Life can get pretty busy and sometimes we rely on grab-and-go options for various meals and snacks, espeically breakfast.
Some sort of prepacked protein bar is often what people will opt for in this kind of situation. While there are some brands that have developed high quality options, relying solely on processed bars is not always ideal. NOTE: When you are purchasing protein bars avoid any with a laundry list of ingredients and bars that are high in sugar.
Many people love to meal prep for their weeks to avoid going out to eat or eating quick junk food. However, breakfast can easily be lost in the planning.
There are plenty things that are both nourishing and quick, or prepped ahead of time. A few ideas include:
Below is a great on-the-go kind of breakfast option that is also delicious and nourishing. While the recipe calls for the use of a whoopie pie pan, you can also use a mini cupcake pan and grease it with coconut oil.
Makes about 15 rounds in a whoopie pie pan
2 flax eggs (2 T flax meal + 3 T water; mix and let sit for 5 minutes)
2 eggs (pasture raised is ideal)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup melted ghee (or coconut oil)
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 scoop collagen powder (optional)
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp (heaping) pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Optional toppings: Pecans, walnuts, pepitas, or Enjoy life chocolate chips if you'd like to eat these as dessert!
Mix your flax egg and let sit
Pre-heat your oven at 350 degrees
Beat your eggs eggs in a mixing bowl, then add vanilla, maple syrup, melted oil, and flax eggs. Once mixed well, gradually add the pumpkin puree until your batter is smooth.
Slowly add the coconut flower, baking soda, and spices. Mix until combined. Double check that you do not have any lumps in your batter!
Oil your whoopie pie pan (where the batter will go) with coconut oil and poor/scoop batter into place. Add optional toppings if desired.
Place in the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes. You can tell they are done by their darker color, or by sticking a knife or toothpick through the center of a couple. If they come out clean, it means the are done.
Once removed from the oven, place on a cooling rack or trivet and let sit for 2 minutes before removing each round and placing them on a cooling rack.