February 12, 2009

And the winners were chosen.....

BY GRUMPY! This afternoon I told Grumpy I needed to do a random pick of winners for the Yo-Plus giveaway. He wanted to pick, so this is what I did. I numbered each entry (any comments left after 4 pm EST on Friday were not included). I asked Grumpy to choose 3 numbers between 1 & 50. He chose the following numbers:

#1
Barbara Bakes said...The granola looks yummy and I'll have to give the yogurt a try.

#37
Anonymous
said...Love granola and yogurt!
My tip is to cut out all sugary drinks. I don't drink soda at all any more. If I want something fizzy, I have a seltzer. Also, I have really cut back on my consumption of bottled juice. I try to eat fresh fruit instead. If I do drink fruit juice, I cut it in 1/2 or 1/3 with water.
imryan23

and #44
Katy said...
Your granola looks fab!


He had these reasons for each number choice:
#1 was on the ball and really wanted to win, so they deserved to win
#37 was chosen because that is how old he is
#44 was chosen because he likes double d's and D is the 4th letter of the alphabet therefore #44 (and in his words he's a pig)

I almost didn't want to type that last reason in. It makes me really go red in the face! I guess I have to say...he's a guy....what can we expect? (rolling my eyes here!)

Congrats to the winners and I think you are going to be VERY PLEASED with your prize!
************************************************************************************A couple days ago I received an email from my friend Laura of The Spiced Life and a SU message from my friends at Hugging the Coast....they both were the bearers of some exciting news for me! Amanda of My Finds Online had listed my blog as one of the top 25 blogs for 2009! Thank you so much for noticing me Amanda and for the honor of being listed as a top blog!


One of our grad students has been pestering me for a while now to bring muffins into the office. This started back when I was on my brownie kick and I had to tell him, I just wasn't in the mood for muffins! He smartly told me I needed to get in the mood for muffins! Hmm, what is it with these kids? ;-)

I had been eying a recipe from the recent Healthy Cooking magazine for a pumpkin muffin that called for cinnamon chips and finally, yesterday morning I decided I had enough time to throw them together before I went into the office. Its funny, word gets out fast when I have brought food into the office! One of the professors came in and said she was there to get a muffin before they were gone (she saw one of the other profs walk by her office with a muffin! lol).

These muffins are moist and yummy with the cinnamon and chocolate chips. I had never made my own oat flour before, but with the gift of my food processor from my wonderful daughter in law, I actually was able to make my own oat flour with whole oats when I saw the recipe called for it! I'm really pleased with how these turned out and I love the cinnamon chips!


Double-Chip Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins
Healthy Cooking, March 2009

1 can (15 oz) solid-pack pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup canola oil
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oat flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup cinnamon baking chips (I used mini cinnamon chips)
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Topping: (I skipped this part entirely because I was in a hurry and totally missed it in the recipe! It certainly did not take away from the muffin by skipping it.)
1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a large bowl, beat the first seven ingredients until well blended. Comgine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture until blended. Stir in chips.

Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use foil liners (I used paper liners); fill 2/3 full with batter. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.

Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

This recipe yields 24 regular sized muffins.

Nutrition facts: 1 muffin equals
174 calories
6 grams fat
164 mg sodium
2 grams fiber
WW Points: 4

23 comments:

  1. Yippee! I love being a winner! Congrats on being a top blog! The muffins look a must try. Thanks!!!

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  2. LOL, Cathy, Grumpy say's don't hate him for being a guy. ;o) He IS bad though. Hmm, probably why I'm so attracted to him....the BAD BOY!

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  3. Congrats to the winners!! Cinnamon chips are soooooo yummy! I bet their great with Pumpkin!

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  4. Oh that Grumpy. He's just adorable! :D (Wait, I keep saying that.)

    Congrats to the winners. The muffins look great.

    +Jessie
    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

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  5. Congrats to the winners. The muffins look marvelous!

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  6. Congrats on the blogging honor! The muffins sound REALLY good! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Wow I love the combo of chocolate AND cinnamon chips!!! Lovely idea! :)

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  8. I absolutely adore cinnamon chips... have several bags of them in my pantry and have been wondering what to do w/ them. Was thinking cookies... but muffins sound wonderful too!!

    Congrats on being a top blog!

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  9. You know that I love my pumpkin treats! Congrats on the honor!

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  10. i'm glad you finally gave in and made muffins! chocolate and pumpkin are one of the best combinations! can't wait to try these!

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  11. Shelby, congratulations on making the top 25! WAY TO GO! The muffins are now on my "to do" list... Kathye

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  12. Congrats to the winners. I have a couple of awards for you if you can stop by my blog and pick them up. Of course, they aren't as good as the top 25 award! Great job Shelby!!!

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  13. HoneyB, congratulations on your Top 25 achievement. Way to go, Friend!!!

    And I am so excited about about being one of our winners. Grumpy is naughty but nice. Sweetie-Pi had quite a chuckle over Grumpy's rationale!

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  14. I wish I could have one with my coffee in the morning...they look delicious Shelby.

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  15. These muffins look FABulous!!! LOVE pumpkin!

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  16. Shelby congrats that you're at top 25 blogs for 2009!
    Adorable muffins I'd like them for my breakfast :D

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  17. These muffins look incredible and so moist. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. mmmmmmm pumpkin muffins are my favorite!!! love love love them!

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  19. These look awesome--I love cinnamon chips with pumpkin!

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  20. THese look amazing! I have everything bu thte cinnamon chips so as soon as I grab those I'll have to make them!

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