The flaxseed minute muffin is something I always crave after I’ve had a few really unhealthy meals. Being on vacation mode on and off for the last couple of months, means that I’ve had more than my fair share of unhealthy vacation food lol. If you’re trying to cut your carb intake, following the paleo diet, gluten free, or if you just have a craving for bread, this is a great choice for you. After all… it really only takes a minute and a half in the microwave and you get a delicious bread that’s soft, satisfying, and healthy.
Ingredients: 3 Tbl ground flax seed meal, 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1 egg.
I usually grind my own flaxseed meal (I like to use golden flax seeds. It seems to taste better than the regular kind), but buying pre-ground is pretty darn convenient. Just make sure you keep it in the fridge so that it doesn’t go bad. I like using Bob’s Red Mill flaxseed meal (Amazon affiliate link). You can find their products almost anywhere and their quality and prices are great. Not a commercial I swear :D
Combine all of the ingredients and whisk with a fork. The texture reminds me of a slightly runnier natural peanut butter after you’ve stirred it.
As you can see I’ve used a narrow tupperware to microwave it in. Like a mug cake, the muffin will climb the walls and rise as it’s cooked. This is when you can add your extra ingredients. I’m adding a pinch of salt, but you can add cinnamon, stevia, coconut sugar, or even stir in some blueberries or peanut butter. Just make sure to microwave it a little longer if you’re adding fruit. Adding an additional thirty seconds should be enough.
Once it’s done “baking” in the microwave, I like to run a butter knife along the sides to loosen it. Then you just have to turn it over onto a plate and it will pop right out.
Yes the top doesn’t look that great.. but who cares! It’s delicious :) I like to smear some Kerrygold unsalted Irish butter on mine, but sometimes I feel like peanut butter or jelly. I’ve also used these as burger buns as well as mini pizzas. Just make sure to toast them again before using them as pizza crust, or else the sauce will soak through and make it mushy.
Quick, simple, and keeps you full for a long time. Please try out the recipe let me know what you think. A few websites that show how other people make and eat the muffin: