It's Too Yummy Tuesday!
Mondo Healthy Microwave Minute Muffin
On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious!
I found this recipe on youbeauty.com, and it's a super fast, easy way to get in a quick breakfast. And ooh, these smell yummy coming out of the microwave!
MONDO HEALTHY MICROWAVE MINUTE MUFFIN
Do you skip breakfast because mornings are too hectic? Don't bother baking because you haven't got the time? Try this muffin-in-a-mug!
A scant 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1 egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
A small dusting of brown sugar or your preferred substitute
1 Tbsp milk (I like using vanilla almond milk or coconut milk)
1 handful of fresh or frozen berries (strawberries and blueberries work great).
Pour oats to a microwave-safe coffee mug and add the egg, your sweetening, and the milk. When I use vanilla-flavored milk, I tend to skip the sweetener or use barely a hint. A little vanilla flavoring could work too. Mix up and then fold in the berries. If using frozen, no need to thaw first. If you mix too hard, especially with blueberries, you'll tint the batter. But hey, it'll still taste good!
Microwave mug for 1 minute, watching carefully to make sure the batter doesn't overflow the top. (I like to set this on a folded paper towel just in case). If the muffin top still looks wet and not firmed up yet, keep microwaving in about 15-30 second increments until set up.
When done, you can either flip this onto a plate or eat it straight out of the mug (but be careful--it'll be molten hot!)
By the way, chopped banana also works well in this, as does craisins or raisins. (I like to plump these first by microwaving raisins in a little water for about 30 seconds or so first--that can be done right in the mug as well). You can also add a sprinkling of flax, chopped nuts, or for decadent days, a few chocolate chips. Experiment!
J. Rose Allister is the author of more than twenty-five books, primarily romance and erotic romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night. Connect with her on Twitter or Goodreads. She loves talking to people.