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Mini Breakfast Jars

Posted by on May. 22, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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Got this in an email today. I am going to try them soon.


Mini Breakfast Jars

I was at the store the other day and found the really small 4 oz. mason jars.

Of course being the mason jar addict that I am, I couldn’t exactly leave them there, so home they came with me.

Mini Breakfast Jars

Fast forward to today, and I was sitting at the kitchen table writing up some menu plans, and I sometimes like to add breakfast and lunch, even though we usually don’t change that up very much.  As I was writing down muffins and yogurt with fresh berries, I had sort of a light bulb moment go off.

I thought, why not mix both up in the small jars, I mean muffins and yogurt together actually sounds really good.  And then throw in the fresh berries….and Yum!

Mini Breakfast Jars

I set to work right away.

All I did was use the little packs of muffin mix that you get at the store.  I had mixed berry

Mini Breakfast Jars

and chocolate chip

Mini Breakfast Jars

and apple cinnamon.  I decided to leave the apple one for now, and experimented with the other two.

Mix according to directions, then spoon a little less than a 1/4 cup of the batter into each jar.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center, comes out clean.

Mini Breakfast Jars

Let it cool completely.  At this point, if you are making a huge batch, I would suggest freezing them just as they are, they should keep for about a month,  which is how long my muffins usually keep in the freezer.

Mini Breakfast Jars

The rest of the jars, I’m assuming will last a day or two in the fridge once you add the yogurt and the fruit.  Though, I can tell you, I don’t think they’ll last that long at ALL.

Spoon on some of your favorite yogurt, I think the combination of flavors if what makes this fun.  For these I had Vanilla and Strawberry Greek Yogurt so that is what I used.

Mini Breakfast Jars

For the mixed berry muffin base, spoon on some strawberry yogurt (keep in mind you’ll need to put a lid on these).  Add a few fresh berries.  Pop the lid on and into the fridge it goes.

Mini Breakfast Jars

For the chocolate chip base, I used vanilla yogurt, sprinkled on some chocolate chips and a little bit of powdered cocoa.  YUM!

Mini Breakfast Jars

I’m thinking tomorrow I’ll make a batch of the apple cinnamon and use vanilla yogurt, then top with some apple slices and a sprinkling of cinnamon.

Oh I can’t wait to try different flavor combos.  Quick, easy, simple breakfast and I’m already thinking when my hubby and I are watching our weight, I can use low fat/low calorie muffins and yogurt mixes :)

Mini Breakfast Jars


by on May. 22, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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ryleesmom22008
by on May. 23, 2012 at 1:12 PM

what great idea.

cajunpatsy
by on May. 31, 2012 at 9:24 AM

that looks so good. Question those little jars are oven safe?? you never had one break in the oven?

momofsix317
by Owner on Jun. 1, 2012 at 5:36 AM

I haven't made these. I think the glass is thick enough not to break. That said anything is possible, I put a pyrex baking dish in the oven one time and it broke. What a mess that was.

mamabearlehman
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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Those look sooooo good! My kids would love these. Thanks for sharing
jbirchard
by on Aug. 31, 2012 at 1:13 PM
Yumm
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