It is day 3 of our no sugar challenge and we are doing surprisingly well.
Monday was a bit rough before and after school but that could have been due to the fact that the kids were tired because of the time change.
So far they haven’t asked for anything sugary which is good, but Callum did tell me that this was “the dumbest dumb thing ever”.
I think he may have been going through sugar withdrawal at that moment.
Personally I am enjoying it. My skin looks better already and I don’t feel like a bloated beast that wants to snack 24/7.
The kids have been in great moods and we haven’t had any major breakdowns about going to school or crying for candy or treats after school. They have adjusted really well.
It definitely takes a little extra time in the kitchen because we aren’t eating anything that is premade.
Mornings seem to be the hardest. Grabbing a bowl of Lucky Charms was the go to here but not anymore. Now it is scrambled eggs, or Greek yogurt with fruit.
This morning I made the kids blueberry breakfast buns as a treat. They are super filling, delicious, and as a bonus for some, they are vegan.
Blueberry Breakfast Buns
1 cup + 1 tbsp. oat flour*
1 cup whole wheat flour **
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp. honey
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup non dairy milk (you can use vanilla flavoured if you like)
1 tbsp. flax meal ***
2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 canola oil
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
* Oat flour is just oats that have been ground up in the food processor
** You can use spelt flour instead of whole wheat. If you use spelt flour you will need to add an additional 3 tbsp. to your batter.
*** Flax meal is ground flax seeds.
Preheat your oven to 350.
In a large bowl mix all your dry ingredients except for the flax meal
Add the flax to your non dairy milk and let sit for 1 minute
Add your wet ingredients to the dry mix
Stir until just combined
Scoop large spoonfuls (I use an ice cream scoop) on to a lined baking sheet
Bake for 20-23 minutes or until they are golden brown and set in the centre
Let cool before you attempt to eat as they are VERY hot
I make the mix the night before and toss it in the fridge. I add the blueberries in the morning. It just makes life easier.
These buns are a tasty way to start the morning. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.