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Okay, so I don’t know about you but I’ve always been a small, frequent meals type of person. Kyle usually eats 3 large meals a day, but I just don’t work that way. To avoid hangry-ness, my body prefers this (my typical day of meals):
- 7 AM- breakfast
- 10 AM- snack (fruit)
- 12 PM- lunch (90% of the time it’s a salad)
- 3 PM- possible snack (usually fruit) if I didn’t eat one with lunch
- 6-7PM- dinner
What can I say? I guess I’m high maintenance 😉
My breakfast (except for overnight oats + nut butter) never seems to keep me full from ~7AM to noon, so a snack is usually needed. Nothing wrong with that in my opinion. But sometimes when you know you won’t have time to eat that snack, a heartier breakfast is desirable. And once in a while, I come across recipes that keep my growling tummy quiet. This recipe is one of them!
Saturday morning I was really craving a muffin but I wanted something healthy. Oh and I didn’t want to have to turn the oven on because it was in the 90’s that day. Move over Mariah, this Diva is comin’ through 😉
I had been wanting to try Stuft Mama’s (aka Kristin) microwave muffins for a while, but we never had any coconut flour. Well, I was in luck because we had just bought a jumbo bag from Costco!
So here is Kristin’s recipe, with my very minor tweaks (apple muffin on the left, banana on the right).
Banana No Grain Microwave Muffin
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 banana (mashed) OR 1/2 an apple (minced)
- 3 tbsp egg whites OR 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp almond extract (or vanilla extract)
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 3-4 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
- Optional– nut butter
- Mash banana (or mince apple) and place in a small mixing bowl.
- Add all ingredients except for almond milk to the bowl. Mix well.
- Add 2 tbsp of almond milk and mix. Add additional almond milk, tablespoons at a time if needed (I always need 3.5 tbsp). Mixture should be able to flow down the bowl if tilted, but it should NOT be runny (see photo to the right). It should be thicker than apple sauce, but not like mashed potatoes if that helps.
- Pour into a microwave safe mug. Microwave for 3-4 minutes (It always takes me 3.5 minutes).
- When done, flip the mug upside down over a plate. The muffin should slide right out.
- Optional– spread your favorite nut butter on top. Enjoy!
Adapted from Kristin Stehly/Stuft Mama
I can’t wait to experiment with different fruits in these muffins! I also want to blend up the batter and add spinach. I’ll post about any updates 🙂
Thanks Kristin for another awesome recipe!
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