Quick, Delicious, Nutritious Breakfast Part 3 | Skinny Decaf Latte

Quick, Delicious, Nutritious Breakfast Part 3

By on August 30, 2016

bananatrio When I was 18, I worked as a receptionist at a law firm. In the morning, I would get my coffee and a banana nut muffin the size of my head. No wonder I needed a second cup of coffee at 2:00 when I started crashing from my sugar, high. I will admit that I still get those baked good cravings when I see them in the bakery case at my local coffee shop. One day I stumbled upon a paleo friendly muffin that can be modified in a number of ways to suit your taste.

Add these to your week of quick, delicious and nutritious breakfast options, and you’ve got enough variety to make the whole family happy.

Banana Nut Muffins

Makes – 12

Ingredients:

2 ¼ c almond meal

3 T ground flaxseed

2 t baking soda

1 t baking powder

Pinch of sea salt

2 large ripe bananas mashed

2 eggs

2 T olive oil

¼ c local raw honey

½ c chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350℉. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray and line with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, flaxseed, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together mashed bananas, eggs, olive oil and honey. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Carefully mix together until well combined. Fold in walnuts. Here’s a tip.  Dust the walnuts with a bit of flour. They’ll remain suspended in the batter rather than sinking to the bottom.
  4. Fill in the cupcake liners with batter, about ¾ full.
  5. Bake for about 20 to 24 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

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In addition to adding some variety to your quick,  delicious, nutritious breakfast plan, these make a great afternoon snack when that sweet tooth comes calling.

blueberrytrioFeel free to get creative with these muffins. Replace the mashed banana with 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce for a base that will take just about any mix-in.  I like adding 1/2 c of frozen blueberries. Or get super healthy and add pomegranate seeds along with goji berries for an antioxidant boost.  Although this flavor profile may not be the most kid friendly.

There you have it. Three posts, one week of amazing nutritious breakfast options that won’t contribute to your insanity. In fact, you may find yourself a little more sane after fueling yourself and your family with a nutritious breakfast each morning.

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