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Yet another breakfast bake??  I hope you’re not getting sick of seeing these, because I am not getting sick of eating them!

Yesterday, a reader asked if you can make these in a muffin tin.

Question answered!  I’ve also been asked if you can use a real egg instead of a flax or chia “egg”.  Yes, 1 egg white will do the trick!

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The batter fits perfectly in 3, almost full muffin tins.  You could also use 2-3 single serving ramekins as well.

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Today’s variety was blueberry buckwheat!  THREE muffins means THREE times the fun with the toppings.  And now I’m one cheesy line away from having you all hit X and close out of my page.

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Coconut butter…oh yes

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Peanut butter…oh yes

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It’s not the weekend, but close enough.  Helloooo maple syrup!

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Third muffin in a bowl?  Another reader told me something she likes to do with breakfast bakes like this…

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Muffin n’ milk…almond milk!

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Blueberry Buckwheat Bake [serves 1]

  • 4T raw buckwheat flour [ground from raw groats, not toasted, aka Kasha]

  • 1T raw buckwheat groats

  • 1/2 banana

  • 1 egg white [or 1 flax or chia “egg”]

  • 1/2t cinnamon

  • 2t vanilla

  • 1/2c blueberries

  • 1/4t baking powder

  • 2T chopped nuts

  • 4T almond milk

  • 1T chia seeds

  1. Preheat oven to 350*

  2. Mash banana with a fork, unlike gooey.

  3. Whisk in milk, vanilla and egg white.

  4. Mix in buckwheat flour + groats, cinnamon, blueberries, baking powder, and chia seeds.

  5. Grease 3 muffin cups, or ramekins, or individual soup crock.

  6. Pour in batter and bake for 25-30min.

  7. Slide a knife around the edge, pop out of the pan and eat!

*This is the same size as the other breakfast bakes, but just split into 3 muffin cups.

*To check out nutrition stats, check this post.  It varies, only slightly.

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Is it strange that I have SO MUCH FUN making breakfast?  Send help now!

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1 piece of advice. Please don’t forget to spray your pan…


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Piece of advice #2 Soy is in EVERYTHING.

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Oh yes, for 3.5 lovely weeks of detoxing my body from soy, I never even THOUGHT to check my Spectrum spray oil.  Tisk tisk on me.  I can’t imagine having a soy allergy!!

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I had a fancy lunch out today at Tasty Harmony, which is one of my favorite local spots.  This massaged kale salad was GIGantic!

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But who was I dining with?

[veggie quinoa gumbo + pesto portabella samich]

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The ever so lovely Maddy, from Love Grown Foods!  She got to take a work break and headed up my way for a fabulous lunch.  One thing I’ve never mentioned about Maddy + Alex [her boyfriend + biz partner] is that they are TWENTY THREE years old.  Impressive, no??

Absolutely lovely lunch!

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One of the most kind + generous people I know, Maddy brought me boxes of goodies!  Some to be shared with YOU!

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She also brought me a box of all her favorite foodie finds.

  • chobani yogurt

  • Justin’s nut butters!!

  • gourmet butters

  • fancy crackers

  • chocolate

  • tea

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Can you believe I feel like I’m getting sick??  Uh-gain!?  This is absurd.  I’ve been sick about 4 times in the past 3 years.  I tried to give it the 1-2 punch today.

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Time to juice!

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I peeled the grapefruit, because I thought if I didn’t the juice would be bitter.  Well, that was a good call, but I should have DEFinitely peeled the oranges as well!

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This will be delicious next time!

Vitamin C JUICE

  • 3-4 oranges, peeled

  • 1/2 grapefruit, peeled

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As you saw in the current giveaway I made brownies.

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And I ate brownies…

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And, I made frosting!

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Coconut peanut butter frosting!

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It came from the idea for coconut cream, from The Non-Dairy Queen. I saw it on HEAB’s blog the other day.

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This is not your average sugar-filled frosting.

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And if you can believe it’s made with coconut flour!

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Coconut Peanut Butter Frosting [yields 1c]

  • 3T coconut flour

  • 8T unsweetened almond milk [or other milk]

  • 1T brown rice syrup [or agave/honey]

  • 3T creamy peanut butter

  • 1/2T coconut oil

  • pinch of salt

  1. Blend until creamy smooth in a blender or food processor.

You could slather this on….

