.
- In separate bowl, mix flaxseed, flour, oats and walnuts. Then combine with wet ingredients and stir until blended.
- Spoon mixture into muffin tin and bake for 15 minutes (or a few minutes longer if not done yet).
Yields 5-6 muffins. Approximately 200 calories per muffin.
Wohoo! And you see how my muffins turned out in the pic. Delish. Nice and moist with a subtle hint of sweetness. Just perfect. And you gotta read up on the benefits of flaxseed. The knowledge of the flaxseed will send shockwaves into your cranium — high in Omega 3’s and protects against cancer to name a few. Do NOT ignore foods that protect against cancer!
Okie dokie. Love you much,