Finish this sentence: In 20 minutes I can _________!
Either ignore my obsession with exclamation points, or feel free to shout your answer back at me ; )
In 20 minutes I can fold a load of laundry. I could drive to the gas station and fill up my tank. I can read a few chapters of a book, write a blog post, go for a quick run or watch (most of) an episode of Friends. Guess what? Today we’re going to add “make breakfast for an entire week” to that list! Yay! Exclamation points for food!!
In my never ending #mealprepmonday quest to make my workweek easier, I chose to go with the meal I “phone in” the most – breakfast. 99% of the time I’ll pour a bowl of special K protein cereal and read The Skimm while I eat, which usually keeps me full until my 10am latte. But if there’s raspberry danish in the house, forget about the healthy cereal: I’ll always choose the baked good, at any hour of any day.
To remedy the fact that a slice of danish was around 300 calories and filled with preservatives, and still fulfill my desire for something baked in the morning, I decided to whip up these Brown Sugar Breakfast Muffins yesterday. I halved my 16 count recipe and filled each liner 3/4 of the way, ending up with 6 large muffins to last me through the week. And holy crep did my kitchen smell amazing afterwards!
Each muffin ended up at about 180 calories with 3g of protein – I’ll likely add a banana or some greek yogurt to the meal to make it more complete. Don’t forget the cinnamon sugar – Happy Monday! : )
- 1/2 cup of melted butter
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 375, line muffin tin with paper liners.
- Combine brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla, egg & milk.
- Add in the flour, salt and baking soda, mix until combined.
- Fill muffin tin liners 3/4 full, bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean!
- If you want to halve this recipe, whisk egg in bowl and add half the liquid. I added a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar to each muffin before baking for extra taste! Enjoy! 🙂