As well as serving coffee, coffee shops are renowned for their scrumptious grab and go breakfasts. From muffins to sweet breads, here are some of your very own coffee shop inspired breakfast recipes…but of course with a healthy twist!
Healthy Blueberry Muffins (makes 12-15)
These blueberry muffins are light, hearty and simply delicious.
2 cups of spelt flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar of your choice/xylitol
1tbsp apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
1 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius/fan 160 degrees Celsius and line a muffin tin with muffin liners. In a large bowl, add the four ingredients and mix very well. In another bowl, add the remaining ingredients minus the blueberries and whisk together.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they have evenly mixed. Do not over mix. Add the blueberries and gently stir, try not to break any of the blueberries. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tins and bake in the oven for 17-19 minutes.
Allow to sit for 10 minutes before removing them from the tin.
Healthy Banana Bread
This banana bread contains some nice, healthy ingredients and still makes for a rather yummy final result!
1 cup ground almonds
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup sultanas
3 bananas (as ripe as possible)
3 medijool dates (stones removed)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut oil
A large handful of flaked almonds
If you have a nut allergy replace the ground almonds with another cup of brown rice flour
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius/fan 160 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl mix together the first five ingredients. In a separate bowl mash the bananas with a fork until smooth. Mash the dates together with a fork also and add to the bananas. Mix in the vanilla extract and coconut oil. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until the all of the ingredients are combined together.
Distribute the mixture into two mini loaf tins or one large loaf tin and top with flaked almonds. (*If you have a nut allergy leave these out*) Bake for 35 minutes. After 35 minutes poke a knife through the centre of the loaf and remove it. If the knife is clean the banana bread is done! Leave the banana bread to cool for 15 minutes and then remove from loaf tin.
Nut Butter Granola
This granola is quick and simple to make. It’s great to have on the go with you to keep you full!
2 tbsp manuka honey
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup meridian nut butter (almond, peanut…any kind!)
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tbsp flax seeds
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
A large handful of dried fruit of your choice
Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius/fan 140 degrees Celsius. Mix the first three ingredients together in a bowl and microwave for about 20 seconds. This gives it a more fluid like texture. Add the next three ingredients in and mix. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and start adding in the rolled oats bit by bit. Mix well before adding in more oats. You might find that it is easier to use your hands when doing this so ensure that they are clean.
Brush some melted coconut oil onto a baking tray and then add the granola mix. Make sure it is spread into a thin layer. Bake for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes use a spatula to break up the pieces and to flip them over, if you want to add in some dried fruit this would be the time to do so. Bake for another five minutes until golden brown.