When I can’t sleep…


When I can’t go back to sleep, I get up and bake. Wide awake at 3:30 am this morning. Ugh. I will pay for that about 7:30 pm when I can’t keep my eyes open. It doesn’t happen often, but it can be because I’ve had a bad dream or I just wake up thinking about stuff (all of which is out of my control).

So, this morning I happened to remember that I have a box of Post Great Grains cereal in the cabinet. Raisins, dates & pecans. Pretty yummy combination. With some almond milk and a cup of hot coffee with cream.  None of which I can have until I have been awake for at least an hour because that’s how long I have to wait after taking my dose of Synthroid.

Anyway, it’s not a bad way to start the day… with a great smelling kitchen and a delicious breakfast treat.

Happy Monday!

baked GG muffins

Great Grains Monday Morning Muffins

from Post

makes 20-24, depending on the size of your muffin cups

  • 3/4 cup brown Sugar
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (or 1-1/3 cup whole wheat flour + 1 cup AP flour)
  • 2 cups Great Grains Cereal (I used raisins, dates & pecans)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups milk (whole or low-fat)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or applesauce)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425F or 220C.
  2. Grease muffin tin or place wrappers in tin. In a mixing bowl with a whisk stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and the cereal. Add the milk, beaten eggs, the oil (or applesauce) and vanilla. Mix just until blended. Place in muffin tin 2/3 full. Sprinkle some crushed cereal on top of each muffin. I also put a pecan half on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until baked through and golden brown on top. (Only 13 minutes in my oven.)

Bon appétit! I hope that you are still sleeping and that you are having very pleasant dreams!  Here’s to a much calmer week in North Carolina. Fall has arrived and we deserve a week of blue skies.

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