Solid nutrition starts with one soft bite of a whole wheat oatmeal cranberry muffin.
Making healthy lifestyle choices improves ones own wellbeing as well as the environment. There are countless diets that support green living, and can be of benefit for those who are willing and ready to make a change for the betterment of society. The Travel Animal Doctor blog focuses mainly on vegan and vegetarian diets in order to heal the biology of the Earth, the body, and the mind. However, there are many other lifestyle choices that can be explored, employed to make a conscious attempt to right the wrongs of an unjust civilization.
This whole wheat oatmeal cranberry muffins recipe is rich with healthy nutrients that offer unimaginable dietary value.
- 2 TBSP flaxseed oil
- 1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
- 1 1/4 c. oats
- 1 large egg
- 1 c. applesauce (unsweetened)
- 3/4 c. freeze dried or frozen cranberries
- 1/2 c. buttermilk
- 1/2 c. raw coconut sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
Although this list of dry ingredients were dry prior to baking, do not be fooled by how moist these whole wheat oatmeal cranberry muffins become once baked.
- Spray cooking spray or place muffin lining into a 12 c. muffin pan.
- Measure out dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Add applesauce into the middle of the dry ingredients.
- Measure and whisk all wet ingredients thoroughly in a medium mixing bowl.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients until dough is moistened.
- Mix berries in, thoroughly mixing the cranberries within the muffins.
- Distribute the muffin cups evenly in the muffin tray.
- Bake oatmeal cranberry muffins 17 minutes.
“Hungry? Why wait?” A snickers bar commercial has nothing on one of these wholesome whole wheat oatmeal cranberry muffins.
For a full scope of energetic and nutritional value, have fun replacing ingredients with similar and unique flavors. This whole wheat oatmeal cranberry muffin recipe allows one to select ones own oils, sugars, and fruits in order for the baker to make healthful and productive decisions in the kitchen.
Buttermilk and the egg need not be utilized if one has chosen to pursue a vegan lifestyle. A homemade vegan buttermilk can be made in the following way:
- 1/2 TBSP white vinegar (or lemon juice)
- 1/2 c. almond milk (or other vegan milk preference)
- Combine milk and white vinegar OR lemon juice in small bowl.
- Stir and let sit until milk curdles. (about 5 minutes)
- Use in place of buttermilk.
Vegan egg replacements are also readily available in health food stores nationwide. The neategg brand is just one example of a soy free, non-GMO, gluten free vegan choice that is readily available at natural health food stores or Amazon.
There are many other lifestyle choices available to those who are ready and willing to change their diets in order to create a passionate movement towards a better tomorrow. Freegans battle food waste by independently contacting restaurants and supermarkets in order to resolve incomplete company protocol and reduce food waste. These movement makers take food that is close to the expiration date to food kitchens or to families in need, before it is thrown out into dumpsters. The paleo diet can be utilized in order for individuals to seek meat from grass-fed and free-range food sources. Finally individuals who want to maintain a diet that helps to reduce the carbon footprint and improve personal health follow the meatless monday protocol. This diet allows for ease of transition into a long-term goal to improve one’s health on a larger environmental scale.