Blueberry Muffin Bake {Take One}

I truly appreciate you guys!  When I put myself out there with a post like this one, you are always there with support, suggestions, and encouragement.  I couldn’t ask for anything more!  Sunday was a much better day of eating, and I am starting Monday off with this fun and energizing breakfast.

 

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The sun wasn’t cooperating with my photos this morning, but hooray for sunshine!  I spotted this recipe on Fit Cupcaker last month, but didn’t have blueberries until Saturday.  I was all set to make this for breakfast yesterday when I realized that I needed my oven, not my microwave and didn’t have enough time before yoga.

 

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So the first thing I did when I woke up today was preheat my oven.  I was determined to have a Blueberry Muffin Bake for breakfast!

 

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I stirred together the dry ingredients, adding in some flax seed, and then the wet ingredients.  I was a little skeptical that my oat concoction would bake up into the beautiful cake I saw on the blog, but I poured everything into a Pyrex and baked it up for 20 minute.

 

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20 minutes later, I had a beautiful looking baked oatmeal but definitely NOT a muffin.

 

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Hmmm…..I’m not really sure where I went wrong.  I checked a few other blog sites and everyone else ended up with a muffin…maybe I was supposed to grind my oats?!  Yikes, I definitely forgot the salt.  Thankfully, my baked oatmeal tasted great, so I topped it with banana and was able to eat it on my way out the door to CrossFit.

 

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One thing I can tell you is that I will recheck the recipe and try making this again because I definitely see potential here!

 

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I also should tell you that this breakfast was so filling that I made it all the way to lunch without hunger pain and that includes a challenging workout at CrossFit called Put It Up.

 

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I obviously didn’t do the workout as prescribed.  Me lifting 155 pounds over my head???  Not gonna happen!  But I was proud of my accomplishments cleaning 65, 45, and 30 pounds for 9, 15, and 21 reps respectively.  And then doing a 2 minute shuttle run finale.  I haven’t lifted that much weight in a long time, and I must admit that I kind of liked it.  After my workout, the BOY and I went out for lunch and then ran a few errands.  I didn’t get much done yesterday because I spent Sunday Funday downtown!

 

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I met some friends down at Millennium Park yesterday for ice skating.  I can’t even tell you the last time I went skating and it was a really fun way to spend an afternoon!

 

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My friends (these awesome girls from my snow shoeing adventure) are moving to Australia next week, so we decided to celebrate Chicago before they leave.

 

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And the weather was actually on our side.  Afterwards, we chowed down on Chicago style hotdogs, Garrett’s popcorn, chili, and cornbread.  Yum!  We will definitely miss our friends, but who doesn’t love an excuse to visit Australia!

 

Ok, so back to the Blueberry Muffin Bake…you can see the full recipe at Fit CupcakerYou should give it a try!

24 thoughts on “Blueberry Muffin Bake {Take One}

  1. thanks for giving my recipe a try…It just looked like yours needed a little bit more liquid…mine was kind of soupy looking before I baked it- but not too soupy 🙂 Im sure it still tasted great. Anything with blueberries is good for me!

    • Agreed! I was happy to pick up some blueberries at Costco this weekend. I agreed that it should be soupy so I will try it again!!! I was wondering if an egg would be good to add liquid and protein?!

  2. That blueberry bake looks awesome, even though it didn’t turn out quite as you hoped! Its all about the flavour right?! I’ve always wanted to go to Chicago, I’ve heard nothing but good things.. gah, I WILL in the near future 😉

  3. Your baking fiasco sounds like something I would do! It still looks amazing though! How awesome that Millennium Park opens up a skating rink! What a perfect scene! And yes, I think friends moving to Australia can only mean an amazing vacation!

  4. Ice skating is on my to-do before winter is over! There are a couple really fun rinks here, including an outdoor one downtown Saint Paul.

    Having friends in Australia definitely means you need to visit 🙂

  5. Even if it didn’t turn out quite the way you wanted, I still think your breakfast looks pretty yummy and definitely edible. I would go for a bowl of crumbly baked oats and blueberries with a banana any day. 🙂 I’m glad you had an awesome time downtown with your friends! I love hanging out in the city–there’s always so much to do!

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