I leave for work around 7:20 in the morning and have been having a hard time figuring out how to eat breakfast and get out the door on time. It is especially hard when I workout early in the morning. I have been eating oatmeal in the car, or settling for Luna bars. I feel so much more satisfied when I eat something homemade for breakfast.
The solution? I had the idea to make muffins. I really never make muffins because, guess what? I don’t have a muffin tin! Since I was heading over to my parents’ house this afternoon, I remembered to grab one of their tins on my way out. Gotta love “borrowing” kitchen tools from the parents. I decided to use what I had on hand to make muffins. The base was the Multigrain Baking and Pancake Mix I used to make my pancakes. There are recipes on the box for waffles, bread and biscuits, so I thought muffins wouldn’t be too much of a stretch. I didn’t follow a recipe but here is pretty much how it went down:
2 cups multigrain baking mix
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of baking soda (just to help them rise)
1 cup frozen blueberries
Bake for 15 minutes (or until golden brown) at 350 degrees.
The results: They look like muffins! And they taste good, too! They are chalk full of blueberries, have about 115 calories each and lots of fiber. Grabbing a couple of these on my way out the door will be much easier to eat than oatmeal while driving (shame on me), and much more satisfying than a packaged granola bar.
Breakfast on the Go