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1 MINUTE APPLE CINNAMON MUFFINS

You guys! One minute muffins. I mean, healthy one minute muffins. High protein, low carb, and super low sugar. Apparently this has been a thing for a while. Sure, we can call it a trendy thing. Which is more likely why I’m just now discovering these amazing things. I’m practically never late to anything… physically. But… trends… yeah… I’m usually always a few steps behind. The most important part about all of this though, I will not die not knowing what a “one minute muffin” is! Please, scroll through this yummy picture and keep reading… it won’t be long!

I’ve always had this love-hate relationship with the microwave. I hate it because… it’s a microwave. That’s not REAL cooking. And, all the questionable things said about the microwave over the years as to whether they’re safe. Look, as of yet I don’t know of any real science saying it’s bad. Which leads me to why I love microwaves. By all means I’m not a lazy person. It’s hard at times for me to truly sit down and relax. So, I will say that when I’m crunched for time or not feeling like putting time in the kitchen I’ve been known to cook up a mean egg scramble in the microwave. Now, better yet I can make these AWESOME one minute muffins!

Once I discovered such a thing as a healthy muffin that I can enjoy within minutes, I was changing up the recipe a little bit to make all sorts of one minute muffin flavors. In fact, my recent Keto Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes and Maple Blueberry Muffins were inspired by this recipe and thus evolved from. So, with the couple tablespoons of unsweetened apple sauce it helps keep the muffins moist while giving it a nice natural sweetness without making it carb heavy. I will admit I’m not a big breakfast person first thing in the morning; for the most part I like small and light things that will hold me over until lunch. These have been the perfect answer and they hold over really well into the next day. Okay, enough babble! Let me know how you like these and of course put your own spin on them.


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1 MINUTE APPLE CINNAMON MUFFINS
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  1. In a medium bowl, add all the dry ingredients and blend everything together.
  2. Add the unsweetened apple sauce, egg, and unsalted butter. Then, whisk until well combined.
  3. Divide the mixture between the two ramekins. Shake them a little bit side-to-side to help them settle.
  4. Microwave one at a time for about 1 minute. Some microwaves may require an additional 30 seconds.
  5. Stick a toothpick down the center. If it comes out clean, they're ready to enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Add a dollop of the unsweetened apple sauce on top for extra oomph!

FRUIT CEREAL

My easy to make Fruit Cereal is a much healthier and better tasting alternative to boxed cereal. If you’re going to load up on yummy carbs then get it from nature herself, where it will sustain you until lunch. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals that aren’t fortified into the food like packaged food products are. Not only that, you’re getting a great amount of fiber to keep your bowels happy.

This happens to be my favorite combination of fruit. All sorts of berries pack more health benefits than any other fruits out there which is why they’re my go-to both fresh or frozen. Feel free to use any combination of fruit you like the most. Also, you don’t have to limit yourself with granola. Use any of your favorite seeds or chopped nuts. Some times I love adding a little carob chips or raw cacao nibs for a rich chocolate flavor. OH! And sprinkle ground cinnamon or some of my Pumpkin Spice Blend if you’re into that kind of thing. As always, get creative and enjoy

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  1. Place all the fruit into a bowl, pour in the milk and top everything with granola.

GREEK FRITTATA

There are so many ways to have a fantastic breakfast for a group of people without having to spend a lot of time or buy fancy ingredients. Frittata’s are one of my favorites because I love throwing a bunch of things, especially veggies, together to make a healthy yet filling meal. And because there are no rules, you can totally slice as much frittata as you like and put between two of your favorite slices of toasted bread for an awesome egg sandwich.

I’m not particularly a big breakfast person but I do force myself to eat something small regardless; but when I’m in the mood for eggs I’m a sucker for a little bit of mayonnaise on toasted bread for my egg sandwiches. (You should try making your own Mayo some time using my Homemade Mayonnaise recipe.) Or just simply put some of the frittata on top of one slice of breast like crostini. You do whatever the heck you want. Not only that but frittata’s can have ANYTHING in it. Better yet, double the recipe for leftovers. You won’t be disappointed.

 

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  1. Spray a 9 inch round baking dish with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, onions, salt, and pepper. Stir and let cook until the onions become translucent. Turn the heat off, stir in the chopped spinach, and let cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk the 5 eggs, add the crumbled feta and the cooled sauted mixture together.
  4. Add the egg mixture into a round baking dish that’s been sprayed with a cooking spray.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes at 400 F degrees or until the top is golden.

OVERNIGHT OATS

Overnight Oats is theeeee thing to do! You can make this however you want, even a few days ahead of time so you don’t’ have to scramble for breakfast when you’re in a hurry or try to figure out what to eat if you’re not a morning person. I tend to go for the standard cinnamon and banana for the most part but you can use fresh or dried fruit, nuts, seeds, ground flax, your favorite nut butter and even chocolate chips. I’ve been a huge fan of carob chips since I was a kid so I love those as they’re not too sweet with the very sweet banana in this version. When the banana sits over night it naturally sweetens the whole thing so you don’t really need much to sweeten it.

This whole thing is about 300 calories, no blood sugar spikes that will drop quick leaving you sluggish. It’s hearty enough to hold you to lunch. And I gotta say, with the warmer days… it’s very refreshing than piping hot oatmeal.

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  1. Combine everything together into a container with a lid. Refrigerate over night or at least 4-5 hours.
Recipe Notes

Holds well in the fridge up to 3 days.