Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Muffins / Zdravi doručak – mafini od borovnice

Guys, these muffins are pretty healthy and don’t taste like crap! I think I’m onto something here.

Blueberries are by far my favorite fruit to add to baked goods. They’re super healthy and don’t end up tart when baked, so you really need only a little bit of sugar to keep the batter tasty. Having these muffins first thing in the morning is like having a cake for breakfast, minus the guilt for stuffing your face with sweets.

Also, if you don’t have oat flour on hand, don’t panic. Just pulse rolled oats in a food processor until finely ground. And don’t worry about chunkier pieces in the flour either, it’s all gonna turn out fine.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 12 muffins / 0.27 EUR per muffin / 3.25 EUR for all)

For the muffins:

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

1 cup buttermilk (0.53 EUR)

2 tbsp butter, melted (0.27 EUR)

4 tbsp brown sugar (0.13 EUR)

1 cup oat flour (0.17 EUR)

1 cup whole wheat flour (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

4 tbsp ground flax seeds (0.13 EUR)

1 cup frozen blueberries (1.33 EUR)

Additional:

Butter for greasing the muffin tin (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C. If using tin molds, grease them with a bit of butter, but skip this step for silicone molds. Set aside. In a bowl, whisk eggs together with salt, vanilla and buttermilk. Whisk in melted butter and brown sugar. Add in flours, baking powder, baking soda and flax seeds. Stir until just combined. Gently fold in frozen blueberries and divide the batter between prepared muffin molds. Bake for 20 minutes, until slightly golden and crisped up at the top. Serve warm, or at room temperature.

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Dragi ljudi, ovi mafini su poprilično zdravi, a nemaju okus po kartonu! Mislim da sam na tragu nečega.

Borovnice su mi definitivno najdraže voće za ubaciti u kolače. Zdrave su, a ne zakisele se kada se ispeku, tako da vam treba samo mrvica šećera da smjesa i dalje ostane ukusna. Kada pojedete ovaj mafin odma ujutro osjećati ćete se kao da se za doručak častite sa kolačima, ali bez one krivnje što ste se prejeli tone šećera.

Također, ako nemate zobenog brašna ne očajavajte. Samo propulsirajte zobene pahuljice u multipraktiku u fini prah. I ne brinite ako unutra ostane i krupnijih komadića, sve će se to fino ispeći.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 12 mafina / 2,03 kn po mafinu / 24,32 kn za sve)

Za mafine:

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

1 šalica kiselog mlijeka (4,00 kn)

2 žlice maslaca, rastopljene (2,00 kn)

4 žlice smeđeg šećera (1,00 kn)

1 šalica zobenog brašna (1,25 kn)

1 šalica integralnog pšeničnog brašna (0,75 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

4 žlice mljevenih sjemenki lana (1,00 kn)

1 šalica smrznutih borovnica (10,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Maslac za namastiti kalupe za mafine (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Ako koristite plehnate kalupe za mafine, malo ih namastite maslacem, ali preskočite ovaj korak za silikonske kalupe. Stavite na stranu. U zdjeli razmutite jaja sa soli, vanilijom i kiselim mlijekom. Umutite unutra rastopljeni maslac i smeđi šećer. Ubacite oba brašna, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i lan, pa promiješajte tek toliko da se sve sjedini. Na kraju nježno umiješajte smrznute borovnice i raspodijelite smjesu po pripremljenim kalupima. Pecite 20 minuta, dok se mafini po vrhu lagano ne zahrskaju i ne postanu zlatni. Poslužite ih tople ili na sobnoj temperaturi.

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Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Muffins / Zdravi doručak – mafini od borovnice

Muscovado Sugar Browned Butter Tiny Blueberry Skillet Cake / Kolačić iz tave od muscovado šećera, smeđeg maslaca i borovnica

Last week was my birthday and my parents got me a small cast iron skillet. I LOVE IT! I’m gonna bake everything in it! I don’t even know how I’ve managed so far without one. Even fried eggs taste amazing from cast iron skillet.

