My search for the perfect breakfast muffin

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Breakfast is my downfall.

I don’t like the texture of porridge, I don’t drink milk and I don’t like the smoothness of yogurt.

I don’t particularly like savoury breakfasts, maybe once in a while. My idea of a good breakfast involves sugar and some kind of baked good, if possible. Cake and coffee¬†make me happy. So do pancakes. And sugary cereal. And let’s not forget croissants and pains au chocolat, after all, I do live in Belgium and have to walk by several places with lovely fresh-baked yumminess in the air.

They all make me happy, but are not that healthy. And I’m always looking for ways to be more healthy. Aren’t we all?

0-8So I’ve been experimenting with breakfast muffins. Now, the first thing I learned is that including a banana does not make it good for you. Too bad. I could be eating Nigella’s Chocolate Banana Muffins for breakfast all the time.

Here are a few recipes that I’ve tried recently. The first two are sweet and the third is savory. The sweet ones were devoured by the whole family, including my 3-year-old, who wasn’t capable of having just one. The savory ones were just for me, I think the cottage cheese scares people off!

  • These Oatmeal Banana Breakfast Muffins were AMAZING. Seriously good. They have no flour, no butter and no oil so you can feel very virtuous indeed!
  • These 5-minute Paleo Muffins were good. Not amazing, but good. They are based on nut butter so are high-protein and kept me going for quite a while. And the best part is that I really did whip them up in 5 minutes.
  • These Cottage Cheese Muffins from 101 Cookbooks, which has got to be one of the best food blogs out there. ¬†Very tasty.

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And here are the next ones on my to-try list:

  • These Toddler Muffins with banana, carrot and squash in them. I suppose I could share them with my son.
  • These Quinoa Muffins from Martha Stewart. I really, really hope they’re good, I’d love to use quinoa in this way!
  • These Coconut Flour Banana Muffins – because I have so. much. coconut flour and I really need to start using it up.
  • This Clean Banana Bread – not a muffin, but banana bread is always good in my book.

Do you have a sweet-but-healthy recipe to share? Or is this kind of breakfast really not your thing?

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