Muffin in a Minute

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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 little more caloric (although the sugar can easily be replaced with Splenda or Stevia), but still high in fiber.

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10 thoughts on “Muffin in a Minute”

  1. That is so great!!  I’m going to give it a try tomorrow morning.  I read cookbooks all the time (yes, I’m weird like that….) and I’ve never seen this.  How did I not know about this?  Thanks … I can’t wait to try it!! 

  2. OH MY GOD!  Your mother in law should have a bronzed statue made of herself in the Parthenon! This is so good I wanna slap somebody. Now since I am locarbing I subbed out the sugar for stevia (1/8th tsp). I subbed out 1TBS of flax for almond meal and added vanilla and a scrape of nutmeg. Tomorrow I am going to work in coconut flour and try coconut butter! Lord help me. I did not need another addiction! But thanks! Seriously this is Sublime. Epic. Red Sea parting and what not!

    • Haha thank you Annie! I will definitely pass on the message. I know that she uses stevia and coconut oil in a lot of her recipes as well. Good luck with your low-carb diet!

  3. Ok this is excellent! Just tried it and it turned out great. I even used just egg whites (that’s all I had) and Stevia with a little vanilla extract and SO GOOD. Thanks for sharing! ^_^

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