microwave muffin & WIAW

Welcome to Wednesday and another round of “What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday”!

For the most part, I’m still “falling into good habits” with the Paleo diet. I say for the most part because I’ve eased up on myself a bit {but I’ll save that for another post}.

After seeing so many microwave muffin posts around the blogosphere; I’ve been dying to try one. Last night I searched around the internet and came up with one from shoretorun.com. I adapted it ever so slightly….it already had pumpkin in it, so we were good. ūüėČ

This may be the greatest creation ever! Super easy and so many variations to try!!

Breakfast 6:00 am- I first, sprayed a large mug with evoo spray. Then, I threw in all of my ingredients and stirred. Last, microwave for 5-7 minutes and Voil√†! …breakfast is served. These would also make a perfect snack or after dinner treat.

I just turned the mug upside down on my plate and the muffin slipped right out.

I cut it in half and topped it with coconut butter and sliced banana. It turned out better than I expected and this is going to be a new go-to breakfast, especially for those rushed mornings.

I also had half of a white necterine. This one was from HEB and did not even begin compare to the ones from Trader Joe’s. :(

So, if you’d like to recreate, here you go…..


microwave pumpkin muffin for one

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons¬†unsweetened vanilla¬†almond milk (any milk will work)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon would be a great substitute)
  • 1 teaspoon¬†pure vanilla extract
  • non-stick spray (I used extra virgin olive oil spray.)

Spray¬†mug with non-stick spray. Mix all ingredients in mug. Microwave for 5-7 minutes. I microwaved mine for 5 and it was great, but next time I’m going to try 6:30 for a little bit drier consistancy. Turn mug upside down over plate. Top with all of your favorite toppings and enjoy! *to make prep time a bit quicker in the morning, I had all of my dry ingredients already mixed. Paleo & gluten-free. www.kimscravings.com


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Snack 9:00- Strawberries {I have to get my red in for the¬†plantPOWER challenge!} and pumpkin pie balls {I’m¬†enjoying these more everyday!}

Lunch 11:45- Leftover Italian Stuffed Acorn Squash….I love just grabbing this out of the fridge for lunch. So filling and there’s nothing to prepare!

Snack 3:00- Do I really even have to tell you?

Landen’s friend took him to gymnastics today, so I actually got to come home and enjoy my evening. Since it was so nice out, Max and I went on a 3-1/2 mile walk. Then I came home and threw together a really wonderful dinner.

Dinner 6:00- I cooked up a couple of thinly sliced chicken breasts, red pepper, zucchini, and mushrooms with marsala sauce…super quick, easy and tasty {recipe to come}. I served the chicken and veggies with a side salad.

¬†Dessert 7:30- For a little after dinner sweet treat, I had another pumpkin pie¬†ball crumbled over Trader Joe’s¬†fat¬†free¬†Greek frozen yogurt {not¬†Paleo…I know}. Perfect end to a delicious day!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

What was something very yummy that you ate yesterday?



  1. says

    I love microwave muffins. I have a gazillion my blog and have them basically everyday for breakfast and for a snack! Plus, for me, they are a great way to get some protein in with protein powder! So… I guess that would be the “something yummy I ate yesterday.

    • Kim says

      I will definitely be checking your recipes out. I was thinking of a banana version for tomorrow morning, as I have a few VERY ripe bananas.

    • Kim says

      I saved the seeds to roast, but ended up being too lazy and threw them out….. ūüėČ There’s always next time!

    • Kim says

      Let me know what you think. I’ve got a few VERY ripe bananas and I think I’ll try a banana version for breakfast tomorrow.


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