If you are at all like me, you have a hard time eating breakfast in the morning.
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day! Skipping it is the opposite of what we should be doing.
To break that nasty habit I have started thinking of ways to eat something quick, while keeping it somewhat healthy. Muffins are great for this purpose. They are easy to carry and are the perfect size for a morning meal.
And no, the muffins at the deli/coffee shop do not count. Those muffins are closer to 2 servings, and full of sugar. You might as well eat a cupcake!
I don’t know about you but bananas have been a staple breakfast food for me since I was really little. They are easy to eat and take with you when you are in a rush. Exactly like what I wanted my muffins to be like…
I really wanted to make something banana so it would feel like breakfast. Banana bread isn’t easy to eat in the morning, so muffins it was.
Banana muffins are great on their own, but I wanted to be sure my breakfast muffin would fill me up! So I added in some oatmeal.
When I think of breakfast, the first thing (besides bananas) that comes to mind is oatmeal. Oatmeal is one of those amazing breakfast foods that keeps you full all day, is good for you, and it you can make it taste how ever you want.
The possibilities are endless!
To give the muffins a little color and flavor contrast I mixed in some chopped, fresh cranberries. You could also add in dried fruit, or nuts to make your muffins a little heartier.
Organic Banana Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins
- 1/2 cup organic white flour
- 1/2 cup organic wheat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup organic sugar
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- 1 TSP ground ginger
- 1/2 TSP salt
- 1/3 cup chopped cranberries
- 3 medium organic bananas
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat the oven to 400º F
- Mix together the flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, ginger, and salt. Set that aside.
- Mash the bananas. Mix in the milk, coconut oil, and the egg. Mix in the chopped cranberries.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix until the flour mixture just moistened.
- Grease or line your muffin tins and fill 2/3 of the way.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Don’t be confused if your muffins are not very sweet, there is not very much sugar and the cranberries are very tart. The lack of sugar gives the muffin a healthier feel, and makes it much more appropriate for breakfast.
Muffins really are the perfect breakfast item. They are not too sweet and you can spice them up however you want. Next time I want to add more spice!
So please, do yourself a favor and eat some breakfast!
What do you think? Are muffins a good breakfast item? Let me know your thoughts on what a healthy breakfast should consist of!