One-minute flax “muffin” (maple and banana nut varieties)

Standard

I discovered this recipe recently, and it was instantly a huge hit with everyone in my house.  I love it b/c the ingredients are so healthy (I sub real maple sugar or honey for the artificial sweetener when I make it for my kids), and it’s truly delicious and filling.  Flax is filled with all kinds of good fats and a ton of fiber.  For lower carbers, it has 0 net carbs b/c of all the fiber.

I originally started serving this with a maple “syrup,” and prepared like that, it’s sort of like a muffin/pancake hybrid.  But I recently found a way to make it like a banana nut muffin, and that’s my favorite way to have it.  I’ll include both variations here.

Note: You can use butter or coconut oil in this; both produce great results.  I prefer the coconut oil for its health benefits, but we’re out at the moment, so I use butter.

Flax “Muffin” with Maple “syrup”
(net carbs: 1g)

  • 1 Tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup ground flax (regular or golden both work)
  • 1 Tbsp liquid sweetener (sugar-free syrup, maple syrup, honey, etc.)
  • 1 egg

In a large coffee cup, melt the butter or coconut oil in the microwave.  Remove and stir in sweetener and flax, then add egg and stir until egg is well beaten.  Microwave for one minute.  Flip into a bowl or on a plate, slice in half horizontally and then pour syrup (see below) over each half.

For syrup:

  • 1 Tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp sugar-free vanilla syrup
  • 1/2 tsp maple extract

Melt butter then stir in sweetener and extract.  Pour over both halves of muffin.

Banana Nut Flax “Muffin” with Caramel Syrup

Prepare same as above, only add 1/2 tsp banana extract to muffin mix and sub in sugar-free caramel syrup for the vanilla syrup if you have it.  (Target makes a generic brand that you can find in the coffee aisle.)  Top with caramel syrup (see below) and toasted pecans.

For syrup:

Same as above, only skip maple extract and use caramel sugar-free syrup rather than vanilla if you have it.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s