Yesterday afternoon, I made my healthy muffins. These will be my breakfast for the next few weeks. I'm a slow-to-wake-up, grab-and-go kind of person in the morning. I crave carbs and sweet and creamy in the morning - so a muffin or two, full of oats and whole wheat, some nuts, and some fruit makes a perfect breakfast, alongside tea with stevia and nonfat milk.
I started out with the basic SparkRecipe for applesauce oatmeal muffins:
But I've made changes as I go - I use whole egg, I use water and maybe some yogurt instead of milk.
And I add stuff. Lots of stuff. (And yes, I add it in the recipe calculator and save it as a favorite - I probably have at least 8 different muffin combos in my nutrition tracker.)
Add-ons (I usually double the recipe, to make 24 to 26 muffins):
2 cups of fresh blueberries
3 bananas, mashed, plus 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or slivered almonds or chopped pecans
2 apples, small diced, plus 3/4 cup chopped nuts, plus 2 tsp cinnamon - tastes like charoset, for my SparkJews friends
1 pureed orange, 1.5 cups fresh cranberries, 3/4 cup chopped nuts - YUM! Very good for Thanksgiving time!
1.5 cup dried diced apricot) and 3/4 cup chopped nuts
1.5 cup dried cherries and 3/4 cup slivered or diced almonds - trés Français! Reminiscent of clafoutis!
2 cup grated zucchini and 3/4 cup chopped nuts - add some cinnamon to this
2 cup grated carrots, 3/4 cup nuts, cinnamon, raisins
Use your imagination! I think pumpkin and spices and nuts would be good, I just haven't done that yet. DH wants me to make chocolate muffins, but we probably would eat them too quickly. But really, for a grab-and-go bkfst, at 115 to 150 cals per muffin, you can't lose!