Friday, October 23, 2015

Dont' Let Carbs Be a Stranger

Here's another easy muffin recipe that has less fat and sugar than most commercial breakfast baked treats and it's vegetarian (you can also leave out the egg to make a vegan version with little affect on the texture.)

I know a lot of people tout a "paleo diet" or "low carb" diet with no  meat and grains, but I have tried that and all I got for my effort in eating meat three times a day was a painful round with gout. When I cut back on meat to 2-3 total servings a week and added in a lot more fruit and whole grains, I never had another issue with it.

It beats my younger diet of pop tarts, beer and Cheetos with the occasional run through the fast food place.

Mixed Berry Muffin with Oatmeal Steusal 

In one bowl mix:

2 cups SELF Rising flour
1/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon sugar
2 pinches of Cardamom

In another bowl  mix:

1 cup soy milk.
2 teaspoons Apple Cider Viniger
Let sit 5 minutes to thicken up (buttermilk replacement)

Add to "milk"

a splash of real vanilla such as Penzey's
1 free range egg
1/3 cup canola or  coconut oil.

Mix wet and dry ingredients and fold in

1 cup mixed berries (if you use thawed frozen ones they will stain the batter with juice but will taste the same".
To make streusal

In blender mix a generous 1/4 cup oatmeal
dash of cinnamon
2 Tablespoons of brown sugar.

Run blender a couple seconds to pulverize the oatmeal a little bit, then sprinkle on muffins.

Bake at 425 F. for 17 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.  Served with New Balance Spread and a free range egg cooked in a non stick pan with no added fat.

Have a big salad for lunch with a piece of low carb fruit.  Since there were carbs with breakfast and will be with dinner, lunch was just veggies, fruit and a healthy fat.   No photo as I was at work, but you get the idea.

And dinner add some more veggies and protein.

Chicken legs with honey/teriyaki barbecue sauce with a dab of sushi rice (about 1/2 cup) and lots of steamed broccoli.


  1. Hari OM
    ... haven't eaten brekky yet... you've given me ideas!
    Eyes-on... YAM xx

  2. YUM! No worries about carbs being a stranger in this house lol! Rats, mouth watering again . . .



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