We’re bringing fat back. The good kind. Sit, sat, set aside that saturated stuff and bring back the good, unsaturated fats. Our Oatmeal Walnut Muffins are full of the friendly fats. There are two main types of unsaturated fats: polyunsaturated and monounsaturated.
The former mainly shows up in plant-based foods and oils. Polyunsaturated fats can help prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. One type of polyunsaturated fats are Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are known as essential fatty acids, because we need to obtain them from food sources, and our bodies cannot produce them on their own.
The latter, monounsaturated fats, are found in certain nuts, seeds and oils. These fats can actually help increase good cholesterol (HDL) levels in the body and lower the bad. A one-two punch in helping to prevent a risk for heart disease.
We’re partial to heart-healthy foods and recipes at Coach’s Oats (we are, at the core, an oatmeal company, of course) and are always looking for new tasty ways to help our health. So, we combined polyunsaturated Omega-3 packed walnuts and monounsaturated-full (it’s a new word) canola oil into one fatty muffin. It’s nutty, soft, fluffy and not too sweet. Top this muffin with avocado, eggs or a nut butter to really amp up your healthy fats!