2.26.2012

braking for breakfast...

if you're anything like me, finding time in the mornings to make a healthy breakfast seems to mostly be a battle i do not win. i always think i'm gonna have time, but next thing i know i'm grabbing my coffee and a piece of toast and running out the door to work. (let alone helping my husband fix something!)
so today i decided to take some time and prepare a few things that i can just zap in the microwave real quick and have an instantly wonderful healthy breakfast this week!

i've got 2 recipes (pinterest-inspired of course!) -- one protein and one carb, because i love to have a little of both in the mornings!

chicken sausage + broccoli egg "muffin"
(altered from this recipe -- they call it an omelet muffin!)

- 3 links chicken sausage (i did sundried tomato - trader joe's of course) - chopped.
- 1 cup broccoli florets (i did baby broccoli -- you could use any vegetable!)
- 8 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- shredded cheese of choice

directions
1. preheat oven to 375
2. in a large saute pan, over medium high heat, brown sausage, then remove from heat and stir in broccoli.
3. whisk together eggs, milk, oil and baking powder. season with salt and pepper.
4. lightly spray a 12-cupcake pan with oil (i use coconut oil) then spoon out sausage and broccoli mixture evenly into each cupcake.
5. ladle the egg mixture over sausage and broccoli (about 3/4 full)
6. sprinkle with cheese.
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes.


oatmeal-banana-applesauce "cookies"
(i kinda made it up after looking at a bunch of recipes online!)

- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1.25 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp stevia
- 1 banana mashed
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 tsp ground flax seed
- 2 tbsp water


directions
1. in a small bowl combine the flaxseed with the water and let it set while combining the other ingredients.
2. preheat oven to 350
3. mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another bowl
4. add flaxseed mixture to wet ingredients and stir to combine.
5. mix the wet ingredients into dry ingredients
6. scoop 2 tbsp sized cookies onto cookie sheet (you can press down to flatten them - i forgot to do this!)
7. bake 10-12 minutes (til bottom browns)

so now both of these little treats are in my fridge ready for the week!!
would love to hear if you guys have any pre-made-breakfasts you enjoy, too...

3 comments:

Christine said...

i am so making those egg muffin cups for luci belle!

Pemberly said...

How did they hold up through out the week?

marisa said...

Pemberly - the egg "muffins" were great til day 4 then got a little too "spongy" (i froze 1/2 of them tho) and the "cookies" are still going strong!! :)