Monday, January 28, 2013

Muffin in a Minute

You're probably missing bread about now.  Well weep no more, this is easy and really versatile.  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 can't wait to try this in the morning!

  2. I love this! I even shared one this morning with my husband and he loves it, too! Maybe he can start losing weight again if he can have good substitutes for the food he can't seem to live without. I put on a couple of pounds over the holidays and can't seem to get rid of them, so I am back to Stage 1 for the most part. I also failed at the 59 by 29, 2 months in a row, but I WILL succeed this month. March 1 will see me at 159!!!

  3. Wait, I thought stage one was no grains at all, no flour or anything like that. Does almond flour not count? Do other nut flours not count either?

    1. Sorry it took me a few days to get back to you. Nut flours are okay on Stage 1 - I double checked that with Dr. Aziz and he said they were definitely okay. After all, they are just nuts that have been ground into powder, and nuts are fine for Stage 1. So yes, almond flour, coconut flour, garbanzo bean flour are all fine for Stage 1.

  4. 3 Researches PROVE How Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually burn fat by eating coconut fats (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from large medicinal journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!