Apricot Walnut Oatmeal Muffins

Apricot Walnut Oatmeal Muffins

This is a recipe I got from the Dr. OZ newsletter that I have signed up to receive. If you have not heard Dr OZ, here is one ardent fan’s (namely me) words on him… I am not a fan, but a devotee of the GREAT Wizard OZ – I am OZstruck by his Ozsomeness, and following him is the most Ozpicious thing I am doing and can’t OZk for more since this makes me a student of the OZmaina universe(ity). He oOZes charm and he is OZstanding – Have I brought you into the OZone yet?– nuff said 😉 Anyway, these muffins are a recipe of Marjorie Johnson. These are packed with, I quote, “With fiber from apricots, healthy fats from pecans (or nut in case – walnut which is very high in Omega 3) and whole grains from the oatmeal, these muffins are a great way to start the day” I subbed the pecans for the nuts in hand, walnuts and did not in anyway detract from the health benefits thus quoted. It was a sensible treat that my kids came home to – Love the see the happiness on their face when they walk in the door, tired from a school day, carrying 40lbs back-packs (I kid you not) to find that I’ve made them a special treat – Although recently, not having a treat seems to kindle disappointment – But the caveat has always been, if I’ve made you a treat, then please treat it as one and not as a daily expectation… But you know what suckers moms are for the smile or hug...