This is one of my new grain-free breakfast favorites. It takes less than 5 minutes to make from start to finish and completely fills me up!
The recipe below is from the Trim Healthy Mama book/cookbook that I’ve been using for the past month or so (it’s worth every penny of the cost – just read the reviews at the link below!)
You can change it up some if you would to as well. If you don’t want the chocolate then just add enough extra almond flour/flax meal to cover that extra 1 Tbsp and then just add whatever else you want in the muffin (like blueberries, apple/cinnamon, chocolate chips, banana/nuts, etc.).
- 1 Egg
- 1½ Tbsp. Almond Flour
- 1½ Tbsp. Flax Meal
- 1 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder (make sure it's unsweetened)
- 3-4 tsp. of Truvia (or other sweetener if you'd prefer)
- ½ tsp. Aluminum-Free Baking Powder
- Small pinch of Salt
- 1 Tbsp. Oil (you can use coconut oil or butter)
- Put the egg in the bottom of a coffee mug and whisk well with a fork.
- Add the almond flour, flax meal, cocoa power, truvia, baking powder, and salt and whisk well with a fork again.
- Add the melted oil (if it's coconut oil) or melted butter and whisk very well.
- Microwave on high for 1 minute to 1 minute and 10 seconds.
Almond flour is MUCH more expensive than flax meal, so if you can handle the taste of more flax meal then you can divide up that 3 Tbsp. of almond/flax however you would like to as long as there is 3 Tbsp total (or 4 Tbsp. if you don’t add in the chocolate).
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JoAnn Harrell says
This looks Yummy.
As a SAHM having all of two minutes to make myself a semi-healthy breakfast is difficult. I can’t tell you how much I love this recipe! And as for losing all of the goodness by putting it in the microwave….if you have enough time to be knit-picky, you don’t need a recipe like this for breakfast, lol. And honestly, this is STILL a much better option comparatively, and I do smoothies most days, but on those rare days that I get up before my little one, I don’t want to wake her up with the blender, I would like to enjoy a little treat before my day really begins, but still keep it snappy, as it’s not long before her spidey senses tell her that mommy is up!
Thank you so much for posting this! I just tried the recipe this afternoon after I ran out of my weekly quota of dark chocolate–and it was a great substitute, not to mention super easy and cheap. The texture is what I loved the most, especially since most Paleo baked goods I’ve tried have been extremely lacking in this area. Next time I might add a little more sweetener (I used 3 tsp. honey) and possibly some bits of dark chocolate to make it even more chocolate-y! Would pair great with some homemade coconut ice-cream. 🙂 An amazing first experience with a microwaved muffin.
Maria Lucas says
Just made one and it turned out lovely! Even my little girl who is a hard core chocolate lover said it was yummy and ate half.
I used almond meal instead of almond flour and hazelnut meal instead of flax. I used 3 teaspoons of honey and a drop of vanilla essence as sweetener. I was going to put dark choc chips in but decided to see how it turned out without. Will definitely be making this again – so quick, easy and yummy, great texture too!
Thank you for sharing it ♡♡♡♡♡
This is an excellent and quick recipe that turned out amazing. I would like a little extra cocoa, a pinch of instant coffee, to get a more choclatey muffin. I added 3 packs of Splenda and chia seed powder as I didn’t have flax meal. Healthy and south beach diet phase 1 friendly. Awesome!
This has been my go-to recipe for years now when I want a snack or dessert that is not too “naughty.” Thanks for sharing it!