My skillet is only 20 cm in diameter, so for bigger skillets feel free to double the ingredients. Just be sure to also adjust the baking times accordingly.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 small cake / 1.89 EUR)

1 tsp oil (0.01 EUR)

3 tbsp butter (0.30 EUR)

1 egg (0.20 EUR)

½ cup Greek yogurt (0.47 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp muscovado sugar (0.07 EUR)

1 cup all-purpose flour (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

¼ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

½ cup frozen blueberries (0.67 EUR)

1 tsp regular or brown sugar (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Coat cast iron skillet with teaspoon of oil and set aside. In a small saucepan cook butter on medium heat until browned and smelling nutty. This might take up to few minutes.

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In a bowl, whisk together egg, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract and muscovado sugar and then whisk in browned butter. Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir until just combined. Transfer the batter into prepared skilled, scatter blueberries on top and sprinkle with a teaspoon of sugar.

Bake cake for 20-25 minutes, until deep golden brown on top. Allow cake to cool in the skillet for a few minutes before digging in.

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Prošli tjedan mi je bio rođendan i roditelji su mi poklonili malu tavicu od lijevanog željeza. OBOŽAVAM JE! Od sada u njoj pečem sve! Uopće ne znam kako sam do sada živjela bez takve tave. Čak i jaja na oko imaju fantastičan okus kada su pečena u njoj.

Moja je tavica velika samo 20 cm u promjeru, pa za veće tave slobodno udvostručite sastojke. Samo pazite da onda također prilagodite i vrijeme pečenja.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 mali kolač / 13,54 kn)

1 žličica ulja (0,01 kn)

3 žlice maslaca (2,25 kn)

1 jaje (1,50 kn)

½ šalice grčkog jogurta (3,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

2 žlice muscovado šećera (0,50 kn)

1 šalica glatkog brašna (0,50 kn)

½ žličice praška za pecivo (0,05 kn)

¼ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

½ šalice smrznutih borovnica (5,00 kn)

1 žličica običnog ili smeđeg šećera (0,01 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Namastite tavu sa žličicom ulja i stavite na stranu. U malom lončiću kuhajte maslac na srednjoj temperaturi dok ne postane smećkast i ne dobije orašasti miris. To može potrajati do nekoliko minuta.

U posudi razmutite jaja sa grčkim jogurtom, vanilijom i muscovado šećerom, pa onda unutra umiješajte smeđi maslac. Dodajte brašno, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i sol, pa miješajte onoliko koliko treba da se sastojci sjedine. Preselite smjesu u pripremljenu tavu, po vrhu raštrkajte borovnice i posipajte žličicom šećera.

Pecite kolač 20-25 minuta, dok ne dobije duboku tamno smeđu boju. Pustite ga da se par minuta hladi u tavi prije nego što navalite.

Muscovado Sugar Browned Butter Tiny Blueberry Skillet Cake / Kolačić iz tave od muscovado šećera, smeđeg maslaca i borovnica

Blueberry Banana Coconut Cream Milkshake (vegan) / Frape od borovnice, banane i kokosovog vrhnja (veganski)

Have you already jumped on the coconut whipped cream bandwagon? No? Please do! This is such a tasty and fantastic alternative to dairy whipped cream. Coconut cream gives off a luxurious and rich whipped cream that is definitely worth trying out.

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 2 EUR per serving / 4 EUR for all)

1 can of coconut cream (2.40 EUR)

1 cup frozen blueberries (1.33 EUR)

1 small banana (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Place the can of coconut cream upside-down in the fridge the night before. The next day gently flip the can and open. If everything worked out well, the fat and the water should have separated. Carefully pour off the water and reserve. You’ll be using it in a second. Place all the thick white fat into the food processor and blitz for about 10 seconds until cream forms. Transfer to a bowl.

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Put frozen blueberries, banana and reserved coconut water in the same processor and shortly pulse until uniform. Divide blueberry mix between glasses and dollop coconut whipped cream in. Serve immediately.

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For extra sweetness feel free to add in some honey, agave nectar or maple syrup. I found the fruits sweet enough on their own, though.

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Jeste li se i vi prištekali na trend šlaga od kokosovog vrhnja? Ne? Napravite to! Ovo je prefina i super alternativa šlagu od kravljeg mlijeka. Kokosovo vrhnje daje bogati šlag i ovaj recept se apsolutno isplati probati.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 15,00 kn po porciji / 30,00 kn za sve)

1 konzerva kokosovog vrhnja (18,00 kn)

1 šalica smrznutih borovnica (10,00 kn)

1 mala banana (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Večer prije ostavite naopako okrenutu konzervu kokosovog vrhnja u frižideru. Sljedećeg dana nježno preokrenite konzervu i otvorite. Ako je sve ispalo po planu, masnoća i voda su se razdvojile. Pažljivo odlijte i sačuvajte vodu. Nju ćete ubrzo iskoristiti. Stavite gustu bijelu masnoću u multipraktik i blicajte oko 10 sekundi, dok se ne formira čvrsti šlag. Preselite šlag u zdjelicu.

