(Oh My Goodies It's One Minute Muffin!)
This recipe is so simple and has been around for so long that it's been tweaked twelve ways to Sunday and I have to confess that I do not know who created this recipe first. How I wish I was the person who woke up one day, sat up and exclaimed, "By George I've got it! I will make a one minute muffin that doesn't use any flour at all and all low carbers will enjoy!" I seriously do.
When I got my flax meal (ground flax seeds) sample from FlaxAsia, I knew that the first thing I would make is the OMM. I had always wondered if the hype was worth it. So I made the recipe as is and I was blown away! It was delicious and looked, tasted and FELT just like a real muffin, like it was made with high carb ingredients. The texture is what I really loved.
When I made it again, I tweaked it a little bit to make it sweeter. Here's the original recipe with the italized text my tweaks.
One Minute Muffin
1/4 c flax meal
1 packet Splenda or equivalent sweetener *I used 3 packets because I wanted it to be a sweet muffin
1/2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon *I added more, didn't measure though
1 beaten egg
1 T butter
1. Mix dry ingredients well. Add wet ingredients and mix everything well.
2. Pour into a microwave-friendly container. I just bought these cute shaped silicon muffin cups and I was able to make two "muffins" with just this recipe. Some people would use a square or circle-shaped container.
3. Microwave on high for a minute. Pop the muffin out of the container, don't worry it is quite sturdy and will not crumble.
4. Enjoy. I mixed cream cheese, Splenda and a little butter and put that on top. You can also just slather butter on top or plain cream cheese or sugar free jam (if you use SF jam it won't be Induction-friendly anymore).
Ready for some food porn?
Naked muffins... they taste just as good but why pass up an excuse for frosting?
Look at that texture! It's very bready and sturdy and chewy!