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Strawberry Coconut Muffins

 

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Did you know that muffins could be an ultimate life changer? Well, they can. They can bring a little sweet minglin’ and a little spice to your love life.

Let me explain. We are going to take a trip back a few years ago… one woman, Rosie, was taking one man, Alex, delicious coconut muffins.

Rosie and I met Alex one crazy college summer. After meeting him, we instantly  thought he was a cool guy.  Alex was on his way to California to spend time in the Peace Corps when he stopped in our college town. I assume after realizing how fun Arkansas (and us) could be, he decided to just live and work there for the summer before he continued on to California. In the meantime, Rosie and Alex became a little exclusive… One of their first hang outs, she decided to bake him something sweet. What can be sweeter, than a beautiful woman bringing a delicious batch of muffins to a man? Food speaks to the heart too, you know?

Little did you know, these coconut muffins did the trick. They lit a spark in the now married Hunts. I would like to say, that I, as the best friend of Rosie, played a key role in the matchmaking too. I always say that I, solely Loghan,  knew from the very beginning they were a match made in heaven. Here are a few reasons why I knew Rosie & Alex were meant to be:  They are both adventurers, they share a love for being outdoors, hiking, running, writing, helping people,  and I mustn’t forget… cookies. But, I guess I cannot take ALL the credit, (as much as I would like), because these coconut muffins along with Rosie’s heart, wooed Alex from the beginning and little did he know, he would never turn down Rosie’s cooking again.

 

What honor I have to share with you THE coconut muffin recipe that brought two of my favorite love birds together..

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Only this time… With a strawberry twist!

 

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Strawberry Coconut Muffins
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  1. Blend eggs, butter, sugar, salt and vanilla.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl, Then whisk into batter until there are no lumps.
  3. Stir 1/2 cup strawberries with batter. (Save remaining strawberries to place on top of the batter before baking.)
  4. Pour batter and strawberry mixture into greased muffin tin.
  5. Sprinkle extra strawberries and flaked coconut on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes
  6. For mini muffins. Bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes
  7. Enjoy!
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B “oats”

Banana Oats Breakfast

I’ve struggled with stomach issues for years. I’ve tried countless things such as swapping my diet. I tried being a vegan, eating gluten free & dairy free, taking supplements, and trying different probiotics (kombucha/water kefir). You name it, I tried it.

Not a lot of huge changes were made until last September when I learned about a program called Whole30. It is 30 days of stripping away processed junk and eating real food. Things that don’t have a long exhausted ingredient list you can’t pronounce half the words on. The thing I love about Whole30 is there aren’t any gimmicky products you have to buy or hoaky supplements you have to take along the way. Only real food!

A month later, a book later, and a slight commitment to a group of friends who were also embarking on Whole30, my husband, Alex,  and I began. Unashamed, I admit that we failed miserably. We made it a week. We had a wedding to go to in Chattanooga where we were going to see lots of our close college friends (not a great time to be on a super strict eating regimen). On the way, we got in a miniscule fight, almost ran out of gas, and blew a head gasket on our car (of course).

At 2 in the morning, when we finally reached our friend’s house, Alex and I were rolling around on our air mattress laughing at all the unfortunate events of the night and discussing what we were going to do about Whole30. My husband knew he was doomed to crack. I had planned ahead and made us meals we could eat. Worked hard for hours in the kitchen before hand. But then it happened. I pleaded. We had already spent money and precious time. We had come too far. But at 2 in the morning and with too many good friends to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner with for two days, we made the decision to stop. Our friends were more important at the time.

It wasn’t far into completely alleviating food groups from our diet, that I started to feel different. I began to see the food I viewed as “healthy” wasn’t really all that healthy after all. Eating the “healthy” stuff was having more of a negative impact than I could have anticipated too. That week is when I began to make a shift in my lifestyle of food choices. I was beginning to understand what foods help me function at my best. This summer, I will be doing Whole30 again with my best friend and blogging partner. Stay tuned. Maybe you’ll want to do it with us. The whole thing too. 😉 Whew! Now that I’ve got that off my chest we can talk about more important things: BOATS. During our short time doing Whole30, I discovered something I’ll never be able to give up.

Boats-Single

I prefer to called them B“oats” a.k.a. Banana Oats OR Banana Oats And Tasty Stuff. Because who is going to want to call them Paleo oats? Or Whole30 oats? Or better yet, fake oats?

I can’t get enough of these! They’re quick and a great excuse to use up all those ripe bananas you’ve got sitting around.

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Banana Oats (Whole 30, Paleo)
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  1. In a small bowl, mash the bananas.
  2. Scramble the eggs in with the bananas.
  3. On medium to high heat, add 1tsp coconut oil to a nonstick pan
  4. Pour the banana mixture into the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes
  5. Add toppings: almond butter, nuts, strawberries (or fresh fruit of choice), chocolate chips, maple syrup, or any thing else that's tasty!
Recipe Notes

*For  Chocolate B"oats" add 2 tsp of cocoa powder and mix with the eggs and bananas.

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