muffin in a minute atkins

The other day, my mother-in-law showed me something. Something epic.

“Would you like a muffin with your coffee?” she asked.

“Um, sure?” I make a regular habit of raiding their cabinets every time I enter the house (a hazard of the both fact that I'm always starving from round-the-clock breastfeeding and the fact that Heidi cooks like nobody's business), and I hadn't seen any muffins. How on earth had I missed the muffins?!

And that's when she pulled out a coffee cup and whipped up a muffin. In the microwave. In a minute.

Heidi's Epic Muffin in a Minute
1/4 cup flax meal
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1 tsp butter, coconut oil or vegetable oil
1 1/2 Tbsp cream cheese (optional)

muffin in a minute recipe

Mix the dry ingredients in a coffee cup.

muffin in a minute ingredients

Add the egg and butter or oil. Stir well.

muffin in a minute

Plop the cream cheese into the cup (no need to stir it or anything) and microwave on high one minute.

muffin in a minute with cream cheese

Remove from cup (simply tip it over. If it doesn't come loose right away, edge it out with a knife), slice, and serve topped with butter or jam.

Heidi says that this whole “muffin in a minute” thing was started during the low-carb Atkins diet heyday. As you can see, the version she made for me is a littleĀ more caloric (although the sugar can easily be replaced with Splenda or Stevia), but still high in fiber.