It’s so much fun when you get to meet your on line friends in person. I have “known” Heather from The Butterfly Raw Food Weight Loss Facebook and Her The Butterfly Effect Plant Based Weight Loss You Tube for about 3 years. We got to meet last year in Vegas at a conference for the first time. She has released over 300 pounds of unwanted weight! She’s amazing and so inpirational. Then this past weekend she came with Chef AJ and they stayed with Tom and I for the weekend. We had so much fun. First on Saturday night we had a huge potluck with about 30 whole food plant based people. Some we already had met and others we were meeting for the first time in person. It’s so refreshing to be around like minded friends and feel totally accepted. Plus you can eat everything at our potlucks because everyone eats the same way!
Sunday morning Heather wanted to cook something with me. She saw that we had a ton of leftover Hanaha Yams to use up so she suggested we make her Sweet Cherry Berry Oat Muffins. I had all the ingredients on hand and Tom was available to tape us so we made a Facebook Live out of it. Heather and I make a good team in the kitchen and we had a blast making muffins together. These turned out so good – so much flavor and no added sugar – just the fruit. I am sure these would freeze well but honestly we have since eaten them all – didn’t get a chance to freeze any of them. That’s ok because I still have all the ingredients to make these again!
Heather’s Sweet Cherry Berry Oat Muffins
- 1 cup frozen organic cherries – tahwed
- 2 very ripe bananas – peeled
- 1 1/2 cups roasted Hanaha Yams or other sweet potato – roasted and peeled
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds – I like golden flax for it’s mild flavor
- 1 Tablespoon or more Pumpkin Pie Spice – we used 1 1/2 Tablespoons
- 1 1/2 cups frozen organic wild blueberries – keep these frozen
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a silicone muffin pan or parchment liners in a regular muffin pan.
Process the cherries in a food processor until smooth, add the peeled bananas and process until smooth and creamy,add the sweet potatoes and process until smooth, add the ground flax seeds and process until well incorporated. Scrape the mixture into a bowl, add the oats starting with 3 cups and mix it well. If too wet then add the additional cup of oats.
It will be thick, add the pumpkin Pie Spice, stir well to incorporate, stir in the frozen blueberries.
Divide batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups. They will not rise so they are going to come out of the oven in the same shape they go into the oven so be sure and give them a nice rounded muffin top.
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until they are firm to the touch.
Recipe from Heather Goodwin The Butterfly Effect Plant Based Weight Loss You Tube Channel.
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