Wouldn’t you like to eat something like this for breakfast? What if I told you that you could assemble it the night before…even a day or two before…and it could be happily waiting in the fridge, no morning prep required?
I don’t like eating boring breakfasts, but since going back to school, and attempting to work out first thing in the a.m., lately I’ve been pre-making breakfast, so the mornings are a little less chaotic. This is my new favorite breakfast, containing one of my all time tasty and versatile ingredients: greek yogurt. So high in protein. So creamy. So delicious. No, the greek yogurt people are not sponsoring me.
(Not yet at least…ahem). It’s also a nice way to sneak some vegetable content into my breakfast!
First, you start by making these carrot muffins:
This list is a little long, but mostly because I like to throw in a variety of grains when baking. Feel free to replace grains as you go, with whatever you have around and makes you feel good!
- 2 cup shredded carrots
- 2 ripe mashed bananas
- 1 cup egg whites
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup agave
- 1 square inch shredded or minced fresh ginger
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup flour (I used spelt)
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tbsps cinnamon
- 1 tbsp nutmeg
- pinch salt
- preheat oven to 400
- Combine wet ingredients, including mashed banana
- fold in dry ingredients, gradually
- fold in carrots
- pour into muffin tin
- bake 20-25 minutes
- this made 16 muffins for me
To make parfaits:
You will also need:
- greek yogurt (I used 1/3 cup per serving)
- more cinnamon
- stevia, agave, or whatever sweetener you’d like
- nuts (I used walnut pieces)
For each serving:
- Crumble, or slice 2 muffins, so you can layer the muffin pieces into serving dish (a glass allows you to see the nice layers!)
- Flavor greek yogurt: I mixed in 1 packet of stevia, and some cinnamon
- Layer the muffin and yogurt, until you’ve used it all up
- Top with more cinnamon..and nuts!
- Try to wrap it up, and put it in the fridge so it’s waiting for you in the morning.
- Really, don’t eat it now. It’ll make your day easier if breakfast is ready to go.
- It’s okay if you ate it for dessert. You hopefully still have some muffins left.