Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hungry for a muffin? Do you have 50 seconds and a microwave?

Hello Tartlets!  I often crave something dessert-like, but like it to be healthy.  Enter: The 50-second Microwave Muffin!

This is Dr. Oz's recipe (full credit to his team for developing this recipe) - but I've re-worked his recipe and created a Vegan version!  The Dr. Oz version uses so much flax that it caused me and others I know terrible GI upset for hours.  A little flax goes a LONG way.  You don't need more than 2 Tbsp.

You must try Stephanie's 50-Second Microwave Muffin (with Vegan and Gluten-free options!):

Ingredients (Traditional egg version):
2 Tbsp (1/8 C) ground flax*
2 Tbsp (1/8 C) ground almond meal**
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1/8 - 1/4 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated
1 tsp fennel seeds (optional)
1 tsp coconut oil
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp agave

Directions (traditional):
(1) Choose a large mug from your cupboard.
(2) Mix all ingredients together.
(3) Cook in microwave on HIGH for 50 seconds.  Out comes your muffin!
(4) Try hard to wait a few minutes to allow it to cool.

Ingredients (Vegan version):
2 Tbsp (1/8 C) ground flax*
2 Tbsp (1/8 C) ground almond meal**
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1/8 - 1/4 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated 
1 tsp fennel seeds (optional)
1 tsp coconut oil
1 Chia egg [1 Tbsp Chia seeds + 4 Tbsp warm water)
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp vegan cane sugar
2 pinches salt

Directions (Vegan):
(1) Start by making Chia egg and set aside.  
(2) Choose a large mug.  
(3) Measure all ingredients (minus Chia egg), mix in mug.  Lastly, add Chia egg.  Mix thoroughly; microwave for 50-60 seconds on HIGH.  
(4) Wait patiently for a few minutes before indulging.


*try Blueberry or other flavors of flax for variety
**or try any flour - Gluten-free, Rice (GF), Soy (GF), Oat (GF), coconut (GF), Kamut, Spelt, etc.

Be creative!  Try different spices, flours and let me know how it turns out!  I'm going to try frozen berries in my 50-second muffin tomorrow - I'll let you know how it goes! xoxo



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