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!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Muffins
- 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)Enjoy!
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!!