You just never know what random things will have a major impact on your life, something you never saw coming, something that makes each and every day a little better. My sister swears by bra fittings and eyebrow threading: I add to the list good socks.
Good socks, my friends, are something I never had until recently, when my husband bought socks for me. The man knows his socks. Expensive sport socks being his sock of choice, he naturally assumed I would want the same. He didn’t know I’d been wearing 10-pairs-for-5-dollars socks from Walmart all this time. Seriously, invest in some good socks. My feet are so supported, so comfy, so perfectly-temperatured, and they definitely look smaller and thinner. Magic socks!
Now he tells ME that all he wants for Father’s Day are some really good socks, and I know what he means. But he wants “dressy” socks, socks that can be worn with suit pants, socks that stay up and don’t scrunch down, and socks with stripes that say, “I’m still fun”. WHERE can I find socks like this?! Please help!
As fuel for the search, only healthy, hearty muffins will do.If you have yet to try chia seeds, they’re up there with good socks – you need to get some. They add fibre, protein, and Omega-3s to food and smoothies, they can be mixed with water to substitute for an egg (1 Tbsp chia to 3 Tbsp water – let sit 5 minutes), they set fresh berries into absolutely perfect 5-minute jam, they feature in my family’s absolute favourite muffin, and it’s just fun to say ch-ch-ch-CHIA!
To be clear, I do not support the current chia seed pudding trend, but then, I’ve never supported any pudding trend of any kind. <gags>
If you don’t have chia seeds, you can definitely still make these muffins and have them turn out great – and they’re still packed with health benefits from the fibre cereal and raspberries! Our whole family loved these, especially warm, and I love having another muffin recipe that’s more health than cupcake and keeps me full for more than 7.4 minutes.
So for today, good socks and chia seeds. It’s the little things in life, right?
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup fibre/bran cereal (the one that looks like rabbit food :))
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 6 oz (approx 1½ cups) fresh or frozen raspberries
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or grease well.
- Whisk egg, milk and sugar in large bowl until smooth, then stir in cereal. Set aside to let cereal soak.
- In medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chia seeds. Gently toss in raspberries - the flour coating helps prevent soggy muffins and means they won't all sink to the bottom of the batter.
- Add dry ingredients to cereal/milk mixture and stir gently just until combined. Immediately divide batter over 12 muffin cups and bake for 19-21 minutes, until tops are browned and firm to the touch.
- Let cool 5 minutes before removing to rack to cool completely. Best served warm, these also freeze and reheat well!
Laurie McCallom says
Just made these muffins excellent my curiosity is calorie and fat content
These muffins turned out extremely well. I was worried that there was no butter in them but they were very moist and tasty. Definitely will make these again! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
When I went to remake them awhile ago I actually worried I had forgotten the butter when typing out the recipe, I was nervous too! They definitely don’t need it :)
Haha, I know what you mean about the socks. It isn’t until I get a taste of how nice luxurious “gift” socks feel, then all of my other socks feel like burlap bags.
And these muffins look so delicious! I loveeee a recipe with chia!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
Totally going to make these for breakfast sometime soon… cannot wait! Love me some raspberries!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
My husband is the same way with socks! Maybe we should go shopping together! ;)
Love these muffins, Anna!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Haha. My husband buys expensive socks and I’m happy with my 10 for $5 Wal-Mart socks. But if you really think they’re different, I’ll try the fancy socks. ;)
And these muffins look great! Love that they’re whole grain :)
All the cool kids wear stripey socks from a store call Jack & Jones. Happy shopping!