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Eat (muffins), Sleep, Run

Posted Nov 10 2011 7:25pm

 

That is pretty much the story of my life right now. My favourite hoody really needs to keep up with the times and add in the word ‘muffin’.

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Clearly I need to add ‘hair washing’ to it, cos if it’s not on the hoody, it’s not in my life.

 

I made THE BEST muffins, if I say so myself. I do love to toot my own horn. Almost as much as I love eating muffins.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Muffins

These muffins are moist and packed with chocolate chunks, but are healthy, perfect for a yummy snack any time.

Vegan, Makes 10 large muffins or 12 regular

  • 1 cup wholewheat spelt flour (or flour of choice)
  • 1 cup oat flour (grind 1 cup oats in a food processor until fine)
  • 1.5 t baking powder + 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t cinnamon + 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice (or ground mixed spice/more cinnamon)
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar or substitute
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin*
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 T nut butter, or oil of choice (unless you have drippy nut butter, you may need to microwave it)
  • ~1/2 cup chocolate chunks

*The 1/2 cup of pumpkin gives a fairly mild pumpkin taste. For a more pronounced flavour,you can try using 3/4 cup pumpkin and reducing the applesauce to 1/4 cup.

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 375F/180C. Line a muffin tray with liners or grease lightly.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flours, baking powder and soda, spices, sugar and salt) together until fully combined.
  3. Add in all the wet ingredients and stir until almost combined
  4. Stir in the chocolate chunks until fully mixed in, being careful not to overmix.
  5. Bake for 19-25 minutes until golden brown, leave to cool on a rack, and ENJOY!

 

I am seriously addicted to muffins. Does muffin rehab exist? I think Tara and I need to be checked in ASAP.

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I even have them as an oatmeal topping! But don’t tell me you wouldn’t want this to start your morning…

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Trust me, it makes your day a GREAT one Smile

 

And fuelled by muffins, I had an amazing run in the evening!

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I am not a sprinter (I think there is about one fast-twitch muscle fibre in my entire body), so these workouts are tough for me, but I know they benefit my running!

 

And now for the sleep part. After that workout, boy do I need it! Did you know people who are “routinely physically active should get between 8.5-9 hours of sleep a night”?

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Um, yeah my 6 hours just aren’t cutting it…! Smile with tongue out So I’m off to get some shut-eye right NOW!

 

What is your biggest food ‘addiction? Muffins for sure. I can’t remember the last day I didn’t have at least one haha!

 

If three words summed up YOUR life, what would they be? Eat MUFFINS, run.

 

Random Q: Do you have any goals you are working on at the moment? My goals for this month include getting over 7 hours of sleep regularly and doing 15 minutes of core work three times a week, because I got a serious telling off from my physio over my not-very-strong core! Smile with tongue out

 

Have an amazing day! TGIF now!

 

P.S. Thank you so much for the wonderful responses to my last post . It means a lot to me!

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