Gosh it has been a LONG LONG LONG time since I have written a post, but I’m finally back! I have had so many things going on both personally, professionally, and emotionally. April was a long dreary month, but this Mother’s Day weekend has been fabulous and the sunny weather has made me psyched to tackle all of the upcoming projects I have going on! I cannot wait to share all of them with you, once they start happening. 🙂
First let’s start with a random recipe I threw together this weekend! Pistachio Muffins! Yes, so random, but so darn good. Lately I have been on a almond and pistachio tear. My almond butter consumption has also been through the roof as well. Almost everyday this week I have had at least 2 heaping tablespoons of it…HA! Totally sidetracked there, so let’s talk about this recipe! Easy, reasonably healthy, quick, and of course delicious! I found it on this website: www.mrbreakfast.com. Check out the site and try this recipe sometime this week.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup low-fat milk
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 1/2 cup oats – quick or old fashioned
- 1/3 cup pistachio nuts – finely chopped
- 1 large egg – lightly beaten
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- For Topping (just mix togeter):
- 1/4 cup pistachio nuts – finely chopped
- 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Prepare 12 muffin cups with papers or generous coating of cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flours, sugar, oats, nuts, baking powder and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix together milk, applesauce, oil and egg.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just moistened.
Fill prepared muffin cups a little more than 3/4 full. Sprinkle topping evenly over each muffin.
Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Stick a toothpick in the center of one of the muffins. If it comes out dry, the muffins are done. If there’s a little batter stuck to it, you need to cook the muffins longer.
Allow muffins to cool before serving.
I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend with their Moms! We cooked a decadent breakfast, gave Mom some gifts, and laughed out loud. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful weekend here in NJ. It’s so nice to see the sun shining, the flowers blooming, and spending quality time with my family.
Like I said before, there are some amazing things happening this month with She Rocks Fitness, so make sure to check back frequently! Happy Mother’s Day to all the strong, beautiful, and intelligent women out there! xoxo