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1 Minute Muffin

Updated on November 4, 2011

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.


Ground Flaxmeal

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 egg

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.

1 minute muffin pumpkin variation
1 minute muffin pumpkin variation

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

Bob's Red Mill Raw Whole Golden Flaxseed, 24-ounce (Pack of 4) (Package May Vary)
Bob's Red Mill Raw Whole Golden Flaxseed, 24-ounce (Pack of 4) (Package May Vary)

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.


Have You Tried The 1 Minute Muffin? - I'd love to hear from you

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      Mkjiu 2 years ago

      I believe there are seraevl factors at work: Greater intake of oils/fats, which partially mitigates wheat's effects; the greater reliance on traditional methods of bread preparation, e.g., aging dough and sourdough fermentation; and continued partial reliance on older strains of wheat, such as 19th century strains, emmer, and farro. However, note that there is far more to the wheat conversation than weight. While the Italians and French are indeed experiencing national weight gain, though to a much lesser degree than the U.S., they are experiencing other health consequences of wheat consumption, including an explosion in diabetes, acid reflux, and other conditions at least partially attributable to wheat.

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      Tory 2 years ago

      This shows real extespire. Thanks for the answer.

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      MissSweety 5 years ago

      No, but I will try it :)

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      sahilwaste 5 years ago

      nice, i'll try it...

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      quicpost 5 years ago

      Sounds delicious-we put flaxseed in our anything for like you've noted flaxseed is nutritious and stops everything bad!

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      Susanna Duffy 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I must try the one minute muffin!

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      DARdreams 7 years ago

      I like to use erythritol; it is a natural sweetener and much better for my BGLs (Blood Glucose Levels) than sugars. I have lots of low carb recipes here:

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      Brookelorren LM 7 years ago

      I think that it would take more than 1 minute to get all the ingredients together... but I bet that you could mix all the dry ingredients ahead of time, and then you could have a mix where it really would be quick. Right now I'm trying to lose weight... so I'm doing the 30 second Slim-Fast... lol. This could be an idea for my kids if they get tired of cereal.

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      MartinPrestovic 7 years ago

      You are wonderful! I love your lens. One of my New Year's resolution (I am determined not to break a single one and so far I haven't yet) is to go healthy all the way this 2010 so I'm cutting back on junk food and stuff and eating more food with lots of nutrients and fiber so thanks for the recipe!

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      VSP 7 years ago

      I want to try this one.

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      The one minute muffin sounds great! I'm gonna try it!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Awesome! I love the one-minute muffin and i love your ideas for different variations!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love it! Thanks for the tip about why we should grind flaxseed.