Halloween is over and we are in a sugar coma over here. I may have overestimated how many trick or treaters we were going to get and as a result purchased way too much candy. Do you know what is a great way to pass the time while waiting for non existent trick or treaters? Eating candy.
Luckily this morning I woke up with a couple delicious and healthy options for breakfast in my fridge and freezer. They are both warm, hearty and filling which is exactly what I crave on chilly mornings. Both recipes are also naturally sweetened so they are perfect for mornings when you've indulged a little too much the evening before.
These muffins by Cookie and Kate are both healthy and delicious. I made a few substitutions to the recipe which worked out well. We never have eggs in our fridge so I made two flax eggs instead and I also used Spelt Flour because that's what I had on hand. In half of the muffins I put a few dark chocolate chips and in the other half I sprinkled pumpkin seeds on top. Both were yummy. These would also make a great snack or, with a few extra chocolate chunks, a sweet treat!
Find the recipe here.
Heavenly Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
You will start noticing that a lot of the recipes I make on repeat are from the Oh She Glows website, app or cookbook. I'm just such a fan. Buying ingredients for a new recipe isn't always cheap so I love knowing that there is a high chance I will like how an Oh She Glows recipe will turn out. This is the second time I've made this Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal and it was just as delicious as I remembered. So easy to make and the perfect quick breakfast once it's made and in the fridge. I love adding extra raisins to mine and for a little crunch I also topped it with pumpkin seeds. I have a nut allergy so I couldn't add the walnuts that were suggested. I also used regular milk because it's what we had on hand. I also cut the recipe in half so if you make the full recipe you'll use a bigger baking dish.
I love to drizzle a little bit of pure maple syrup on it before eating.
Find the recipe here
I really need to back away from the refined sugar soon because I think I am legitimately addicted. All I crave are sweets right now and my will power (which comes and goes) has been officially on vacay since Thomas' arrival. Actually, since I got pregnant... Oops. I've cut sugar completely out of my diet before but I'm trying to stop the "all or nothing" approach. I'm fairly convinced that when I do attempt to really lower the amount of refined sugar in my diet I will suffer from legitimate withdrawls so I'm trying to use more naturally sweetened dishes to trick my body.
I hope you enjoy these recipes and please let me know if you end up trying them! Or if you have any favourite recipes that you would like to send my way!