Greedy Recipe: 3PM Workday Power Muffins

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,





  1. skippymom says:

    Can you omit the flaxseed without altering the taste?  I don’t have any. :(  And I think I’ll add raisins.  Must have raisins with oatmeal. :)
    Thx for sharing. YAY!

  2. anabels says:

    That might tame the afternoon “feed me something sweet before I kill someone” thing. Off to look for a vegan gluten free power muffin!

  3. Miz says:

    oooh Im ininin for these MONDAY MUFFINS.

  4. Coco says:

    Those sound yummy and I have one lonely overripe banana that doesn’t have enough friends to make banana bread ….

  5. Geosomin says:

    Those sound really good. They would kill the 3PM I could eat my arm munchies very very nicely…

  6. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would skip the walnuts since I don’t like them – wish I did cause I know how good they are for you! I am pinning! :-)

  7. These muffins would make me horribly greedy, because I don’t think I’d be able to share. Part of it is probably the fact that my hubby is great at eating a whole batch of something if it’s good, so I have to guard my food carefully 😉

  8. Carrie says:

    Josie…YOU are a doll and these look and sound FAB!

    Now you’ve got me all curious about flaxseed…off to do a little learnin’.

    Love. =)

  9. I love foods that not only taste like a treat, but are also super good for you! These definitely look yummy and I’m loving all the good-for-you ingredients. 

    • yumyucky says:

      Hey there, Kati! Thanks for stopping through. I am seriously in love with healthy snacking recipes. No excuses for caving into crappy food! no way! 😉

  10. Love that you used olive oil. Baking with olive oil is so nice. It adds great moisture, and the flavor is so earthy and fruity. Great mid-afternoon snack attack.

  11. Brittany says:

    Yes, these look amazing. I will take 5 batched of them on my kitchen table to eat all at once please! 

  12. @somerskys says:

    hi sis! these are yummy!!! thanks fo the recipe, my coworkers are tryin to be funny, they said thank you to you also, Josie!

  13. Oh! I love this recipe. Will make them soon, although my family will NOT touch the fibrous blueberry muffins I make grrr.

  14. Angela Pea says:

    Gee.  And I thought I was the only one starving at 3:00 pm.  Seriously. I’m making these…and substituting smashed mango, because there’s one in the fruitbowl that’s about to grow legs and walk away.

  15. G. Brown says:

    OMG I made these muffins as is the first time and they were delicious and quite satisfying. The second time I made them I had a leftover baked sweet potato that I smashed in with the banana and it was AMAZING. The only problem is not attempting to eat them all at once. Thanks Josie!

  16. looks like these are great temptations but really healthy huh!

  17. Lee says:

    The great thing about these muffins apart from the obvious is that at 2 o clock you know you have something great to look forward to in an hours time. YUMMY

  18. great write up :)
    muffins are looking so good and are perfectly cooked. seriously a *greedy recipe*
    aakanksha soni recently posted..Sugar Free Anjeer Barfi or Dried Fig Fudge recipe

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