Stavite smrznute borovnice, bananu i preostalu kokosovu vodu u isti multipraktik i kratko pulsirajte dok ne bude jednolično. Podijelite miks borovnica među čašama i unutra žlicom odgrabite kokosov šlag. Odmah poslužite.

Slobodno po želji zasladite medom, nektarom od agave ili javorovim sirupom. Meni je, međutim, samo voće bilo već dovoljno slatko.

Blueberry Banana Coconut Cream Milkshake (vegan) / Frape od borovnice, banane i kokosovog vrhnja (veganski)

Healthy Breakfast Idea – Blueberry Overnight Oats for the Whole Week / Ideje za zdravi doručak – Zobena kaša sa borovnicama za cijeli tjedan

By now even the birds in the trees know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But what does that even mean? For me personally, my breakfast usually sets the pace for the whole day. If I happen to skip it, I’ll probably continue feeling rushed and stressed. If I happen to eat crap like doughnuts first thing in the morning, I’ll most likely continue to eat crap and by evening feel thoroughly miserable and bloated.

So, in order to give my day a good chance to be stellar, I like to be prepared. When everything goes according to plan, I’ll usually make a batch of portable breakfast portions on Sunday, which I can just grab with me on my way to work and dump in the microwave once I get to the office. Six thirty in the morning is definitely way too early for me to eat, so I’d rather come to the office a bit earlier and eat there.

The whole Sunday preparation for the week takes about 10 minutes tops, but in the end makes so much difference for me. The recipe bellow is more like a general guideline, so feel free to adjust it according to personal preferences and what you have at hand.

Without further ado, let’s see what you’ll need. Oh, and just a small note; there are only four portions pictured bellow as I had some other breakfast plans for one day.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 5 servings / 0.76 EUR per serving / 3.81 EUR for all)

4 cups (1 liter) milk of choice, animal or plant based work just as good (0.80 EUR)

2 cups rolled oats (0.40 EUR)

5 tsp ground flax seed (0.07 EUR)

5 tsp honey (0.27 EUR)

½ cup raisins (0.27 EUR)

½ cup roughly chopped walnuts (0.67 EUR)

1 cup frozen blueberries (1.33 EUR)

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METHOD:

Place milk on high heat and bring almost to the point of boiling. While the milk is heating up, divide oats, flax seeds, honey, raisins, walnuts and frozen blueberries between your portions. Then pour hot milk on top, seal the portions and give them a gentle shake so the ingredients can mix. Allow everything to cool down to a room temperature before storing in the fridge.

The oats will soak up majority of the milk and become soft and gooey. You can add a splash more of milk before reheating your healthy awesome breakfast, but it’s going to be fantastic just as it is too.


Sada već i vrapci na grani znaju da je doručak najvažniji obrok u danu. Ali što to zapravo znači? Za mene osobno doručak obično diktira ritam ostatka dana. Ako ga slučajno preskočim, vjerojatno ću se nastaviti osjećati užurbano i pod stresom. Ako je prva stvar koju pojedem ujutro nešto nezdravo tipa krafna, vjerojatno ću nastaviti u sebe trpati smeće i do večeri se osjećati jadno i napuhano.

Pa zato volim biti spremna, kako bi moj dan imao bolju šansu ispasti fantastičan. Kada sve ide po planu, obično u nedjelju složim turu prenosivih doručaka za cijeli tjedan, koje onda samo pokupim sa sobom ujutro kada idem na posao i u uredu ubacim u mikrovalnu. Šest i trideset ujutro je definitivno prerano za mene da išta jedem, pa zato radije dođem u ured malo ranije i jedem tamo.

Nedjeljne pripreme za cijeli tjedan oduzmu mi maksimalno 10 minuta, a u konačnici predstavljaju enormnu razliku. Recept u nastavku više je neki općeniti putokaz i slobodno ga prilagodite vlastitom ukusu i onome što imate pri ruci kod kuće.

