Rise & Shine Carnival – A Giveaway! (Recipe: Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins)


Rise & Shine is a movement started by a group of mothers with the mission to provide parents and educators an opportunity to learn, share and identify holistic approaches in raising healthier and happier children. The Rise & Shine Carnival – Singapore’s Largest Breakfast Fiesta is happening this March 3rd, and in true blue Singapore fashion, it will be an attempt to set the new record for the biggest breakfast picnic turnout. With a fun-filled line-up of gigantic bouncy castles, balloon sculpting, face-painting, and sports tryouts (fencing, golf, soccer and wushu) for the little ones ones, as well as pediatric massage and nutritional food demonstrations for parents, there is surely something for every one at the Rise & Shine Carnival.

The Rise & Shine Carnival kickstarts the movement’s efforts which include outreach to parents at public libraries and preschools, access for parents to a panel of experts, extensive online resources, and its flagship activity – the Rise & Shine Expo, the only children’s healthcare and development expo in Singapore held from 27 to 29 September 2013 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre Hall 401.

Now, in my previous post, I had mentioned about the inaugural Rise & Shine campaign;- or more specifically their breakfast campaign which resulted in that yummy granola berry parfait;- along with a little surprise for my readers. As some of you might have guessed, I have a little giveaway: TWO sets of TWO adult tickets for the upcoming Rise & Shine Carnival!

Event: Rise & Shine Carnival
Day/Date: Sunday, 3 March 2013
Venue: The Lawn@Marina Bay (open space between Marina Bay Financial Centre and The Sail)
Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Price: $8 per adult (Free for children under 12)

Here’s how to win yourself a pair of tickets:

1) Simply leave a comment on this post with “I ❤ Rise & Shine!”

2) You may also double your chances for winning by ‘liking’ my post on my Instagram account, AND leave a comment with “I ❤ Rise & Shine!”

Contest applies only to those residing in Singapore, and will close on Friday, 2pm Singapore time. Winners will be notified on the same day.

And for those who can’t wait to purchase their own tickets to the carnival, simply register online here, and to sweeten up the deal, how about I suggest you sneak some of these delicious cranberry oatmeal muffins in your picnic bag as well? Moist, hearty, and just the right size to munch on while enjoying the carnival!

cranberry oatmeal muffins

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Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins
(adapted from here)

1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup organic rolled oats
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup olive oil
1 egg, beaten
1 cup soy milk

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a muffin pan, or line the wells with paper muffin cups.
Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Stir in the oats and dried cranberries.
Whisk the olive oil with the egg and milk. Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients just until combined.
Fill the prepared muffin cups 2/3 full with the batter. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes.


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