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Grab-And-Go Healthy Breakfast Options

Eggs-traordinary California Avocado Breakfast Muffins

(Courtesy of California Avocados Recipes)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 ripe Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and diced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. chipotle seasoning (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 tbsp crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a standard-sized non-stick mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine tomatoes, spinach, avocado, salt, pepper and optional chipotle seasoning.
  4. Spoon two tablespoons of vegetable and avocado mixture into each mini muffin cup.
  5. Beat eggs and egg whites together in a separate bowl.
  6. Pour eggs over the vegetables until about a little more than three-quarters full.
  7. Sprinkle egg muffin mixture with cheese.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until eggs spring back to the touch.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces.

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Apple Streusel Muffins with Maple Drizzle

(Courtesy of myrecipes.com)

Ingredients:

Streusel:

  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons spelt flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Muffins:

  • 5 ounces spelt flour (about 1 cup)
  • 2.5 ounces whole-wheat pastry flour (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, diced (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon water

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°.

  1. To prepare streusel, combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; set aside.
  2. To prepare muffins, weigh or spoon 5 ounces spelt flour and whole-wheat pastry flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Combine buttermilk, 1/2 cup sugar, oil, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and egg in a bowl. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Fold in apple. Divide batter among 12 paper-lined muffin cups; top evenly with streusel. Bake at 400° for 16 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely.
  4. Combine powdered sugar, syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon water in a bowl; stir until smooth. Drizzle evenly over muffins.

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Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

(Courtesy of allrecipes.com)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old- fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbs white sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square pan.

Combine oats, brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Whisk milk, eggs, canola oil, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Stir egg mixture into oats mixture until well combined; set aside until flavors blend, about 20 minutes. Spread oats mixture into prepared square pan.

Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown, about 30 minutes.

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