Tuesday, March 3, 2009
A Two Mug Morning
Nothing too special about this morning, just another day. Last weekend was busy. I had my college boys surprise me with a visit home. I didn't get my usual double batch of muffins baked on Sunday. Since Tuesday is usually a muffin day for us, I decided just to make Minute Muffins. It is almost as quick a prepared muffin, and still very tasty. It is so easy too. Just mix and bake in the same mug.
Today I chose to make a cinnamon muffin. What is better than a nice cup of spiced tea to go along with it? I love hot tea now that I can add a nice splash of real cream. Ahh, cinnamon heaven.
This is a very popular recipe on the low carb forums. It is definitely not my own invention. But just in case you never tried one, here is the recipe.
1 Tablespoon butter
2 Tablespoons Flax Meal
2 Tablespoons Almond Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
Flavorings as desired (today I added a good sprinkle of cinnamon)
Sweetener to taste (1-2 packets of Splenda or 2 T DaVinci Syrup)
In a coffee mug, melt butter in the microwave. Add dry ingredients and stir. Add egg and stir. Microwave on high for one minute. The muffin may rise far above the top of the mug, but will fall back a bit. Let cool about one minute and turn out muffin. It may appear too wet, but will dry as it cools. These can be baked in a conventional oven as well, for about 15 minutes. Makes one muffin.
Play around with flavorings using different DaVinci Syrups or spice blends. Thanks to whoever invented this legendary low carb treat!