26.11.18

Personal Microwave Muffin in a Mug ~ a quick & delicious breakfast

Recipe and Photos by Charlotte
Intro by Robin



Last Wednesday was "Take Your Kids to Work Day".  Officially, it's a day for grade 9 kids to experience the workplace and explore careers.  Unofficially, it's a day for parents to show off their teen to their coworkers - or seems to be anyway.  That's what I did - I'm so proud of my girlie.


Shortly after I started my year-long leave (to recover from burnout and be creative), my daughter lamented about this upcoming day.  "What am I supposed to on Take Your Kids to Work Day?" she moaned, "Go to MY OWN school with Daddy? Or STAY HOME with you?"  


Ed is a teacher at the same high school Charlotte now attends - so that's super dull and weird.  And being at home, she does pretty regularly - snore.


So I cooked up a more exciting plan for her.  


The afternoon included visiting my usual workplace and meeting some of the Low German Mennonite from Mexico moms that attend the young family program I normally run.  Plus she could see the sort of work I usually do.  


The most fun part though was having my co-workers and volunteers fuss over the girl many of them last saw as a baby.  #proudmamaforever


In the morning we created and photographed for the blog. So much fun! 


Last year around this time Charlotte started contributing some of her recipes here.  The girl is a great baker and budding photographer.  It's been a few months since she last shared.  She was reluctant to do the work - and I'm a big believer in picking your battles.  The mom-daughter relationship takes major priority over the blogger-contributor roles any day, any time.


But I think she might be back into it - we'll see!  


What she would like you to know about her recipe:  

  • It's quick to make!  It takes about 5 minutes start to finish.
  • You can use any fruit.  If you keep some fruit in the freezer you will always be ready to make this.  Frozen fruit is already cleaned and cut up - so saves you time!
  • It's got fibre to help fill you up - with the whole wheat flour and the berries.
  • She's cut out the extra fat and calories that butter, oil or margarine would give - and you don't miss it.
  • If you have a little tub of yogurt you've got enough to mix into the muffin - plus more for a dollop on top.
  • You can use any yogurt flavour you like.  Mix up your fruit and yogurt for a new muffin every time.
  • It makes enough to fill a cappuccino size mug.




The recipe for this personal microwave muffin in a mug couldn't be simpler! Here are the easy steps... 


Step 1: Mix the dry ingredients


Step 2: Add and mix the wet ingredients

Step 4: Mix in the fruit (this one is blueberry), then microwave.

She likes it best with a big dollop of yogurt on top.

Enjoy!
 (You'll enjoy yours more because your mom won't be taking awkward photos of you eating it. 😉)






Yield: 1

Microwave Muffin in a Mug

A quick & delicious breakfast! This one uses frozen blueberries - but you can use any fruit and yogurt combination.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 1.5 minstotal time: 6 mins

ingredients:


½ cup whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp brown sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp vanilla yogurt
¼ cup milk
½ tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp blueberries, fresh or frozen (or any fruit of your choice!)

instructions


  1. Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon and baking powder in a large mug
  2. Add yogurt, milk and vanilla. Mix until combined
  3. Sprinkle fruit on top.
  4. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  5. Top with yogurt and enjoy!
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