Head heavy, body in slow motion. I stumbled down the steps much earlier than I would have liked. Irrelevant of when I go to bed I seem to wake at the same time on most mornings without an alarm. My body's got it figured out so I suppose I should be grateful.
Looking out the window, I zoomed in on the dewey grass; each blade splendid, vibrant green and unique in its own way. I stared at it for a while, wanting to run my hands over it's smooth surface and feel drops of dew running down my arm. The massive headache pulsing through me, interrupted my thought, as did my growling stomach.
I like wine a lot! I usually have a glass daily and on occasion two but last night we had company and buzzing with an excited energy, I lost track. There was champagne, food, wine and more wine. I stayed up too late and there I was, on a dreary Sunday morning, nursing a hangover I hadn't experienced in some time. It was comical in some ways and brought me back to my college days. Days of waking up in the morning (or noon) after partying all night and eating cooked macaroni with shredded mozzarella, salt and olive oil for breakfast. My best friend's specialty.
But times have changed. For the most part, I do believe in moderation but frankly, it felt good to give myself over to the evening and leave the calculated, responsible me behind for a while.
And as far as breakfast, I felt infinite gratitude for the paleo collagen mini muffins I'd made the day before (no macaroni for me). They came in at just the right time and saved me from having to think about making breakfast. And not only that, but they were seriously delicious. Even better than on the first day.
For me, breakfast is essential. In whatever shape and form it comes, I have to eat it as soon as I wake up and it has to be something that compliments coffee. These mini muffins are packed with collagen, are grain free and you can use the toppings of your choice. I went with blueberries, walnuts and allergy friendly chocolate chips.
These little guys make an ideal snack or breakfast and aside from one tbsp of maple syrup, are sweetened only by one banana. It's the perfect little bite for when you want something sweet, whether you've had too much wine or not.
paleo collagen mini muffins 3 ways
prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 18-20 minutes
yields: 24 mini muffins
1/4 cup collagen peptides
zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
4 eggs at room temp
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 ripe mashed banana
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
2 tbsp cashew, almond or coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
optional: allergy friendly chocolate chips
mini muffin tin
mini muffin liners
medium mixing bowl
large mixing bowl
Preheat oven to 350 degrees with middle rack inserted.
In medium bowl combine, flours, salt, collagen, orange zest, baking soda. Combine and set aside.
In large bowl, mash banana with fork, combine the rest of the wet ingredients aside from the optional ones and combine well.
While whisking the wet ingredients, slowly add the dry ingredients, while continuously mixing.
Line your muffin tins and fill each almost to the top.
Bake for 18-20 minutes on the middle rack.