If you haven’t picked up on it, breakfast is my FAVORITE meal. My biggest concern with the 21 Day Sugar Detox was breakfast – what would I eat? I NEED something vaguely sweet in the morning. I’m not a savory breakfast person. I know it’s better for you blah, blah, blah – breakfast is the happiest part of my morning, you can’t take that away from me.
Angela inspired me to make some quinoa a la Goop. I figured I could have quinoa with almond milk, almond butter, nuts and banana for breakfast and pretend it was oatmeal – I’ve made overnight oat style quinoa in the past and enjoyed it. Then I started thinking – people make pumpkin quinoa, I could add some and make it more substantial and get some veggies. I then remembered the key to mug cakes and a delicious source of protein – eggs. Thus, after luckily throwing a bunch of things together on my first try, the Two Minute Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast Muffin was born. And it’s honestly even better than my pumpkin pie oatmeal.
This keeps me full until 2 p.m. Granted, I try to eat breakfast between 9:30-10 so it happens that way, but I’m satiated from all the protein and fiber. Go ahead, make it, go crazy. Send me a photo of how you make it.
Two Minute Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast Muffin
What you’ll need:
1/4 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup egg whites
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp coconut milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp baking powder
Unsweetened carob chips
What to do:
Spray a ramekin with non-stick spray (I use coconut oil).
Put everything into ramekin and mix well.
Microwave for 2 minutes – WATCH YOUR MICROWAVE. This gets really big and could explode if you aren’t careful. It hasn’t exploded on me yet, but don’t hold me responsible if yours does. I warned you.
Carefully turn ramekin upside down into a bowl. Your ramekin will probably be really hot so use an Ove Glove. (Or if you’re lazy like me, your sleeves.)
Add toppings and enjoy!
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Sweet or savory breakfast?