This is going to be a two post day, I think. Want to get both this yummy breakfast and my product review in.
So this morning I opened the fridge and took out my steel cut oats that were waiting for me. I make 4 servings at once, then when it's gone, make more. I took one look at it, covered it back up and put it away. Not in the mood. Three hours later all I had eaten was my coffee (ha) so I figured since it was now snack time I better get some food in me. Plus, my acid reflux does not like it when I have coffee on an empty stomach, so I will be paying for this decision soon!!
Having a muffin craving after seeing a donut commercial on tv is not a good thing normally. But it IS a good thing when you follow someone like Nana Clare, cause she has come up with some of the most yummy alternatives. So off to her site I went, and am now enjoying a super yummy cinnamon muffin.
Her recipe is here: Cinnamon Muffin in a Mug
I had to make a few adjustments, cause well ya know, it's Friday and there is not much left in the house.
In place of the walnuts (which I shouldn't eat anyway cause of the fat) I used 1T coconut (yes, fat) & 1T craisins. Cause I LOVE cinnamon & craisins together.
In place of the flax, I used a T of white whole wheat flour.
I don't use quick oats but keep old-fashioned on hand for cookies, so used that.
And 2 egg whites (plus a TINY bit of yolk to help blend) instead of the whole egg.
One of the things I like about these mug muffins (or muggins as Nana Clare calls them) is that I can pre-mix the dry ingredients, put them in a small container. I can pre-mix the liquid ingredients, and put them in a small container. Then I can throw them in my lunch box for a healthy, freshly basked afternoon snack at work. !!!!!
Enjoy...I would have taken a picture but it's gone already. Kathy
And go check out the chocolate cake in a mug I made the other day...