We live in a society that is constantly on the go. We’re always trying to utilize our time efficiently in order to get the most done in our short 24 hour day. I know that I’m guilty of this. Often times I feel like I’m so busy that I don’t have time to get enough sleep! It seems like every single minute of sleep is precious, and I don’t want to interrupt it to get out of bed and start my morning. Sound familiar?
Often times, when we have a choice between sleeping an extra 15 minutes, or waking up and eating breakfast, sleep wins. Especially in these cold winter months, snuggling under the covers seems like a better idea than getting out of bed and walking on the cold kitchen floor in order to make yourself something to eat.
Ok, so scene set: You press snooze and sleep an extra 20 min. Alarm goes off…you JUMP out of bed, shower for 5 minutes, primp yourself, get dressed, and run out the door. You get to work, pour yourself a crappy cup of coffee and then your stomach starts to rumble. You were in such a rush that morning that you barely noticed that you didn’t eat anything. By the time lunch rolls around, you’re ravenous, hangry, cranky and exhausted.
Ok, how about this scene: You press snooze and sleep an extra 20 min. Alarm goes off…you JUMP out of bed, shower for 5 minutes, primp yourself, get dressed, Grab a delicious, yummy, amazingly healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Muffin, and run out the door. You get to work, pour yourself a crappy cup off coffee, and sit down to enjoy said Carrot Cake Oatmeal Muffin.
I like that option better.
These Carrot Cake Oatmeal Muffins are pretty much awesome. They are not only delicious, but are a great example of preparing in bulk so that you have something on hand when you’re in a rush. These are great because you can make multiple servings and literally prepare enough breakfast for your entire week with only one quick cooking session… it’s a win-win situation people!
This recipe makes 2-3 servings, but you can alter the amounts to make enough for every busy morning!
I present to you: The Carrot Cake Oatmeal Muffin!
- 1 cup oats
- ½ cup apple sauce
- ¾ cup water
- 1 ts cinnamon
- 1 TBS chia
- ½ cup carrot grated
- 2 TBS raisins
- 2 TBS pecans
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients
- Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray
- Spoon mixture into tin, filling to the top
- Bake for 20-25 minutes (the top of the muffins should be browned and muffins should be solid)
You can double or even triple the recipe to get the desired amount of muffins!
These are the perfect way to get yourself prepared. They are also fat-free, sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!