Muffin Mondays

For the last few years, Mondays have meant muffins for breakfast.  During the school year, muffins serve as a grab-and-go breakfast if we are running late to our home school co-op.  (They also work as an awesome snack later in the day.)  During the summers, however, Muffin Mondays get to be enjoyed with a cup of coffee before working in the garden while it’s still cool and foggy.  Have I mentioned how much I love summer?

Todays muffins?  Lemon, strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry.  I make a basic muffin mix and put it in bags so it is that much quicker to make them in the morning.

Basic Muffin Recipe:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup oatmeal

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt.

1/2 cup organic sugar

(Easy, right?  1-1-1-1-1-1/2-1/2)

In the morning, I mix the wet ingredients.

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups nonfat Greek yogurt

1/3 cup coconut oil

squirt of honey

(If they’re still dry, add some milk!)

Next comes the fun part!  Decide what kind of muffins you want to make, and add-in the ingredients

Pumpkin chocolate chip (add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and chocolate chips)

pumpkin pecan raisin  (add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, raisins, and pecans)

orange cranberry (add orange juice, orange zest, and cranberries — dried or whole)

lemon blueberry (add lemon juice, lemon zest, blueberries)

banana almond (add 2 mashed bananas and sliced almonds)

coconut almond  (add 1 cup coconut, almond flavoring, and almonds)

maple raisin (add maple syrup, maple flavoring, and raisins)

peanut butter chocolate (add in peanut butter and chocolate chips)

I don’t know which are my favorite, but there are endless possibilities and I have made al of the above SEVERAL times!  Enjoy!

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