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Grapefruit Topped Muffins

I've been on quite the muffin kick lately, they're pretty much all I ever want to eat! Over the weekend I made a so-so (ok, they were pretty bland) batch of triple berry muffins. As soon as they ran out, I became anxious to try something new, so I turned to  this recipe that I found on A Beautiful Mess. After entering in the ingredients on MFP I decided to (heavily) adapt the recipe into something a little healthier (basically, the only thing I kept were the grapefruit slices, woops!). Perhaps I'll try their original recipe sometime this summer, as it still sounds incredibly yummy!

Grapefruit Topped Muffins
(Makes about 15 muffins)

3/4 c. Whole wheat flour
3/4 c. Unbleached white flour
3/4 c. Unsweetened almond milk
3/4 c. Whole grain oats
1/2 c. Brown sugar
1/2 c. Plain, fat-free greek yogurt
1/4 c. Extra-virgin coconut oil
1/4 c. Raw unflitered honey
1 large egg
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Grapefruits

*Pre-heat oven to 350º
1. Prepare grapefruits by cutting off the peels and slicing into 1/4-1/8 in slices (just like they do on ABM) and make sure to remove any seeds
2. Melt the coconut oil a bit in the microwave so that it mixes well with the other ingredients, 20 seconds ought to do it!
3. Mix coconut oil, sugar, honey, yogurt, and egg in a bowl
4. In a separate bowl mix all of the dry ingredients
5. Add oil/sugar mixture and almond milk to the dry ingredients and mix well
6. Spoon mixture into a greased cupcake tin and fill cups about halfway.
7. Top each cup with a slice of grapefruit (trim the slices if they don't quite fit)
8. Bake for 15-20 minuts, or until you can insert a toothpick and have it come out clean.
9. Remove from oven and try not to eat all of them :)

Calories: 155     Carbs: 26    Fat: 5     Protein: 3     Fiber: 2

On a completely different note, I may have to start taking my food pictures in the bedroom where there is absolutely gorgeous natural light, as opposed to my kitchen with its sad fluorescent glow. As an example, here's my "end of the day haggard" self in my almost magical bedroom window light.

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