Our weekend (stay)cation is over and it was back to the real world, complete with laundry and car maintenance appointments. But first, I got in one last weekend workout. I was debating between the bike or a run this morning, and my 10 mile race only 5 days away convinced me that another run in my new shoes was the way to go. I headed out in the heat for a 6 mile run. The last two days left my legs exhausted, so my miles were slow averaging around 9 minutes. I arrived back home and beelined straight to the coconut water. I was happy with my shoes throughout and I’m figuring if they are ready for 6 miles, then why not give 10 a try on Saturday?!
Lunch was BBQ leftovers before the BOY and I drove out west to drop off his car for scheduled maintenance. Nearby the car dealership is a small outlet mall with a GAP, Banana, Reebok, and Ann Taylor. The BOY and I walked around discovering bright spring clothing. I picked up a few $6 tops for work and an adorable black and white striped tank. Our next step was Good Will and then Jiffy Lube for an oil change for my car. After 5 hours out and about, I returned the BOY to the car dealership, swung by the grocery, and finally made my way back home exhausted.
The BOY made us another tasty dinner on the grill while I dove into laundry and a few other chores. We have more than enough food for leftovers this week, but I have been wanting to make these Apple Streusel Egg Muffins for weeks! Finally, I had an evening to do it, BUT after I started, I realized I only had 4 eggs left (the full recipe calls for 9).
Go figure! I proceeded on cutting the entire recipe in half. Since I already started the apples, I pulled half out to save for another time. Apples + Cinnamon = A Happy Combination!
I stirred all of the ingredients together and baked them in muffin liners for 30 minutes.
My house smelled like my favorite breakfast place that is known for their apple pancakes.
My muffins turned out a little darker than expected, most likely because I added some extra cinnamon.
It’s another busy week ahead, so my plan is to have these protein packed muffins for breakfast on the go throughout the week.
The good news is that we had an awesome weekend. The bad news…I didn’t get to my closet cleaned (and now I have more clothes!). More good news…I love this breakfast!
Ok friends…It’s back to the work week!
Apple Streusel Egg Muffins
From Fast Paleo.com
3 large apples, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces (approx. 2 cups)
3 Tbsp. warm water
2 tsp. cinnamon, divided
1 1/2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
3 Tbsp. coconut milk (or almond milk)
1 1/2 Tbsp. coconut flour (tough to find but I finally located it in the WF bulk bins)
1/4 tsp. baking soda
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a medium skillet, sauté the apples, water, and 1 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon until the apples are the consistency of chunky applesauce or apple pie filling (this took me ~30 minutes). Allow the mixture to cool before combining with the egg mixture.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, butter, coconut milk, coconut flour, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Add the cooled apples, reserving 1/4 cup for a garnish.
Spoon egg and apple mixture into parchment cup lined muffin tins—1/4 cup each. Gently spoon about one teaspoon of the remaining apple mixture onto the top of each muffin.
Bake for 40 minutes*.
*Note-my half batch was ready in 30 minutes and probably could have been taken out closer to 25 minutes.