Getting out of bed in the morning can be tough!
So we are happy to bring to you something that might make you excited to get up and out of bed when those alarm bells ring. Something that will help fuel you through your morning and into lunch.
Introducing our new Apple Oat Breakfast Muffin!
These delicious muffins offer the comforting apple-cinnamon flavour profile, while being kicked-up a notch by the addition of crunchy granola into and on top of the muffin!
The best part? Each muffin offers 5 grams of protein, which means they’re going to help you feel fuller, for longer. Not to mention all of the other naturally nourishing benefits of including whole foods like fruits and eggs into your diet. Eggs alone offer 13 vitamins and minerals that keep you alert while offering countless other benefits to your body!
Still not sold on mornings? That’s okay, make a batch of these yummy muffins and keep them as an afternoon snack. Those same 5 grams of protein are going to help fuel your body and focus the mind as you spend afternoons at work, school or doing whatever it is you have on-the-go!
Test them for yourself and see!
Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
1 cup (250 mL) quick oats
1 ½ cups (375 mL) oat granola, divided
1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour
1 tbsp (15 mL) ground flaxseed (flaxseed meal)
1 ½ tsp (7 mL) baking powder
1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
½ tsp (2 mL) baking soda
½ tsp (2 mL) sea salt
½ tsp (2 mL) ground ginger
¼ tsp (1 mL) ground allspice
¼ cup (60 mL) unsalted butter
⅔ cup (150 mL) brown sugar
¼ cup (60 mL) mashed ripe banana
2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract
2 cups (500 mL) grated apples (McIntosh, Spartan, Cortland or Crispin)
1 cup (250 mL) unsweetened apple sauce
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray muffin pan with vegetable spray or line with muffin cups. Set aside.
In a medium bowl stir together, oats, 1 cup of granola, flour, flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and allspice.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and brown sugar until creamy and light brown, about 4 minutes. Beat in eggs, banana and vanilla until combined. Stir in grated apple, apple sauce and dry ingredients until combined. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle reserved granola on top.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Transfer muffins to rack to cool completely.