Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffin + giveaway

Free stuff is good, right?

And yummy breakfast muffins?


Hopefully, you answered yes and yes to the two questions above, because that means that this post is totally perfect for you.

A Single Serving Muffin recipe and a chance to win some tea!

Awesome.


You know the other great thing about today's post?

It could result in the ultimate healthy and delicious breakfast. Tea, which contains antioxidants, and an oatmeal muffin, which contains, well, oats, my favorite breakfast food ever.

So, you see, hidden in this post could very well be the recipe for the perfect morning.  And that is a very valuable recipe, my friends.  I suggest you read on.


Let's get into the details, shall we?

First, the giveaway.

The people from Celestial Seasonings (remember, they're awesome) have kindly supplied 3 boxes of tea and a cute little teapot.  Those gifts will go out to one lucky person.


(oh, look, peach blossom is a flavor. I wonder what you could do with that... )

The giveaway is now closed.

Congratulations to Gena, our winner!

Gena, please contact me at beautiful.food.lover(at)gmail(dot)com within a week with your shipping information.  If you do not do so, a new winner will be selected.  Thanks!


Now, onto the yummy stuff.

You don't have to wait 2 weeks for this delcious breakfast (thank god), you can whip it up in just 2 minutes!


Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffin
(makes 1 serving)
  • 3 tbsp old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp flaxmeal
  • 1 tbsp whole wheat flour (or protein powder)
  • 1 or 2 tsp sugar (When I made this for breakfast, I left out the sugar all together)
  • pinch baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 bag Celestial Seasonings Apple Cinnamon Tea (any type of tea should work.  I made a cherry flavored muffin too, and it was delicious)
  • 4-5 tbsp water
Mix together oats, flaxmeal, flour, sugar, and baking powder in a small bowl.  Add in half the contents of the tea bag (actually open it up and pour in the leaves, as this adds tons of flavor) and mix again.  Pour in vanilla extract and water and stir well.  Spray a small microwave safe dish or ramekin and pour batter in.  Microwave for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until muffin is firm to the touch.  Let cool before trying to remove from dish.  Top with whipped cream or fruit and enjoy!


Alright guys, that's it for today.

Enter the giveaway, make a muffin, and have a wonderful day :)


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30 comments:

  1. I would make a pitch of Brewed tea, put some ice and fresh fruits!
    And I would use the teapot for a "me tea time" at night.
    :)

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    1. Sounds delicious. Iced tea is one my favorite drinks, but I've never tried it with fruit. I'll have to give it a try soon!

      And thanks for entering the giveaway! Good luck!

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  2. I'm following you on Pinterest (Andrea Celesia)

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  3. I just followed you on Pinterest. Linda White

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  4. Also following you on Google+ Linda White

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  5. I would take the teapot to work and share with my coworkers! Linda White

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    1. How generous of you :) I'm sure now all of your coworkers want you to win!

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  6. I love steeping tea, and then adding it as my liquied to protein smoothies! Green tea would taste amazing in a protein shake, and the peach would be great in a vanilla and cinnamon-themed one! (A pinch of xantham gum makes for the ideal thickness).

    -Gabrielle
    (gpedriani@gmail.com)

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    1. Oh my, you had my mouth watering with the idea of a vanilla cinnamon peach shake! Mind if I possible steal that flavor combination from you? It sounds delish.

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  7. I'd steep the tea. Baking with it seems intimidating for some reason... Although the best coffee cake I've ever made was with chai tea in it. Hmm.....

    Sarabeara

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    1. I'll admit I'm I bet scared to try it in real baking (as in, in the oven). The only recipes I've tried are made in the microwave... I think I will have to change that soon. Maybe a coffee cake is a good place to start :)

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  8. Hmm as in I may have to try this :)

    Sarabeara
    evolpeej@gmail.com

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  9. My roommates and I love to enjoy tea together. I would throw a "high tea" party and experiment making biscuits (I'm thinking green tea cookies with caraway seeds!) and scones with the tea, then brew a pot to share!

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    1. Sounds fun! Your roomates are a lucky bunch to have to around, thinking up stuff like hat.

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  10. I'd add fresh grated ginger to the teas!

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    1. I love fresh ginger, so adding it to tea sounds alike a great idea

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  11. I've been wanting to make tea cupcakes forever!

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    1. Sounds yummy to me! Actually, anything involving cupcakes sounds yummy... :)

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  12. Oh, and I follow you on Pinterest. :]

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  13. Let it cool and add it to a smoothie.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Totally awesome idea. I tried it once and it was so yummy. I think it really adds a lot of flavor to a smoothie.

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  14. I'd make iced tea!

    spgoddess55(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. I'm obsessed with iced tea at the moment. It's my favorite drink!

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    1. My email is sonia_popsicle@yahoo.com

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  16. I would drink it with honey and soak in the bath tub!

    Sonia
    Sonia_popsicle@yahoo.com

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    1. That is the definition of relaxing! Now I want a bath...

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