Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Trick AND Treat Wednesday

Yep, that was pretty much how my day went. Full of tricks and treats!No complaints here, it was a good prep day for Sunday (Halloween), haha!

  • The hubs alarm goes off 20 minutes earlier today, 4:25am to be exact. TRICK!!
  • I feel back asleep until 5:15am- TREAT, seriously a TREAT!
  • I procrastinated getting my run started because a cold and dark. TRICK!
  • The sun came out fast and warmed up the trails. TREAT!!!
  • For some reason I thought it was Thursday and rushed to get HEALTHY BITES made for Thursday customers. TRICK!
  • Since I made all my orders in advance, I had a little extra time to get in some Recovery Yoga. TREAT!!
  • Got stuck on the phone with the insurance company trying to add on a different dental plan. TRICK!!
  • This resulted in some baking therapy and a really good TREAT!!

Trick AND Treat Corn Muffins

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Yes, I said trick AND treat, not OR treat. WHY? Because these muffins trick you with a hidden vegetable yet treat you with Nutella and Marshmallows. YUM!

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(pic above- batter before oven baked)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cornmeal (yellow or blue. I used blue).
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 3/4 cup cubed butternut squash. Fresh or frozen will work
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extra
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder (33grams)- OPTIONAL
  • 1/2 packet of Sugar Free Vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup marshmallows
  • Nutella
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. oil (I used coconut)

Directions:

Blend pecans and squash together in food processor or blender. Once smooth, transfer into a bowl and add in the other wet ingredients. Set aside. Then combine all your dry ingredients (minus the marshmallows and nutella).  Slowly add your dry ingredients into your wet ingredient bowl. Use a beater or stir the batter until thick and smooth. Then fold in your marshmallows. Fill 8 large or 10 small muffin cups half way with batter, then add a couple teaspoons of nutella in the middle of each muffin batter. There should be enough batter left to fill the top of each muffin. The nutella is now stuffed in the middle of the batter for each muffin.  Bake at 350F for 22-25 minutes.

ENJOY your Treat!

TOTAL SCORE- Tricks 4, Treats 5! TREATFUL WEDNESAY it is!

Hope your day was full of TREATS too. Smile, its almost Friday now!

Cheers,

LC

P.S.

GO RANGERS!!!!!!

18 comments:

Bre said...

I would cry if my alarm went off at 4:25 and should have gone off at 4:45!
Trick or treat muffins= awesome! :)
Hope that thursday is full of treats too!

Viviane said...

Love your trick and treat post Lindsay! And thanks for reminding me that it's almost Friday, can't wait for the weekend! whoohoo!!

Kristina @ spabettie said...

awesome, you're ahead of the game - TREAT !

I have to get up super early tomorrow... (my normal time is 5) *trick*

these muffins look SO GOOD.

SSB said...

nutella? yum! I almost bought some the other day, but decided not to. But now I have a reason.

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I'm with Bre - if my alarm went off that early and it didn't need to I'd hurt someone! Fun post and glad it ended up more treats than tricks!

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said...

Recovery Yoga definitely is a treat! So are those muffins : d

april said...

I know what you mean about getting to sleep in! Ha!!

Those muffins look so neat!

Nichole said...

I LOVE This post - what a fun, cute style. Very cute:)

This recipe would be a lovely partner to my chili.

ktbwood said...

Love this! These muffins look AWEEEEESOME! As does everything else that you always make! have a great HALLOWEEN weekend!!! almost there!

Allie said...

Healthy and involves nutella!?! I'm in :)

Steph said...

1) Yum
2) I need the Rangers to win. Seriously.If they win, I can claim my game 5 ticket
3) I'll be coming through Austin (to go to San Marcos) in two weeks and Daily Juice is on my to-do list when I travel back home :)

Shannon said...

hehe, the fact that it was wednesday yesterday was a trick... totally thought it was thursday! those muffins look great :)

Clean Eating Chelsey said...

Those look seriously delicious - I <3 those muffins!

allieksmith said...

Recovery yoga is the best :) What a creative post too! Nutella is one of my favorite things everrrrr!

Chuck said...

I love that there is butternut squash and marshmallows in that recipe! I can't wait to try it. I love "baking" with protein poweder- I find its a great way to add healthy consistency and flavor.

What were the results of your wine poll?

Katherine said...

I would cry if my alarm went off before 5:30 period...I am not an early riser. Sorry for your many ups and downs and tricks and treats. Hope today is all treats!

Katherine said...

I would cry if my alarm went off before 5:30 period...I am not an early riser. Sorry for your many ups and downs and tricks and treats. Hope today is all treats!

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birth said...

Recovery Yoga definitely is a treat! So are those muffins : d