these were inspired by my absolute favorite cupcakes from the book Making Cupcakes with Lola. I made a few changes and they’re now only 304 calories. Perfect for breakfast on the go. They’d be delicious without the icing and granola on top and just as muffins! Honestly I had to stop myself after two bites because they are SO GOOD.
sweetener, such as 1 1/2 T maple syrup or 1 to 1 1/2 packs stevia (Omit if wanted!)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (60g) (Or sub banana… it’s awesome this way!)
1/4 cup milk, creamer, juice, or water (I used 60g)
1/8 tsp salt
Handful of chocolate chips (and a few for the top, too!)
Optional: unless you like the taste of fat-free baking, add 1-2T oil, vegan butter, or nut butter (If oil, scale the milk back a little. If vegan butter, scale the salt back a little.)
Optional: 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon (If you like cinnamon in chocolate chip cookies)
Preheat oven to 380 degrees. Combine dry ingredients, then mix in wet. Pour into a small baking pan, loaf pan, or 1-cup ramekin (or, for mini boats, two 1/2-cup ramekins) Cook for 20 minutes, or more until it’s firm. Finally, set your oven to “high broil” for 3-5 more minutes (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust). *Don’t forget to spray your ramekins first if you want your cakes to pop out.*
Create a recipe with oats and without nuts and you have my heart.
On Tuesday mornings I have PT with ROTC at 6:15am. I usually get a stomach ache because I don’t eat beforehand since I wake up with only enough time to get dressed and get there.
I know some of you go to the gym really early, so if you wake up late or don’t eat breakfast before you go, consider a piece of toast with peanut butter!
I use 1 slice Weight Watchers Multigrain Bread and 1Tbsp freshly ground Honey Roasted Peanut Butter from Whole Foods. It’s quick, and just enough food to get me energized for my work out and avoid the stomach ache, for 140 calories!