Thursday, April 19, 2012

Muffin in a Minute - MIM

This is a very popular breakfast recipe over at the Wheat Belly site.  There are many different versions you can play with - based upon what you like and what you want to try!  You are limited only by your imagination here.  One of the things I miss MOST is my daily chocolate chip bagel with cream cheese from the deli so I added dark chocolate chips and some truvia and topped it with cream cheese.  Bubba likes the version I make with cinnamon and walnuts.  I made a savory version with butter and parmesan and used it as a dinner roll.

Lots of people put fruit or various seasonings in them to get either a sweet version or a savory version.  Since it's a quick and easy 'muffin in a mug' you can make a different one for each person at the table.  It's wonderful for those on Stage 1 who are missing the grains because the almond flour and flaxseed meal are nuts and seeds and not grains, so enjoy!

QUICK TIP - measure/mix up the dry ingredients ahead of time and then whip it all together in the morning.

Other ideas for this recipe include slicing it up and using it for french toast or cutting it up to make a bun for a sandwich.  I cut it up and put my runny eggs on it.

This may not seem like a lot but it's very filling! 
PS:  don't sub coconut flour, when I tried that it was a flop.  :(

Muffin in a Minute

1 egg

1/4 cup almond flour

2 tbsp flaxseed meal or ground flaxseed

1 tbsp. coconut oil or butter melted

1/2 tsp baking powder

*SWEET version - also add  1 tsp sweetener, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp vanilla,
(may also add chopped pecans, walnuts, strawberries, blueberries, dark choc. chips.)

*SAVORY version:  also add garlic or onion powder, parmesan cheese or rosemary

Put the oil or butter at the bottom of a coffee mug and zap it to melt it (this also coats the mug so the muffin doesn't stick)

Stir the rest of the ingredients into the mug until smooth and microwave 1.5 to 2 minutes, until the top is no longer wet. 

I like to run a knife around the edges to free it up and it just pops out onto the plate.

Spread with butter or cream cheese or nut butter.

Print the recipe along with a picture of my favorite Wonder Woman mug:  Muffin in a Minute 

Please comment below and share your ideas on what YOU'D put in your muffin - thanks!


  1. I'm headed to the kitchen to try this right now!! And I LOVE your Wonder Woman mug! How appropriate, 'cuz you're our "Wonder Woman" of P10!!

    1. AWESOME! Thanks! I used to spend hours trying to spin around 'just right' to make the flash and the transformation happen into Wonder Woman but all I got was really now I can feel like a Wonder Woman on P10.

  2. I typed this the other day, but don't see it today, so here goes again: I am restarting Stage One of P10 today. I know this is the ONLY way to eat and be healthy, but I let myself slip back into my old ways, feeding my taste buds instead of my body. I just wanted you to know that Muffin in a Minute is one of the things that will TOTALLY make a difference in long-term success. I made one last week just to see -- made it plain and just spread butter on it. Then, the next day made one with some Stevia and blueberries -- ahhhhhh, there it is! Sweets are my weakness and my downfall. Something like this will SO make a difference for me. Thanks for posting and keep them coming!!!

  3. I LOVE this as well...and I don't feel like I can't eat bread...I can eat 'this kind' of bread. The recipe can go in so many directions and it's so easy. Hang in there Regina! We can do this!

  4. Can't wait to give this one a shot! With the dark chocolate it will be such a treat!

  5. I tried these this morning - put a little cinnamon and sweetner in it - when cooked I put a little butter on it - tasted good! I was surprised. I am very much of a texture person and I would make them again!! Thanks!

  6. I've been bouncing around on so many paleo/wheat belly sites that I can't even credit which one led me over here--but as I sit here, finishing up the last bite of the first breakfast sandwich I've had in over a month, I am really thankful!! =)Very tasty, very filling! I made my husband's in a normal sized mug, and of course, they were smaller--so for mine, I wised up and made it in a soup mug, which made a much bigger muffin, perfect for a fried egg. =) Thank you so much for this recipe!

  7. Billie - that's a great idea! Thanks for your comment, I really appreciate hearing that the blog is helpful AND the MIM is such a great recipe for those missing bread.

  8. These are amazing. I made them on Christmas morning with some agave and cinnamon and served baked apples on the side. The family loved it!

  9. First bite there was an ammonia taste...than it was fine???...anyway nice recipe...I wonder if just using almond flour would work...need to get the golden flax seed flour..I like it better...Thank you for the reciepe..