I love eating breakfast, but often don’t love the time that it takes to put it together and clean it up. Since I’ve become a mom, my mornings are like one big whirlwind of activities. I used to be able to slowly get out of bed, stretch, prepare coffee and then take my time fixing something for when I felt like eating. Now, that is a much different story. I feel like I jump out of bed, change diapers, and get milk and breakfast prepared for my toddler (who is sure to let me know if I am taking too long). Then, in-between serving everyone else, I get to make my own coffee and try to wake up a little bit.
So, when I saw this recipe for 3 minute muffins in a cup, I knew I had to try it.
Best part of this recipe is that I already had all of the ingredients in my house.
The recipe that I used came from The Pioneer Woman, but I modified mine a bit to use the ingredients I had and listed it below. Please check out the original recipe if you are interested in making the muffin with wheat flour and flax seed in place of the egg.
- 1/2 c Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 1//2 Tbsp Sugar
- Sprinkle of Salt
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 2 Tbsp Milk
- Small dash of Vanilla
- Container of Vanilla Yogurt (the small containers that you eat in one sitting)
- Fruit of your choice (I used a container of the Del Monte Blueberries and drained off the water)
Step 1: Mix all ingredients together and fold in fruit.
Step 2: Pour into coffee cups. I have HUGE coffee cups because I take my coffee very seriously. This recipe will yield 3 muffins, however with my mugs it made 2. Be sure to adjust for however many you are serving.
Step 3: Put in the microwave for 3 minutes.
Yep, I said microwave. That is why I love this recipe.
Here is what you will get:
Be sure to take a toothpick and stick down the center to make sure it is done. If there is batter left on the toothpick when you pull it out, put it back into the microwave for another 30 seconds to a minute.
Top the muffin off by sprinkling it with brown sugar, or adding some whipped cream and more fruit!
I forgot to take a picture of this part. Mostly because it was down the hatch before I could!
This muffin turned out super fluffy, moist and delicious! When I presented this to my family, they looked at me as if I were crazy – as they often do when I cook something new. However, after eating, my husband told me that it was great and that he would love it if I would make it again. Success!
Are you planning on trying out this recipe? What other fruit or goodies do you think would be tasty inside it?