Thursday, February 14, 2008

breakfast in a jiffy

Breakfast in our house is not a sit down event. It happens in stages, depending on when people get up. Cooking for a living makes it hard to cook for the family. So I've adapted some breakfast recipes to make the morning meal a little easier. All ingredients are great to give the kids the healthy start they need for the day, in our house, that's a big need. (especially for eloise) Plus, it works for WW. Here are our two favorites:

Mini Banana Muffins
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup quick oats
2 Tbls. ground flax seed (optional)
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana (about 1 large banana)
1/4 cup applesauce

preheat to 350. Spray 24 cup mini-muffin pan.
In a large bowl, stir together all dry ingredients. Then add eggs, banana, and applesauce. Stir just to combine. Pour into muffin pan.
Bake for 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. WW Points: 2 muffins = 1 pt

Baked Oatmeal
1 cup Applesauce
1 cup Sugar
4 eggs
6 cups Old Fashioned Oats
4 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cup Non-fat Milk

Preheat oven to 375. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients. Pour into pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned. This can be refrigerated overnight before cooking. Cut into 16 slices. Weight Watchers Points = 4

I make one a week and it usually lasts all week. Both can be stored in the fridge to maintain freshness. If you have a baby that is 10 months or older, these are great breakfast foods for them too.



jono said...

Thanks Kate! I will try them both!


Jenny said...

YUM! I will be trying them tew!


Jodi said...

Aaahhh! You totally beat me to it! (LOL) I totally have that same banana muffin recipe drafted up and ready to be posted. That's okay, I make mine a little different so I'll still post it anyway. :)

I will look forward to trying the oatmeal. :)

Shelby said...

Fabulous! Thanks Kate! I love the idea of making a whole batch for the week. Wonderful! (:

TcH said...

your a lifesaver. Thank you so much!!!
My kid doesn't eat anything healthy. It is a constant burden on me. I think I can get her to eat both of these!! (crossing fingers)