GF, Sugar free, wheat free Banana Oat Chocolate chip Muffins

  
🎯These came out of the oven tonight and all I can say is I was pretty sure of three things:1. God made them 😜…

2. You don’t ever need a “cupcake” again. 

3. I had to share them immediately with you. 

These are 100% CLEAN, FAST, Gluten free, SIMPLE and totally gym rat approved- I swear. 

Go. Make. These. 

So much for freezing them, we are inhaling them. 

πŸ”ΆGF, No sugar, wheat free, Banana Chocolate Chip MuffinsπŸ”Ά 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

πŸ”² 4 medium ripe bananas 

πŸ”² 1 cup oats -(grind one cup of whole oats- just  place them in the blender to make oat flour)

πŸ”² 1/3 cup whole oats (left whole, not ground)

πŸ”² 1/4 cup almond butter 

πŸ”² 3 eggs (room temp)

πŸ”² 1 tbsp raw local honey 

πŸ”² 1 tsp cinnamon

πŸ”² 1 tsp baking soda

πŸ”² 1 tsp baking powder 

πŸ”² 1 tsp vanilla 

πŸ”² 2 pinches of salt 

πŸ”² 1/3 cup of dark chocolate chips 

πŸ”² Handful of walnuts 

1. Mix everything EXCEPT for the 1/3 cup of WHOLE oats and 1/3 cup of chocolate chips together, until creamy. 

2. Stir in whole oats and chocolate chips. 

3. Fill muffin tins to 3/4 way full using ice cream scoop (my utensil of choice) 

4. Place a few chocolate chips and whole walnut on top. 

Note: If you choose liners (I did for decoration purposes only, spray them so they don’t stick as much to the paper.) You can also use muffin liners in silicone, or just silicone, metal, or use parchment paper(my personal fav but more time consuming.) *If you’re strict GF, use Bob’s Red Mill GF oats. 

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 15- 20 min’s. Place on cooling rack and drool 😝
These were a shot in the dark🎯, I made it up as I went, but YUM! Ur welcome 😁😘

FEEL FREE to substitute dark chocolate chips with blueberries, cranberries and an assortment of other things. This base can be used for adding a variety of things. It’s that good! 

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Second batch I used silicone and LOVED it! They take a bit longer to cook- 20+ minutes at 350 degrees until a knife comes out cleanish πŸ˜‰   
 

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Prescription drug use increases to 60-70% of Americans. (Ridiculous!)

  
A study published in the November 3, 2015, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that nearly 3 in 5 American adults used prescription medication. According to the study, this represents the highest level in U.S. history.

In this study, researchers reviewed prescription drug use data for nearly 38,000 adults ages 20 and older. They concluded that the percentage of American adults using prescription medications rose from 51% in 1999, to 59% by 2012. Additionally, the percentage of Americans using 5 or more medications almost doubled, rising from 8% to 15% in that same time frame.The researchers considered and ruled out the aging population as a reason for the increased drug usage. Elizabeth D. Kantor, PhD., formerly of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, now at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, could not identify a clear factor for the increase, stating in a Reuters interview, “For example, we know that older adults tend to take more medications than younger adults, and so we’d expect prescription drug use to increase as the U.S. population ages. She continued, “…something beyond the aging of the U.S. population appears to be driving the increase in prescription drug use.”
The numbers of people taking prescription drugs may not be totally accurate. In a prior study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings in July of 2013, it was estimated that 68.1 percent of the population were using prescription medications.
One possible explanation is that only the United States and New Zealand allow direct to consumer advertising of prescription drugs. In 2000, the drug companies spent $2.5 billion on direct to consumer advertising of prescription drugs. By 2014, that figure rose to $4.53 billion dollars.
Much of the increase in prescription usage is for treating conditions such as depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and several other conditions that can be related to lifestyle choices.
In a November 4, 2015, CBS News story on this issue, Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, noted that living a healthy lifestyle would prevent most of the problems for which these drugs are being used. He pointed out the contradiction by saying, “Consider the irony. Here in the U.S., we aggressively peddle foods that propagate illness, and drugs to treat the illness that ensues. ‘Big Food’ and ‘Big Pharma’ are the winners — we and our families, the losers.”