CHEATER MUFFINS

No time to spare in the morning?  If you're like me, I need
something to eat that is portable.  I also give these to my
daughter for breakfast, she loves them, they're healthy,
yummy of course and fun to make together.

Instructions:

Buy a package of Quaker muffin mix, I like the low-fat
Oatmeal and low-fat Bran mixes best, the others seem a bit
rubbery.  Follow the directions on the package but throw in
these bits and pieces to give the muffins substance,
otherwise they are very unsatisfying.  Also, always mash
up a banana or two and add it in to the mix, if you do this
you may need to cut back on the water a bit, but you will
have nice moist muffins.

Use these add ins for approximately half of the
package:                      
  • a tablespoon or two of flax seeds for some omega
    action
  •  1/3 cup raisins, dried cranberries, or frozen/ fresh
    blueberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (skip if you like, but just a
    chip or two makes the muffin sing!)

When I don't have add ins I put a blob of jam on top of
each muffin, it get's candied as it cooks, tasty with the
oatmeal muffins