Saturday, July 19, 2014

One Minute Muffins ~ Low Carb

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I don't usually eat bread, or muffins, because I don't care for either. But sometimes I need something to eat and don't have time for eggs, or to make a lunch that doesn't involve bread. These two muffin and bread recipes are low carb and can be made ahead and wrapped. Winning! (C'mon, everybody deserves to quote Charlie Sheen) 

They make a great breakfast. OR, you can follow the 3 minute version, and make "bread" for sandwiches. 

Not only are the muffins delicious, they are good for your diet if you're trying to cut down on carbs. I don't follow a low carb diet, but when I need a little more room in my skinny jeans  these recipes are a life saver! :)

(In case you're wondering ~ these have 1.5 carbs each.) 

One-Minute Muffin

I’ll post the original “1-Minute Muffin” recipe I found, but make sure take a look at the many variations below...

1 TBSP butter
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
2 tsp splenda or sweet n low

Melt 1 T butter in a coffee cup or measuring cup.

Mix all ingredients well  and microwave approximately 50-60 seconds (depending on micro wattage).  

low carb bread, one minute muffin, low carb recipe

The ingredients will be puffed up, but turn out, onto a plate and it will settle down to a smaller size almost immediately. 

Muffin top should look shiny and a little moist. Serve w/butter or cream cheese while warm. OR, cool and wrap in plastic wrap for later. 


There are many variations, but here are a  few ideas to get you started! 

 ~ Banana Bread Muffin:  Add 1/8 tsp cinnamon/nutmeg, S/F Banana Syrup/extract, and few chopped nuts

~ Breakfast Muffin:  Add 1/8 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp vanilla

~ Cheese Muffin:  Omit sweetener. Add 1/8 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 cup grated cheese of choice.  

~ Chocolate-Raspberry Muffin:  add S/F Chocolate and Raspberry syrups, and a cream cheese cube in the center.             

~ Chocolate Lava Muffin:  1 add 1 tbsp Baking Cocoa 

~ Pumpkin Pie Muffin:  Add 1 tsp Pumpkin spice and ½ tsp cinnamon

~ Stuffing Muffin:  Replace sweetener & cinnamon with 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning & a pinch of salt.

3-Minute LOAF: 

This is basically the "1-minute muffin" recipe, but tripled, made savory and cooked for 3-minutes. 

3/4 Cup Flax meal
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Mrs. Dash, or Italian Blend Seasoning
3 Large Eggs
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Sprinkle of Parmesan on top

Mix the dry ingredients in a loaf dish. Add eggs and oil, mixing very well. Sprinkle Parmesan Cheese on top. Microwave for about 3-minutes, my microwave takes 2min 50 secsnto complete.

Pop out of the baking dish. Slice the loaf in half. Then slice each half in half, making 4 slices total. (Each slice should have 1.13 total net carbs, or each complete sandwich should have 2.25 total net carbs. Each slice is about 3/4 inch thick.)

Do you have a low-carb "bread" recipe? Please be sure to post your creations so we all (I) can try...

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Unknown said...

I will have to try these, I have everything needed too, which is always a bonus to try something new + tasty. :)

Unknown said...

Heather - I look forward to hearing if you like them! Julia

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