What to Eat for Breakfast When You’re Sick of Oatmeal, Part II* [Crap in a Cup!]
Posted Apr 24 2012 11:03pm
Mug muffins! Like many trends I am way late on this bandwagon but I’m here to tell you that it’s totally worth jumping on because this stuff is awesome. It may look like crap in a cup but this is one breakfast that is as nutritious as it is tasty. (Note: I did not write “as tasty as it is nutritious” because I am known for eating some pretty foul stuff just because I think it’s good for me. This is not one of those things. It’s genuinely delish.) Plus it only takes 2 minutes to make and cook, is infinitely customizable and makes your house smell like you’ve been really cooking and not just doing the adult version of the Easy Bake Oven (which is essentially what this recipe is)!
gratuitous dress shot. Sorry, just happens around here sometimes. And egads, did I just Instagram my breakfast? Have I become THAT girl?
Anyhow, I do know that fit and food bloggers have been writing about these babies as long as Drew Barrymore has been making movies (seriously her IMDB page makes my head spin and I think we’re about the same age) but on the off chance that you too have not tried them yet, now’s your chance! To be perfectly clear: I did not invent this recipe - the one I use I got from Heather Eats Almond Butter – nor did I even “tweak” it to make it my own. (If you know me that is disaster waiting to happen.) With that I present to you the mug muffin recipe that is so totally not my idea: ( Go check out Heather , she’s amazing.)
Combine all ingredients in a large mug and microwave for 50 seconds. Pops right out – you don’t even need to grease the mug.
Put on a pretty dress because everything tastes better in a fun outfit. (Oops, how did that get in there?)
See how big my muffin is? (For the love of little green apples yes I just wrote that.)
Charlotte’s Notes: This recipe doesn’t taste very sweet which I actually really like but if you prefer your muffins on the sweet side you can always add more sweetener or drizzle syrup over the top or add chocolate chips and whipped cream or whatever. It’s also a wonderfully flexible recipe. I’ve used oat flour and coconut flour instead of the ground flax and while they change the texture a bit they all work fine. You can try omitting the cocoa and adding cinnamon and fruit or even bump up the protein with protein powder.
With 240 calories, 9 grams of fiber, 13 grams of protein and only 3 grams of sugar, it’s a nutrition-packed breakfast. (Or late-night snack, I’m eating one right now.) P.S. I’m only including the nutritional stats for informational purposes because I know people will ask. I am not saying you should only eat 240 calories for breakfast or that this is a complete meal or whatever.
What is your favorite breakfast these days? Do you have a mug muffin recipe (or any other recipe) to share? (And feel free to link yourself all over in the comments!)