First Time Mom and Losing It: #McCafeMyWay with Mommy and Me Mini Muffins

Friday, March 20, 2015

#McCafeMyWay with Mommy and Me Mini Muffins

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I try to get my daily walks in first thing in the morning. If I don't I find myself getting distracted and working on my to do list for the day and the exercise gets thrown to the back burner and almost forgotten. After long nights of working from home I need my favorite McCafé coffee to give me that extra pep to walk around with my toddler.

As I was doing some grocery shopping at Walmart I hit my favorite sugar-free syrup section and bam right in front of my eyes were bags of McCafé coffee! I got my favorite which was the French Vanilla and was super excited to try it out. McCafé coffee has always been my favorite because it is so smooth and made from the premium 100% Arabica Beans. They also come in eight different flavors so you have so many to choose from.

To be extra ready in the morning I decided to make my daughter and I mini-muffins the night before. This way I didn't have to wait to fight with my picky daughter to eat breakfast first. I made them mommy and me my making hers with a few mini chocolate chips and mines with some chia seeds. I put them in little baggies and then took them out as soon as I woke up in the morning so that they would get warmed up a bit. Then I prepared my McCafé French Vanilla coffee with a tiny bit of heavy cream and some erythritol and put it in my cute purple thermos. I took my daughter's thermos and put some warm milk in it. I put the baggies and thermos in my mommy bag and out we went for our walk.

My daughter was so excited that we got to eat breakfast outside and loved being like mommy with her own thermos. I was so happy to be able to just get up and go and get that workout out of the way. Exercising first thing in the morning gives me the extra pep and energy I need to get through my busy long days with my sweet toddler.

Mommy and Me Muffins (Printable Recipe)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tblsp baking powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tblsp mini chocolate chips (for toddler version)
  • 1 tblsp chia seeds (for mommy version)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Mix all of your dry ingredients. 
  3. Mix all of you wet ingredients in a separate bowl. 
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and carefully combine. Do not over mix. 
  5. Split batter in half and mix in chocolate chips in one half and chia seeds in the other half. 
  6. Place in a mini-muffin tin and bake for about 10 minutes or until cooked through. 

What is your favorite time of the day to exercise? 

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  1. Those muffins look so yummy (and I really like McCafe coffee!) I love exercising after work around 6PM. I alternate between daily jogs and daily bike rides on my favorite jogging trail. I'm so happy it's Spring and the weather is getting better because I was able to restart my daily exercises last week <3

  2. We don't have those in the supermarkets here, only at the McCafes. Their coffees are pretty good, even on their locations abroad. I'd have their cappuccino anytime rather than at the more expensive coffee shops. The muffins look yummy.

  3. My son would love these so much! I think that anything that comes in mini form my kids would life - and as long as it is somewhat sweet haha!

    Sandy a la Mode

  4. I love a good McDonalds cuppa joe. My husband and I actually have a tradition of going to McDonalds on our birthdays and on Valentines day lolol....

  5. Looks like you have a great routine down to get out the door for some morning exercise! Enjoy that cup of McCafé as you are out and about! #client

  6. I am a HUGE fan of McDonald's coffee! It's the only stuff I drink on road trips because it's consistently good! I like that they offer it in the stores now and also for the kuerig!

  7. It's funny how the little things make the kids so happy, isn't it (like the cute thermos)? And I am drinking a McAfe k-cup as I type. Mmhmm good. :)

  8. I love McCafe coffee and other McCafe products. Those muffins look really good too. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

  9. Love McDonalds coffee. I must try this - sounds great.

  10. That's a great plan to ensure you get your morning exercise in! I always hear good things about McDonald's coffee, so I'm anxious to try this at home.

  11. I prefer to work out in the morning. These sound like great mini muffins I had no idea McCafe coffee was sold in the stores now.

  12. My favorite time to exercise is in the afternoon. But sadly, it is either the morning or evening (which are also good).

  13. I am not much of a coffee person I prefer tea but lately I have been drinking more to keep me awake. Those muffins are making me super hungry.

  14. I had no idea you could get McDonald's coffee at the store. I have had it a few times, and always enjoyed it. Will check it out!

  15. Me too I had no idea to get McDonald's coffee at the store? I really love their coffee thank you for idea.

  16. I love muffins in the morning. They are so easy to just grab and go!

  17. It's nice that McCafe already comes in ready to brew pack. The muffins looks tasty too.

  18. I haven't seen McCafe in the stores yet--will have to try it. Those mini muffins look very tempting right about now!!

  19. Love those little mini muffins! I need to try to make some with chia seeds.

  20. A treat for each of you is perfect. That bite size is just right too!

  21. What a cute idea! I love that you made a mommy and me version! I really need to try the McCafe coffee.

  22. How adorable! The mommy and me version is just too cute. Yummy looking muffins.

  23. I love making mini muffins for my son.

  24. I love making mini muffins for my son.

  25. Chia seeds and coconut oil are both so healthy. I'm tempted to try this recipe out. I haven't sen McCafe here yet.

  26. I bet that was such fun to eat outside!
    I should do this on a weekend with the kids.

    I love how you did that graphics with the McCafe too.
    I'd love to try it.

  27. Awe that is so sweet! You are such a good mommy and I love that she got to do what you were doing too! Great way to teach her healthy habits and have fun with it! Saving this idea for sure!


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