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1 Minute Muffin
Delicious, Easy and Low Carb
Short on time in the morning? Looking for the perfect healthy snack for you toddler? Interested in cutting back on unhealthy carbs and possibly losing some weight? The 1 minute muffin may be just what you are looking for. It's quick. it's easy, it's healthy and delicious.
This photo shows the 1 minute muffin as a part of a nutritious breakfast, the best way to start your day.
The primary ingredient for the 1 minute muffin
The one minute muffin is not only fast and easy, its incredibly nutritious and gluten free. Ground flaxmeal is the primary ingredient in the 1 minute muffin and ground flaxmeal is one of the most beneficial foods for longevity as it is rich in lignans (a type of fiber) and omega 3 essential fatty acid, also known as alpha linoleic acid (ALA).
Recent scientific studies have confirmed that flaxseed can have a positive influence on everything from cholesterol levels to constipation to cancer and heart disease.
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One tablespoon of whole flaxseed (11 grams) contains about 50 calories, 2.5 grams of protein, 3.5 grams of fiber, 23mg of calcium, 33mcg of folate, and 2.5 grams of essential omega 3 fatty acid. Although flaxseed is over 82 percent fat, over half (57 percent) of the fat in flaxseed is in the form of the omega 3 essential fatty acid
The ingredients you need for the 1 minute muffin, chocolate variety
The Basic 1 Minute Muffin Recipe
yes, it's that simple!
What you need:
1/4 cup ground flaxmeal
1 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs unsweetened cocoa (* this is for the chocolate variation there are endless possibilities, see below)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp baking powder
handful of nuts, raisins, dried cranberries, blueberries, your choice!
Grab a regular sized coffee mug, mix everything well with a fork, place it in the microwave and cook for 1 minute (1 minute and 20 seconds or so if at higher altitude). Muffin will pop right out of the mug. Wash your mug right away as the flax dries and hardens and is hard to clean off the mug. It's not the prettiest looking muffin, but it is healthy and tasty.
Sadly I cannot take credit for coming up with this recipe and I cannot find the origional author. I make the muffin often in many different variations and truly enjoy it, thats why I am passing it along to you here.
Recipe Variations For The 1 Minute Muffin
- spice up your muffin by adding allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg
- go for a tangy muffin with grated cheddar cheese and sundried tomatoes
- throw in some pureed vegetables to give your toddler even more healthy nutrients
- get one of those mini muffin pans and spread the mix out to make a dozen tiny muffins for everyone to enjoy
- substitute honey or molases for the brown sugar
- go for a savory muffin and instead of the sugar, add garlic and/or onion powder.
For a holiday twist to you muffin, add 2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin and top with cream cheese frosting
Ground flaxseed provides more nutritional benefits than does whole flaxseed. That's because the seeds are very hard, making them difficult to crack, even with careful chewing. Grinding breaks the seeds up, making them easier to digest when eaten. If whole flaxseeds remain unbroken, they may pass undigested through the body.