More of the same
Okay so I know I'm guilty of not being suuuuuuper diverse with the foods I make and recipes I post.
Case in point?
I'm posting more muffins.
MUFFINS. MUFFINS. MUFFFFFFFFFFFINS!
But I'm not sorry, because my kids continue to need snacks. And I know YOUR kids need snacks. And YOU yourself need snacks!
What better than an easy peasy individually portioned keep-them-in-the-freezer microwave-for-30-seconds-to-thaw recipe?
Oh and we have some hidden veggies and fruit and whole grains. You get me now?
Morning Glory Muffins
1/2 cup butter spread (like I Can't Believe It's Not Butter or Country Crock- I typically use softened butter but I was out and this actually worked great)
1/2 cup brown sugar (can sub white sugar)
1 1/2 cups All Bran (or bran flakes) cereal
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (can sub other milk)
1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup grated carrots (about 2 medium)
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a nonstick 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick baking spray.
In a large bowl, add butter spready, brown sugar, cereal, milk, pineapple, carrots, and egg. Let sit for 5 minutes (the cereal will soak up the milk and then we can proceed). Go ahead and mix just until it's combined-ish.
Add flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir just until blended. Lastly stir in raisins and walnuts.
Spoon evenly into the muffin pan. Bake for ~20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and muffins spring back when gently poked. Let cool for a few minutes then invert onto a cooling rack.
Let cool completely before storing. I just put mine in a freezer bag and toss them in the freezer. The flavors actually taste best the next day.
Per muffin: 174 calories, 26 grams carbohydrates (including 4 grams fiber), 7 grams fat, 3 grams protein, and 121 mg sodium. I like to keep a snack at 100-200 calories, so this is perfect for that purpose. Pair a muffin with a good source of protein and healthy fat (like some homemade Greek yogurt + Chia seeds) and you've got a well rounded li'l breakfast.
'Til next time...which may again include muffins. No promises.