I’ve had my Impatient Pants on for the last week. Actually, they prefer to be called Impatient Slacks. They take themselves pretty seriously.
See, I have plans for 2009.
I put on my Impatient Pants and wrote every single one of those well crafted plans down.
Some of those plans are pure Joy the Baker silliness. Take, for example, task number thirty two: learn a new Michael Jackson dance move. This is not to be outdone by task number thirty seven: make a friendship bracelet for all of my friends.
Those are plans that my Impatient Pants can get behind… they do like to have a good time.
When it’s time to get down to business my Impatient Pants can work a number on my brain. Task number one is to grow Joy the Baker into a confetti spouting, money making, baking extravaganza, which directly leads into task number three: move up to the bay area to be closer to people that I adore (the orange on the right… don’t get it twisted) . Incidentally, task number two? Eat more brownies… obviously.
Brownies aside, I’m totally impatient these days. I can barely stand myself! These big tasks aren’t just going to happen overnight though. It’s a journey, right?
The solution to my current impatience seems pretty simple. Take a deep breath, throw my Impatient Pants in the hamper, sit down, shut up and eat a muffin.
While I’m at it, I might just enjoy my life exactly as it is right now. Even if it’s not precisely where I want it to be at the moment, I’m going to remind myself that I’m living the good life. Muffins: low fat, whole grain muffins make that life even better. Fact.
Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins
These beauties are surprisingly moist and delicious. I say this with the utmost respect and admiration for butter and fat. These are the kind of muffins that make you feel good about yourself and your morning. Really. Yea… good stuff. They’re whole grain, oat filled and fruit studded. Dreamy!
Makes 12-15 muffins
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/4 cups oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 tbsp canola oil (I used the almond oil I had on hand)
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper cases or spray with nonstick cooking spray. I simple greased and floured a muffin pan, saving the paper.
In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a medium bowl combine applesauce, buttermilk, sugar, oil and egg. Make a well in dry ingredients and add applesauce mixture. Stir until just moist. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake for 16-18 minutes.