What I eat for breakfast 80% of the time

Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 9 June 2020

Getting your blood sugar under control first thing in the morning is one of the best things you can do to have good energy for the rest of the day.

That's why I choose this muffin recipe 80% of the time instead of grabbing a traditional breakfast food like cereal, toast, or even a muffin at Tim Horton's.

And don't trick yourself into thinking the muffin is better than the doughnut.

Guess what? The muffin is actually a little cake, packing a whole 57 g of carbs (aka sugar) with half of those carbs being pure white sugar. The doughnut is not that much better coming in at 48 g of carbs.

So to get all the convenience and taste of a muffin, without all the sugar,  I make this recipe instead.

Zucchini Muffins:


1 cup of almond butter
1 1/2 cups zucchini, julienned

1/3 cup of honey
1 egg
1 tsp of vanilla
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Pour into lined muffin cups.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Makes 12 muffins

For brownies:

Pour batter into lined 9x9 baking pan. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Now I would love to hear from you! What is one thing you have done for better blood sugar in the morning? Leave a comment below and share this recipe with family and friends. I'll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday!

12 Replies to “What I eat for breakfast 80% of the time”

Dr Michelle Durkin ND

That’s correct Nancy. I know it might be hard to believe but because my metabolism is fat adapted (ie, I will burn calories from fat instead of carbs) I don’t experience any hypoglycemia anymore. If I’m still hungry I will eat something else with it eg. leftovers, some berries, OR I will eat 2 muffins.

Independent has the Liberty quark, but my favorite I have only found at Ambrosia in Toronto, it’s grass fed organic M&C is the brand name.

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