Chocolate Muffin Yogurt Bowl
If you've read my site enough, you know that I love making tweaks to traditional recipes, a lot of the time to lessen the sugar content (which, over time, I have come to understand as disagreeable with my stomach). This often includes anything from pancakes, to brownies, to protein bars... So I am loving these days how brands are starting to get on the same track and lower their sugar content without adding any of that fake stuff instead (can I get a heck yeah for Halo Top?).
One of my favorite go to baking brands is Simple Mills. Simple Mills is a gluten-free brand that makes anything from cake mix, to pancake mix, to bread mix, to crackers... they even make icing for you to coat your delicious freshly baked cakes in. Instead of wheat, they use almond flour, giving their products a delicious nutty taste. My favorite of all their products is their chocolate mix. The box gives you recipes for cake, brownies, and muffins, but I always go for the latter. I use coconut oil in the batter because I love the slightly coconut-y taste paired with the almond texture. Mmmmmm.
I have become pretty creative with these mixes lately, trying to figure out how I best like to eat them. And while the muffins are delicious on their own, I wanted to see how I could make them into a good breakfast or mid-day snack.
So, feast your eyes (and hopefully your belly) on my Chocolate Muffin Yogurt Bowl! This is so super easy, kind of like a kitchen sink muffin bowl. I take half a muffin (maybe more if it is breakfast) and crumble it on top of Greek yogurt, almond butter, and a bit of no-sugar-added raspberry jam.
These mixes are great for Sunday meal prep- a box makes 12 cupcakes and if you keep them in the fridge, they should last about a week. You get your healthy carbs, protein, and a bit of an all-natural sugar kick to rejuvenate. Great for a post workout meal. This may sound like such a silly recipe to post, but I wanted to share with you one of my go-to dishes.
What do you think? Would you give this recipe a try? Let me know your thoughts below!
- Simple Mills Chocolate Cupcake(s)
- Greek Yogurt
- I always opt for Wally's or Fage
- Nut butter
- I will never stop advocating for Trader Joes Crunchy Almond Butter
- No-Sugar-Added Raspberry Jam
- No sugar added means that the jam is either unsweetened beyond the natural berries, or uses all natural fruit juice instead. If you can't find this, I love making my own jam. You can also opt for a jam that uses agave as a sweetener instead, because it has a lower glycemic index.
- Optional: Granola, nuts, cacao nibs, berries...
Put in a bowl, mash around a bit, and EAT!