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ALMOND APPLE MUFFINS

Yield: 15 Muffins
From: Taste of Home - Simple & Delicious Magazine

1 C    All-purpose flour
¾ C    Whole wheat flour
¼ C    Sugar
¼ C    Packed brown sugar
3 tsp    Baking powder
¾ tsp    Ground cinnamon
½ tsp    Salt
1 lg    Egg
1¼ C    2% Milk
⅓ C    Creamy almond butter
2 Tbsp    Canola oil
1 tsp    Vanilla extract
1 med    Apple, peeled & chopped fine
½ C    Slivered almonds, divided

Preheat oven to 400˚F. Whisk the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, whisk egg, milk, almond butter, oil, and vanilla until blended. Add to flour mixturel stir until moistened. Fold in apple and 1/4 cup of almonds. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. 
Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.

Wheat Berry Salad

From: Taste of Home
Serves: 6

1½ C       Wheat berries
2             Celery ribs, finely chopped
½ C        Dried cherries, chopped
½ C        Chopped walnuts, toasted*
1 Tbsp    Dried Parsley
1             Green onion, chopped
 

3 Tbsp   Olive oil
2 Tbsp   Lemon juice
¼ tsp    Salt
¼ tsp    Pepper
Mixed salad greens (optional)

Place wheat berries in a saucepan; add water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, about 1 hour or until tender. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Cool completely.

Add the next 5 ingredients to wheat berries. In a small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper until blended; add to salad and toss to coat. If desired, serve over mixed greens.


*to toast walnuts: bake in a shallow pan in a 350˚ oven for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

OVERNIGHT STEEL-CUT OATS (Slow Cooker)

Serves: 4-6

2 C     Steel-cut oats
3 C     Water
3 C     Milk
1 tsp   Salt
1/4 C  Ground flaxseed (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a lightly greased slow cooker. Cover and heat on low 6-8 hours (or overnight).

TOPPING/MIX IN IDEAS:
Strawberries, honey, maple syrup, bananas, apples, hemp hearts, peanut butter, coconut, granola, figs, chocolate chips, raisins, cranberries, cinnamon, brown sugar, yogurt, the sky is the limit!