Man my car can get so dirty in a heartbeat. I keep telling myself and the kids, no more food in the car. The problem is we seem to be in the car a lot and someone inevitably gets hungry (myself included) and someone gets whiny….I don’t want to stop…you see where this is going. Really, it’s my daughter who is messy. I’m not sure I’ve ever met a messier child! I gave her grapes and she squished them open with her hands and shoved them in all sorts of crevices in her car seat. Often I have to immediately wash her clothes after she’s been eating in the car. Heaven forbid I give her a homemade smoothie or banana milkshake because that is most likely to end up in her hair or all over the floor on a sticky puddle (I learned my lesson on that one). Almonds and raisins are everywhere in the car. I even found a rotting apple core hidden way under the seat before. So why do I continue to give food in the car? I need an intervention, because I can’t stop! We travel 35-40 minutes for school and are in the car at breakfast and lunch times…of course. Yes, I know I can wake them up early to have breakfast, but I’m telling you we are not a family of early birds. Although I so desperately want to be one. It just so convenient to wake up, have time to myself to get ready, wake the kids up right before we go, get them dressed and in the car. I’m making a lot of excuses up here I know, I know. Maybe deep down it’s because I want a snack too and that would just be torture for them to see me eating without getting anything themselves. So I guess the eating in the car will probably continue. Next year though we are moving to a school only 5 minutes away so I’m banning food in the car once school ends this year. I can live without eating in the car. I think it’s a bad habit that I just need to break. Do you allow food in the car?
So I’ll probably be bringing along breakfast tomorrow morning for school and I’m thinking these lemon blueberry breakfast bites will be perfect. I’ll whip these up tonight to have ready for our breakfast in the car. Bad habits can be broken this summer. The payoff for convenience is just too high now.
- 2 bananas
- 4 eggs
- ¼ cup coconut oil melted
- ½ cup plus 1 Tbs coconut flour
- Juice from 2 lemons (1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbs pure maple syrup (optional)
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Note: if you just want blueberry bites, omit the lemon and just use ½ cup coconut flour. All other ingredients remain the same.
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Blend all the ingredients (except blueberries and walnuts) in a blender or food processor until smooth. I blend the bananas and wet ingredients first, then add in the dry ingredients.
- Mix blueberries and walnuts in with a spoon.
- Spoon batter onto parchment paper on a cookie sheet. I used about 1 Tbs of batter. I was able to make 35 bites.
- Cook for 18-22 minutes.
Looking for another blueberry breakfast? Try out my blueberry maple scones.