Thursday, February 12, 2009

GFCF Low Carb 1-Minute Muffins

In a tea cup or other microwaveable one cup item:

1. Melt 1-2 tbsp of butter
2. Mix in

* 1 egg
* Sweatner to taste ( I like using 1 TBSP of SF Davinci Syrup or liquid splenda)
* Mix in 1/4 cup of flaxseed meal (and/or mix with almond meal, protein powder)
* 1/4 tsp of baking powder

3. Microwave on high for 1 minute*
4. Turn out and let cool

The muffin may look kind of wet at first, but it dries quickly as it cools.
Eat warm with butter or wrap cooled muffin in plastic to eat later.

*cooking time may vary depending on your microwave, avoid overcooking

Using butter and truly carb free sweetener, such as liquid splenda or DaVinci syrup:

239 Calories
19 gms fat
18 gms carbs
17 gms fiber
Resulting in 1 net gm carbs.

Banana Nut Bowl Muffin (or cake really)
1.5 Tbl coconut flour (low carb use almond flour)
1 egg (Large or better)
1/2 tsp banana extract
1-2 Tbl chopped walnuts
1 tsp baking powder (could probably use less)
1 tsp oil (possibly optional)
1-2 Tbl sugar (low carb use sugar substitute)

I put the dry ingredients (except walnuts) into the bowl and mix. Then I crack in the egg, add oil and extract, sweetener if it is liquid and stir vigorously. When it becomes like a thick paste add enough water to make it about the consistency of thin pancake batter. Coconut flour is THIRSTY stuff, is absorbs water like a sponge.

When it is well mixed add in the walnuts. Microwave for about 1.5 minutes until it stops looking wet on top and doesn't bubble. Do not overcook or it'll get dry.

Variations include using Da Vinci or Torani syrups instead of extract/water, using berries instead of walnuts. You can make savory ones using spices and slice it like bread. One can also add flax meal for various effects, but watch that it doesn't get dry.

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