  • cookies

  • brownies

  • buckwheat bakes

  • oatmeal

  • apples

  • carrots

  • sweet taters

Maybe bath in it?

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Now if you will excuse me…

I need to clean my plate!

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And now you can X out of my post!

<3 Ashley

Reader Comments (88)

I am too hungry to wait for 25 minutes for breakfast but I will definitely make those muffins tomorrow! just a Q: I have Kasha, why do you advice to not use it?

x sabine

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSabine @ thefruitpursuit

3 cute little muffins for breakfast - best idea ever :)

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFreya (Brit Chick Runs)

The breakfast bake and can we take another one? Oh heck yeah! Those look delish!

Having a soy intolerance and soy is in everything...YES! When I realized I needed to avoid gluten, soy, and dairy...and I was strict with all for about 2, I consume edamame and trace dairy if it happens to be IN something or food items made on shared equipment...but yeah, soy is...everywhere!

Btw if you ever want to splurge, pick up the coconut oil spray by Spectrum. Not tons different than coconut oil in the jars but the spray feature is super nice :)

Can you please just come bake for me??? PLEASE??? :D

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieGirl

I don't even know where to start! Everything looks amazing!!!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristy @ KristyRuns

Wow, these breakfast bakes are making my mornings. Keep them coming!

What a great lunch and great goodies! :) I hope you are not getting sick again. My husband has the flu for the 2nd time in a month. Poor guy. It's been awful this year!!! Take care hun.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

That is so cute! Anything in muffin form is way better, plus you can have more of them!

I am gluten-free and avoid soy, and it's often so hard to go out to dinner at Asian restaurants because all they have for protein is tofu!

Your lunch looks divine, girl:) I can't wait to go out to dinner tonight!

p.s. Love me some frosting! I'm "that girl" that likes the frosting on cakes better than the actual cake;)

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatelyn @ Chef Katelyn

I love that you can make those breakfast bakes in muffin tins! It's 7 am here and I'm lusting after those brownies and that frosting!!! Hope you don't get sick!! Juice, juice juice!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

My mom has a soy allergy - it's in everything. Not to mention gluten as well. She's a trooper though!

I loe muffins/almond milk. so. so. soooo good! I have too much fun making breakfast too. It's my favorite meal!

I am curious about your continued use of coconut oil when baking/cooking. I am a student studying exercise physiology and part of our curriculum is studying health. We al know that saturated fats are bad, and butter fat is 66% saturated. The ONLY fat more saturated than butter is coconut oil, which is 89% saturated. Maybe Im missing something here, but why all the coconut oil?

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Woods

That gumbo looks amazing!!! Love all of your breakfast bakes, although I am not ready to convert from oatmeal:-)

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at KeepItSweet

That frosting looks to die for!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPearl (Crunch and Chew)

Keep the breakfast bakes coming! They look so lovely and scrumptious -- great way to start the morning...and that frosting! I'm thinking you should mix the frosting w/ the breakfast bake :) ha!
having a soy (and wheat and gluten and ...) allergy is hard - it hides EVERYWHERE!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlauren @ spiced plate

I do that with my muffins! Take them out of the freezer, heat them up a bit in the microwave and pour milk over them! Sooo delish!

In face, everything in your post looks delicious. I would love that gumbo and the frosting on those brownies I could eat with a spoon!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren (PB&G)

Your breakfast bakes are totally yummy! I have made them 3 times this week, using the oatmeal version. I left out the pumpkin, but added dates and walnuts....a banana, date, walnut, oatmeal version. With peanut butter and maple syrup on top. AMAZING! And absolutely addicting! Thanks for the recipe!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Err.. I meant "fact" not "face" lol

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren (PB&G)

can you use something other than coconut flour?

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchinocap27

I love your breakfast bakes! They all look so good. The frosting also looks delicious!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaddie (Healthy Maddie)

Those brownies look so good! Especially with the frosting!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

mmm the texture of that "frosting" entices me...

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralana (at) the food

soy is everywhere. After about 4 years of avoiding it, I think I've gotten it down to a science. I love a good tempeh or miso though and treat myself once every couple of months with either of them. I figure my diet is SO clean, it can't harm to get a little crazy sometimes.

I use coconut oil to line my muffin tins. Just a tiny dab on my pinky goes a very, very long way.

