Flaxseed minute muffin

flaxseed low carb microwave bread

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.

flaxseed minute muffin recipe

Ingredients: 3 Tbl ground flax seed meal, 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1 egg.


flaxseed minute muffin

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

flax seed muffin

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.

flaxseed microwave bread

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.

low carb minute muffin

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.

gluten free flaxseed muffin

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:

Domestic Esq / Crossfit Temecula SouthPreppy Paleo

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21 comments

  1. Rashida

    This sounds like a recipe I would love to try. I have the ingredients but….no microwave and dont believe in using it. Any other alternative? e.g. oven? if so, how would I adjust the recipe?

    • Jen

      Hi Rashida! This is definitely a quick and easy recipe that I use all the time. I’ve never tried to bake it, but I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to. You’d probably want to double or triple the recipe so that it doesn’t dry out. I did a quick google search and it looks like this recipe is similar but made in a bigger batch http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/breads/r/flaxbasicfoc.htm . Let me know if this recipe using an oven works for you :D I may even want to try it with some added cheese and herbs to boost up the flavor. Thanks for checking out my blog!

      • Melissa

        Hey Leni, thank you for the input on baking these! I’ve looked everywhere for an answer on this and yours is the first I’ve seen.

        Do you use a regular oven or a toaster (or convection) oven? Do you think a toaster oven would work for this? I feel like it’s a waste to heat up such a big space for just two little muffins.

        Thanks!!

    • Jen

      1.5 minutes on high is what works for my microwave but your microwave may need more time or less. I would try 1 minute at first and add 30 seconds at a time if you feel like it’s soft. Make sure you don’t pick a container that’s too shallow because it will rise up in the microwave quite a bit before it settles down.

    • Jen

      Hi bikermunda! You can most definitely use butter. I’ve used butter as well as vegetable oils before. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Jen

      Hi Shabana! Definitely try it. As for fat content, I’ve never tried making this without oil so I’m really not sure if it would work. I know that sometimes apple sauce is used in baking to replace oil… so perhaps that would work?

  2. Nora

    I made it this morning and I loved it! Had two pieces. Then for lunch I was craving a hamburger, went and got it. I through away the bun and used my flax seed bread as the bun. It was delicious. Thank you so much. Now I was to made a loaf of bread.

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