Wednesday, March 20, 2013

You're Never Gonna Believe This! {Wednesday Wins}

I'll bet you'd never be able to guess what my Wednesday Win is for this week! 

I just ran a mile!!!  Without stopping!!!  In nine minutes!!!  Yeah, really!!!

O my gosh!  I am so pumped right now!  (For those of you who don't know, that will have been my first all running mile since my freshman year of high school... 10 years ago!)  So, yeah, that's pretty awesome!  I went out for the run tonight and thought, eh, let's see if I can do this.  And I did!  I'm so proud!  Can't you tell?!

So, if that's not a Wednesday Win, then I just don't know what is!

So anyway, you've had to wait a while for another recipe, so I'll throw this one in here too!  I just made these muffins on Sunday (or maybe Monday, I can't really remember).  And they are TO DIE FOR!!!

AND... They're healthy!  Wow!  Double whammy!  I originally found this recipe on Six Sisters' Stuff, but I've seen it several other places too.  I'm not sure who came up with the original recipe, but someone should find them and give them a medal!

The recipe said to make 24 muffins (and they would be 58 calories each), but I only got 18 from the batter.  So, the calories per muffin will depend on how big you want your muffins to be!  (With my 18 muffins, they were about 75 calories per.)

Healthy Double Chocolate Muffins
Adapted from Six Sisters' Stuff
(Makes 12-24 muffins)
 
Ingredients:
1-3/4 cup old fashioned oats
3 egg whites
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or regular plain low fat yogurt)
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water
1 cup sugar substitute
1/2 cup chocolate chips  (I always use milk chocolate.)

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with FOIL cupcake liners, or spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.  ***Do NOT use regular cupcake liners unless you like licking your muffins off of them.
  • In a blender (or food processor), mix all of the ingredients together, except for the chocolate chips. Blend until oats are ground and mixture is smooth.
  • Divide batter into muffin tins.  How full you fill the tins will decide how big your muffins will be.  Then, distribute the chocolate chips on top of each muffin.
  • Bake muffins in the 350 degree oven for about 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow muffins to cool before removing from pan.
  • Try not to eat them all in one sitting!!!
 So, moral of the story:  go bake these muffins right now!

Do you have any Wednesday Wins to share?!  I'd love to hear about them!

3 comments:

  1. looks yummy! I love chocolate.

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