Do you want a quick low carb, gluten and sugar free breakfast that is perfect for busy weekday mornings? Say hello to these Grab & Go Low Carb Muffins.
Don’t get me wrong. Sitting down at the breakfast table for a lovingly prepared scrambled egg or (insert your favourite dish here), accompanied by a chat…or blissful silence… is a beautiful thing. I am all in. But we have to be realistic. And honest. What happens most mornings? The bed is comfortable. You stretch, wake slowly, check your emails, try to remember that important thing you know you have to do today. . And suddenly you have all but 15 minutes left to shower, get dressed and eat breakfast.
I am very quick at making scrambled eggs. And very fast at eating them. But sometimes measures need to be more drastic.
Sometimes you need a Grab and Go breakfast.
I have been warming to the grab and go meal ever since a great friend gave me a “Grab cup” (brilliant marketing speak!) from our favourite cafe to remember the many hours we have spent there. This thermos cup with its handy sipping hole (you can buy one just like it here) has become one of my most needed items. Before I race the family out of the house and into London’s traffic jam, I pour the rest of my coffee into it and take little sips of happiness in the car. So why not add to this moment of zen? Give you even more time to enjoy waking up in peace? Exactly. Have a grab & go low carb muffin.
Regular muffins made with wheat flour are probably one of the worst breakfast choices you can make. And if you buy them in the supermarket, you’ll not only get a serious blood sugar spike from all the white carbohydrates and sugars, but also load up on preservatives, stabilisers and e-numbers. You’ll consume a bunch of empty calories and will feel hungry again after a couple of hours. Sorry to burst anyone’s bubble.
These muffins, friends, are not only pretty and very, very tasty, they will also keep you going until lunchtime. Inspired by this recipe on the great low carb blog All Day I Dream About Food, they are made with ground almonds, yoghurt, eggs, butter and berries and sweetened with a little xylitol – you could substitute this with erythritol or stevia to further lower the carb content. If you make a big batch, you can keep them in the fridge or freezer and have one ready for those mornings. They are a great alternative to my savoury egg muffins such as the Chorizo Egg Muffins or the Spinach and Chive Mini Quiches. The only downside I can think of is that you will need to prepare them in advance and then make sure they aren’t eaten up immediately.
Obviously, grab & go low carb muffins taste delicious eaten from a plate as well. How versatile is that.
- 300g plain yoghurt, full fat
- 350g ground almonds
- 6 medium eggs
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 100g blueberries and/or raspberries
- 2 tbsp xylitol or sweetener of choice
- Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius.
- Line a muffin tin with paper cups. if you have a silicone mould, you can get by without - just make sure you grease it well.
- Mix your yoghurt, eggs, vanilla and butter well.
- Then add all dry ingredients.
- At the end, carefully fold in the berries, reserving some to place on top.
- Bake for ca 20 minutes or until the tops are browned and a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.