I see you everyday and you are busy! You’ve got work, appointments, kids, your days are a blur of getting things done, and on top of everything, you’re trying to eat right. It’s hard to balance your good health when you don’t have time to put together a healthy meal, much less sit down and eat it. Oatmeal is such a great staple in your healthy diet, but who has time to cook steel cut oats in the morning?
I’m busy too, so here’s my solution, for both of us. I found this recipe on Pinterest from Sugar Free Mom and with a little tweaking I’ve been able to increase the quality of the added sugar. Remember, even if you use honey, you’re still adding a sugar without fiber. But with 100% Raw Organic Honey, you’re getting some beneficial antioxidants as well as a natural antibiotic that won’t wreak havoc on your immune system.
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That makes this an official Sugar Shaker recipe. Original Recipe: 253g Sugar Shaker Recipe: 102g. That’s 151g of Sugar Shaken for this recipe.
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Large Banana or 2 Medium
2 Tbsp of 100% Raw Organic Honey
1/4 Cup Coconut oil
2.5 cups Organic Rolled Oats
2.5 cups Organic Oat Flour
2 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed
3 Tbsp Cinnamon
3 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 Can Organic Coconut Milk
2 Cups of Blueberries. Can substitute cranberries or Raspberries (or go crazy and mix your berries.) I prefer the blueberries because of their nutrient density. More bang for your buck.
I’m not a food blogger so I’ll keep this as simple as possible. Mix all the wet ingredients EXCEPT the milk, with an immersion blender. Mix all the dry ingredients with a mixer. Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients in the mixer,then add the milk. When it’s all blended, gently fold in the berries.
I use the large muffin pans so I get 12 meal size muffins. Grease the pan with coconut oil and add 3/4 cup of the oatmeal mixture in each. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes or until brown around the edges and a toothpick come out clean.
Perfect to grab and take with you. If you have a big family, you can use the smaller muffin tins. You should get about 18 muffins.
These take about 15 minutes to throw together. 35 minutes to bake. Less bake time for the smaller tins. Use a toothpick to determine if they’re done in the middle. Bon Appétit!