Pa bez daljnje priče, da vidimo što će vam sve trebati. I mala napomena; na fotkama su samo četiri porcije jer sam imala neke druge planove za jedan dan.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 5 porcija / 5,70 kn po porciji / 28,50 kn za sve)

4 šalice (1 litra) mlijeka po izboru, životinjsko ili biljno funkcioniraju jednako dobro (6,00 kn)

2 šalice zobenih pahuljica (3,00 kn)

5 žličica mljevenih sjemenki lana (0,50 kn)

5 žličica meda (2,00 kn)

½ šalice grožđica (2,00 kn)

½ šalice grubo nasjeckanih oraha (5,00 kn)

1 šalica smrznutih borovnica (10,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Stavite mlijeko na jaku vatru da skoro pa zakipi. Dok se mlijeko grije, podijelite zobene pahuljice, lan, med, grožđice, orahe i smrznute borovnice između vaših porcija. Onda sve zalijte sa vrućim mlijekom dobro zatvorite porcije i protresite da se svi sastojci promiješaju. Pustite da se sve ohladi na sobnu temperaturu prije nego što ćete odložiti u frižider.

Zobene će pahuljice popiti većinu mlijeka i postati mekane i kremaste. Može dodati još mrvicu mlijeka prije nego što ćete podgrijati doručak, ali biti će izvrstan i ovakav kakav je.

Healthy Breakfast Idea – Blueberry Overnight Oats for the Whole Week / Ideje za zdravi doručak – Zobena kaša sa borovnicama za cijeli tjedan

Blueberry Banana Muffins / Mafini od banane i borovnice

Banana bread, with all its numerous variations, is one of my favorite cakes to make. It’s simple, quick and very flexible. Whenever I have a few overripe bananas at hand and a handful of random ingredients left over from another recipe, I know just what to do.

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 12 regular sized muffins / 0.26 EUR per muffin / 3.10 EUR for all)

2 large overripe bananas (0.53 EUR)

2 large eggs (0.40 EUR)

½ cup yogurt (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

¼ butter, melted (0.40 EUR)

2 cups plain white flour (0.15 EUR)

1/3 cup sugar (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup frozen blueberries (1.33 EUR)

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Preheat oven to 200°C. If using tin muffin molds, lightly coat them with oil. Skip this step if using silicone muffin molds. In a medium bowl, mash bananas using a potato masher or a fork until smooth. Whisk in eggs, yogurt and vanilla. Finally whisk in melted butter until fully combined.

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In a larger bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pour wet ingredients over dry ones and mix with a spatula until just combined. Gently fold in frozen blueberries and divide the dough between muffin molds.

Bake muffins for 20 minutes, until tops become golden. Allow muffins to cool for five minutes in their molds, before removing.

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Kruh od banane, sa svim svojim bezbrojnim varijacijama, jedan je od meni najdražih kolača za peći. Jednostavan je, brz i jako fleksibilan. Kad god imam prezrele banane pri ruci, sa još pregrštom ostataka iz nekih drugih recepata, znam što mi je činiti.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 12 mafina standardne veličine / 1,92 kn po mafinu / 23,07 kn za sve)

2 velike prezrele banane (4,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

½ šalice jogurta (1,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta vanilije (0,20 kn)

¼ šalice maslaca, rastopljenog (3,00 kn)

2 šalice oštrog pšeničnog brašna (1,00 kn)

1/3 šalice šećera (0,25 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica smrznutih borovnica (10,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Ako koristite plehnate kalupe za mafine, namastite ih sa malo ulja. Preskočite ovaj korak ako koristite silikonske kalupe. U srednjoj zdjeli zgnječite banane gnječilicom za krumpir ili viljuškom u glatku kašu. Umiješajte jaja, jogurt i vaniliju. Na kraju dodajte rastopljeni maslac i miješajte dok se ne sjedini.

U većoj zdjeli pomiješajte brašno, šećer, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i sol. Prelijte mokre sastojke preko suhih, pa špatulom kratko miješajte da postane jednolično. Na kraju nježno umiješajte borovnice i podijelite smjesu među kalupima za mafine.

Pecite mafine 20 minuta, dok vrhovi ne budu zlatno-žuti. Pustite ih da se 5 minuta hlade u kalupima prije nego što ćete ih izvaditi.

Blueberry Banana Muffins / Mafini od banane i borovnice