Tuesday, February 19, 2013

1-Minute Microwave Oatmeal Muffin

Oh hai! It's been so long and I apologize for the absence of Genki Bunny posts ()(>.<)(). This bunny has hopped home to the US and hasn't had time to post some healthy recipes. Also, I've been experimenting with other recipes that require ingredients and kitchen equipment that may not be available to you guys. ごめん!

So here is finally a simple recipe for you to try. ^___^ I originally found this recipe here and of course, modified it a bit.

That is the result cut in half with some homemade almond butter. It may look a bit wimpy, but the taste makes up for that. ^____^

- ¼ cup Instant Oatmeal
- 1 egg
- Strawberries (any fruit of your choice)
- Ground Cinnamon
- Honey (optional)
- Walnuts (optional)

You will also need:
-Microwavable Cup
- ¼ cup measure (or estimate)

As you can see, just like regular oatmeal, there is an endless amount of ways to customize this meal. Use any fruit, nuts, spices that you want. As long as you have the oatmeal, an egg, and a microwavable cup, you're good to go.

First, put the oatmeal and egg in the cup.

Then, add the cinnamon or whatever spices you want.

Next, wash and cut up any fruit of your choice
 and add them to the cup

Stir the ingredients:

The microwave here is a bit stronger, so I only microwaved it for 45 seconds, but with the microwaves there, you'll probably have to go for about 1 minute.
After it's done microwaving take the cup and flip it over on a plate:
Aw, little lopsided guy. Then, I cut it open, added some walnuts, a drizzle of honey, and tablespoon of almond butter on the side.

AwWwWw yEaAaHhHh! This is a great recipe to experiment with.

A few ways you could customize it:
-Add peanut butter before microwaving.
-Use pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon and/or add pumpkin puree (you can probably find these at Kaldi and Seiji Ishi. The pumpkin puree can be saved for many meals, so it's worth buying to add a little zing to your meals).
-Experiment with different fruits.
- Make it into a dessert and add some dark chocolate chunks in before microwaving.

1) Put the oatmeal and egg in the microwavable cup.
2) Add the cinnamon.
3) Wash and cut the strawberries and add them to the cup.
4) Stir the ingredients.
5) Microwave for 45 seconds - 1 minute (Add more time if necessary).
6) Flip the cup upside down on a plate to release the muffin.
7) Add walnuts and drizzle honey.
8) Eat dat.

Though this looks like a breakfast meal, it's great for any time of the day. Depending on how much you customize it, you may still be a bit hungry for something on the side, like a banana or a small salad. However, if you're adding 2 tbsp. of nut butter in it or on the side, it will be very filling.

Anyways, I'm hoping to post more soon ^___^! I hope you guys get to try this delicious dude.

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