Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Good morning. Time for breakfast. We all know that breakfast is very important to begin our day. Why? Eating a healthy breakfast will give our body and brain a boost of energy. It help us to do our daily activity. Our body and brain need energy in order to do what their best and breakfast is a good thing to give them a fuel. Breakfast will help us to feel happier, less stress, and less moody. It is good for our waistline as well ! Studies have shown that eating breakfast can help to increase our calories burning rate. With having breakfast every morning, we tend not to feel hungry until lunch time or having high sugar and fatty snacks. What a power of breakfast!!

But.. of course. What i meant with breakfast is not a cup of coffee or cappuccino or a chocolate bar. A healthy breakfast need some requirement which are : contains source of carbohydrate, contains source of protein, and fruits. But it has to be light but can make us feel enough. Not hungry but not too full.

This morning, I'm going to make a whole grain blueberry muffin for me and my daughter. I know what you're thinking. Making muffins in the morning? beating batter, prepare the oven, prepare the muffin tin. Ughh... A lot of trouble in the morning. :-( Hey! I don't like it either. But this is different. I only need measuring spoons and a mug. No baking? No. It is microwave time. 90 seconds only. I got the original recipe from budgetbytes.com. With 2 times experiments and a little bit modification, I managed to make this muffin.

Well... the texture is not as good as full recipe baked muffins but the taste is not bad either. Quite the contrary. It is good. Let's get started.

Ingredients :
  • 2 tbs Whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbs All Purpose flour
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon powder 
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2-3 tbs milk
  • 1 1/2 tbs frozen/ fresh blueberry
Preparation :
  1. In a microwave proof mug, put all dry ingredients together.
  2. With a spoon, mix all those dry ingredients.

  3. Add butter into the mixed dry ingredients. 
  4. Mix the butter well until it is incorporated. Use your finger if needed or if your butter is too firm.
  5. Add milk. Mix them well. Do not forget to scrap the bottom of the mug to make sure no flour left behind on the bottom of the mug.
  6. Add frozen /fresh blueberry into the batter in the mug. Push them into the batter.
  7. Set the microwave on high. And microwave the batter for about 90 seconds.
  8. Remove from the microwave after it is done. Be careful. It can be very hot. Let it cool for a while.

    This muffin is good not only for breakfast but for snack as well. Enjoy :-)

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