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I love baking and creating new recipes and I have come up with a delicious and nutritious recipe for Strawberry and Coconut mini muffins. I love having a fresh snack after school for not only me but my children as well. They are coming home after a really long day of school and bus rides and I want to have something home made to give them.
These muffins have a surprise ingredient incorporated into the recipe – Carnation Breakfast Essentials in vanilla We have been a long time favorite of Carnation Breakfast Essentials because it really helps this full time working mom of 3 with getting breakfast streamlined.
You can make so many recipes with Carnation Breakfast Essentials like smoothies and smoothie bowls are add to a favorite recipe (pancakes, waffles, etc) for a nutritional boost. I created these mini muffins from the strawberry flavor but they are also available in chocolate and vanilla. (My favorite for smoothies!)
Strawberry Coconut Mini Muffin Recipe
3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 Pkgs Vanilla Carnation Breakfast Essentials
2 tsp. Baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 cup lowfat plain greek yogurt
1-1/2 cup flour
1 c. diced strawberries
¼ c. coconut flakes
Preheat oven to 350.
Spray a small muffin pan with non-stick spray.
In one bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients.
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin.
Bake 10-12 minutes.
Cool completely before removing the muffins from the pan.
**Store in refrigerator or freeze for longer storage.
- 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 Pkgs Strawberry Carnation Breakfast Essentials
- 2 tsp. Baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ c unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup lowfat plain greek yogurt
- 1-1/2 cup flour
- 1 c. diced strawberries
- ¼ c. coconut flakes
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Spray a small muffin pan with non-stick spray.
- In one bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients.
- Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin.
- Bake 10-12 minutes.
- Cool completely before removing the muffins from the pan.
- **Store in refrigerator or freeze for longer storage.
I love that I can sneak nutritious elements into these cupcakes with fresh fruit and Carnation Breakfast Essentials. They are a moist and delicious option for anytime of the day.
When I was shopping I noticed that there is a NEW product, Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Light Start™. This new powdered drink mix has lower calories and sugar than Carnation Breakfast Essentials with the same flavor and taste. This will be perfect for this mom’s smoothie on-the-go breakfast and it comes in chocolate and vanilla- perfect!
Be sure to stock up on booth of these products– Carnation Breakfast Essentials and Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Light Start™ throughout the school year to make your breakfast easier and more convenient and try them in a few of your favorite recipes too!