Muffins

Biggest Loser's Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins

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This recipe comes from my sister Kristen- her and her friends in Missouri put together a cookbook of their favorite recipes and I found this little treasure in there. Since we start our 8 Week Challenge tomorrow, I whipped up a batch of these and plan on keeping them in the freezer. By now you have probably figured out that I am a junk food junkie, so I am hoping that these muffins will help fill my sugar void while I compete with my sisters and YOU (join our 8 Week Challenge Facebook group!) to

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Bowl One:
2 cups rolled oats
2 1/2 cups milk (I used skim)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup dried cranberries (I used craisins)

Bowl Two:
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups Splenda (you could substitute sugar)
4 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cup canola oil

Bowl Three:
2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/3 cups walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add bowl one to bowl two and mix well. Add to bowl three and mix just enough to moisten (you don't want to overmix these!). Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake for about 20...
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Nutritions

Calories
311

Sodium
179mg
7% DV

Fat
8g
13% DV

Protein
6g
13% DV

Carbs
48g
16% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV

Skip store-bought cans, because you can't beat the sweet, savory and smoky taste of homemade baked beans with bacon and molasses. The old-fashioned beans cook slowly in the oven for hours, developing a rich, thick sauce. Baked beans from scratch are the perfect side dish for your next cookout or potluck, and a simple lunch or dinner entrée when paired with cornbread or Boston brown bread!

1 lb. dried navy or Great Northern beans
1/2 lb. bacon
1 medium onion
1/2 c ketchup
3/4 c molasses
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 t dry mustard
2 c chicken broth
kosher salt and black pepper
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  • Place beans in a large bowl or pot. Cover with water by 2 inches. Cover and let stand overnight. Drain and rinse the beans.
  • Place the beans in a large pot and cover with fresh water (about 1...
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Nutritions

Calories
461

Sodium
983mg
40% DV

Fat
12g
19% DV

Protein
13g
26% DV

Carbs
73g
24% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV