Mornings are not my specialty. As a night owl, waking up early is particularly difficult and my definition of early is what most people consider normal. To make matters worse, eating breakfast is a must or I morph into a screaming banshee. The problem with squeezing breakfast into my already-tight morning routine is that I don’t like cereal so that means I usually have to scramble for time to make eggs or something substantial for breakfast.
On those mornings when time is not on my side and my stomach is rumbling from the minute I wake up, I’m put in a bind to find something to eat. But I recently discovered a solution: Kodiak Cakes Minute Muffins, whole grain muffins in single-serve, microwaveable cups that are ready in only one minute.
Kodiak Cakes is Utah company that makes whole grain and all natural waffle, pancake, brownie and cookie mixes plus hand-made berry-based syrups. The Minute Muffins are their newest product, following their philosophy to use only natural ingredients with a just-add-water ease. They come in four different flavors: Apple Cinnamon Oat, Lemon Chia, Double Dark Chocolate and Mountain Blueberry.
I gave the Double Dark Chocolate Minute Muffin a try (I’m a huge fan of chocolate cake for breakfast so it seemed fitting) and was surprised that the directions seriously say to slowly fill cold water to the line inside the cup, stir until combined, then microwave on high for 1 minute. Let stand for another minute and viola! breakfast is ready.
The muffin was fluffy and airy, with a light chocolate flavor—nothing overpowering for breakfast. I’m a fan of eating everything with a fork so I didn’t think to take the muffin out of the cooking cup, but it would be great on-the-go this way. I think I’ve found the solution to my “I’m running late and I’m starving” panic.
Disclaimer :: I was treated to these samples of Minute Muffins by Kodiak Cakes. All opinions are my own.