I love being uber prepared on Monday mornings as these are already tough mornings to get moving and off to work at a decent time. One way that I find helps me is to make sure breakfast and lunch are packed the night before. The less I have to think about it, the better it is for me. Breakfast for me must be something I can grab and go. I have too many things going on and 4 other humans to get ready besides myself. Usually I make myself a smoothie of some sort but that can get boring. Last week I stumbled upon the site Emily Bites. The day I discovered her yummy recipe site she featured muffins that spotlighted both bananas and chocolate. I was sold . I decided that these muffins would be a great item to add to my grab and go breakfast menu.
Note about recipe: This recipe was created for the Weight Watcher and healthy eating reader. I modified it a bit to be both gluten and dairy free to meet my dietary needs. The modifications I did make did not effect the outcome of the recipe.
Emily Bites (Modified to be both Gluten and Dairy Free)
3 cups old-fashioned oats (I used Gluten Free)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 ¼ cups skim milk (I used coconut milk drink)
¾ c mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly mist 18 cups in a muffin tin with cooking spray.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg whites, egg, mashed banana, milk and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until blended together. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Yields 18 oatmeal singles. WW P+: 3 per single (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per single from myfitnesspal.com: 127 calories, 22g carbs, 4 g fat, 3 g protein, 2 g fiber (when you use this NI it comes out to 4 P+ each, but the WW recipe builder puts them at 3 P+, so use whichever you trust. I count them as 3 because I use the recipe builder and track online)
Do you have a go-to breakfast recipe that you can’t live without?