Chai Tea Breakfast Marathon Muffins
2 tea bags chai tea
1 cup hot water
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup oat bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 to 2 bananas, mashed, or 1 cup of applesauce
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease muffin tins. Brew both bags of tea in the hot water.
2. In a bowl, mix together flour, oats, oat bran, baking powder, and cinnamon.
3. Stir in steeped chai tea, then bananas, maple syrup, and vegetable oil.
4. Spoon into prepared muffin tins. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.
I eat a few of these the morning before a marathon. There is just enough caffeine to get me going, without dehydrating me over the course of the race. Furthermore, the oatmeal, bananas, and oat bran are staples in most runners race day breakfast meals.