Loving the icing. I've never thought to use coconut flour as the base. I usually use a combination of coconut milk + coconut oil. When it get's cold it hardens up. Will have to try the coconut flour. Brilliant!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne @ Healthful Pursuit

Oh wow, I need to be friends with Maddy too! Epic score!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

you are truly in love with those breakfast bakes hehe! but that's ok, i think we all love seeing what you come up with next.
i will definitely be trying out that frosting recipe. it looks so good. and your salad must have been amazing.
why on earth would cooking spray need soy in it?! i'm going to go look at mine now...

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrachel

Another good juice to try when you are sick:

orange, carrot, orange bell pepper, ginger

You would be surprised, the pepper actually tastes really good!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Oh my lanta, that coconut frosting looks to die for! I need to try that.

Also, I'm constantly amazed at how much soy is in everything we eat. I try not to eat much of it and it seems it's always randomly in something I'm eating.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersassy molasy

Oh my goodness--so much good food in one post! Yum.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEliz@The Sweet Life

That frosting looks amazing! And I am totally ok with your breakfast bake post =] I love them! I keep getting sick too. Bring on the vitamin C drinks!!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAri @ ThE DiVa DiSh

...I really need to stop eating out so much on weekends. I do really well during the week making home cooked meals with whole foods and then the weekend comes. By then, I'm just tired of cooking and want someone else to cook for me. I live out in the boondocks so we don't have very many 'healthy' choices when dining out. I'd like to make the effort to go into the city and try out new restaurants that offer healthy meals...that should clean up my act ;)

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

I'm definitely not tired of seeing your breakfast bakes! This may be my favorite version yet! Love the cute muffin shape :)

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJusteen @ Blissful Baking

I don't think we can ever get enough of those breakfast bakes! :D

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

The brownies with coconut flour look absolutely amazing!! I suck at making frosting though lol. Does this frosting get a little runny? That seems to be my issue every time I make any kind of homemade frosting.

Oh and muffins for breakfast that are actually healthy?! I bet you can bake a few batches and freeze them, then just toast back to life when needed :)

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

i am in love with everything about this post. first- 3 muffins for one serving?! yes please. keep the bakes coming. coconut PB frosting? i think i just loved you even more, if that possible. hope your not getting sick, take some oil of oregano! sounds gross, works like a charm

I know, right? I was excited when it turned out to be 3 muffins! So fun! ;) Thanks for the oregano tip!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

It wasn't runny at all. You just have to be careful when adding the liquid, which is the same when you're making a frosting with powdered sugar. It can get too runny really fast! :) You could definitely freeze these muffins!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Ugh! Feel better!! Definitely going to make my orange coconut smoothie today!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

LOL!!! "oh my lanta"

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I would definitely give it a shot if I had a bell pepper!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I can't wait to try bringing tempeh and sprouted tofu back into my diet and finally buy some miso! I'm hoping I can eat one of them, once a week! Great idea for the coconut oil! I've made coconut milk frosting before too. So yummy!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

For this recipe, no..but there are other coconut milk based frosting recipes out there! :)

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thank you so much for letting me know!!! I'm so so glad you like them. :) Your version sounds awesome!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I've done extended research on coconut oil. The fats are composed differently than typical saturated fats. There is a plethora of info online. Here is one place to check but you can find a lot mroe - It's also great for cooking because in it's unrefined state, it doesn't turn rancid at high-heat, like some other oils. ie: olive oil

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Vanessa! I just had a brownie before breakfast!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I'm actually not a big frosting person! I'm really sensitive to sugar, so this one was perfect for me. :)

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

That's terrible..I hope he's better soon!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I've seen the coconut oil spray before! Might have to try that at some point!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I don't recommend Kasha, because of it's really strong flavor. I think it would totally overpower this breakfast. If you like Kasha a lot, it might be fine for you...but people are getting really confused on the difference between raw groats and kasha. :) When I tried kasha it tasted burnt to me!

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Hey Colleen! This sounds like a possible entry for the giveaway? If it is, it's in the wrong post and I just wanted to let you know! :)

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thats basically the best present of all time! haha ....great idea with the milk and muffin in a bowl...looks delish :)

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

One problem with reading all my favorite blogs on my Nook is that it's really difficult for me to comment. I've been reading and digesting every single one of your posts, Ashley. I love them. Especially love those brownies with the frosting. I need to get off so many sweets, though! GOOD LUCK WITH THE INSPECTION AND FEEL BETTER! <3

That all looks so amazing. You torture me Ashley. I will definitely have to try that breakfast bake.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

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