Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Test Kitchen Tuesday ~ Week 9

If I make a dozen muffins it's a pretty safe bet that I will end up eating 10 of them.
Brandon will eat 1 when it's piping hot out of the oven.
Little B will want one just because Dad is having one, his will end up in crumbs strewn throughout the house after taking 1  bite.
That leaves me to make sure none go to waste. It's a dirty job , but someone has to do it.
Ever since joining Pinterest I have seen a lot of  single serving muffin recipes.
A portion controlled muffin right in my coffee cup made in minutes.
I finally gave in and decided to see what all the hype is about.

I chose the Berrylicious Microwave Minute Muffin from blogilates.com
It appears to be a much healthier option than my buttery, strudel topped creations.
If this works in a win!

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At the last minute I decided to mix in some raspberries, other than that I prepared the recipe as written.
I put everything in my mugs.

Mixed it all thoroughly with a fork.

Popped them into the microwave for 1 minute.
That wasn't nearly enough time in my microwave. My muffins ended up taking 2.5 minutes.
The tops become pretty firm.

Then I flipped it out of the mug and onto the plate .

I sprinkled mine with a little granulated sugar.

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If you are looking to satisfy a muffin craving these won't do it.  As you can see by the ingredients they are quite healthy and taste it as well.
They are not your typical fluffy muffin which I had expected seeing as it is an oatmeal base and no flour.
They do taste pretty good though, and I would make them for a quick healthy grab and go breakfast.
Brandon liked them as well but suggested I add a bit of cinnamon and maybe a little granola for some crunch ( he loves crunchy food ) next time.
I agree, some cinnamon would take this up a notch for me. They weren't as flavorful as I like a muffin to be. I also wasn't really into the texture, but that is probably because in my mind I wanted a fluffy muffin.
I will absolutely be making these again, my 3 year old devoured his and wanted another.
Breakfast is usually a struggle with him but if I can whip him up a healthy muffin with oatmeal, egg, and fruit in 2.5 minutes...I can't lose. That's where we give it a thumbs up.

So, I do suggest giving them a try. They were very easy and I can't deny they are healthy and do taste pretty good.

Stay tuned, I have some exciting news and a give away coming up.

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