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 tsp butter, coconut oil or vegetable oil
1 1/2 Tbsp cream cheese (optional)
Mix the dry ingredients in a coffee cup.
Add the egg and butter or oil. Stir well.
Plop the cream cheese into the cup (no need to stir it or anything) and microwave on high one minute.
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.