Breakfast Cookie In a Mug

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Breakfast Cookie Mug
For a quick, delicious, brain-fueled breakfast on the go or after-school snack, you can mix this up the night before and just pop it in the microwave when ready.
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minutes
Servings
mug
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minutes
Servings
mug
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large microwavable mug, mash banana well with a fork.
  2. Stir in peanut butter, milk and honey. Mix well and mix well.
  3. Add in oats and raisins, stir until combined.
  4. Microwave for 45 seconds - 1 minute, or until firm to the touch on top. (Cook times may vary, based on your microwave's wattage)
  5. Enjoy warm!
Recipe Notes

Cook times may vary. Please keep a close eye on your recipe while it is cooking to prevent it from overflowing or becoming overcooked.

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This Burrito Will Power You Through Your Day!

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Brain Boosting Burrito
While so many breakfast wraps include eggs, this one relies on black beans for protein. Perfect for your student to grab n' go if they are rushing out the door in the morning!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Fill a whole wheat tortilla with a 1/2 cup each of cooked black beans and sliced, roasted peppers, along with a sprinkling of shredded cheese, salsa and chopped cilantro.
  2. Roll up and store in the freezer, wrapped in plastic. In the morning, remove plastic, wrap loosely in a damp paper towel and microwave 3 minutes.
  3. For added protein (major brain fuel) add a scrambled egg to the tortilla!
Recipe Notes

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