• Breakfast around here is one of the hardest meals. Okay, it is the hardest meal for my family. Between getting my husband out the door for work, the kids ready for their school day, the baby just up and dressed, and me, well I try to get dressed most days too but it is chaos. Because of the chaos that breakfast time tends to be over here I am constantly trying out new “make-ahead-of-time” breakfast dishes. Our family is doing our best to attempt to eat cleaner. That means that we try to eat only whole natural foods, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. We are by no means perfect about it, but eighty percent of the time we rock the clean eating right out of the park. So when I saw this recipe on Dashing Dish (www.dashingdish.com) for clean strawberry muffins, you know I went straight to the cupboard to whip them up. Luckily, I had all that I needed ready to go.

    2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
    1 cup low fat Greek yogurt (I have in a pinch used regular unsweetened yogurt, but the Greek has a better flavor)
    1/2 cup baking stevia (I like these to be sweet, but you can use a little less sweetener if you would like)
    1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
    1 teaspoon lemon juice

    Preheat your oven to 400 degrees

    Place all ingredients except for strawberries into your stand mixer. Beat until everything is well combined.
    With the mixer on low, I add in the 2 1/2 cups of the strawberries.

    I didn’t listen to the original recipe the first time I made it and I used regular cupcake liners. Don’t be like me. Either use a silicone muffin pan, or buy the foil cupcake liners and use only the foil portion. Trust me. If you don’t, you will waste half of the muffin on the paper and cry at all that you cannot eat.

    Pour the batter evenly among your muffin pan. Grab the remaining 1/2 cup of strawberries and place one or two slices on top of each muffin.

    Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean. About 20 minutes or so and you’re ready to go!