Jorge's Skinny Muffins
My wife told me about this recipe that she saw on the Dr. Oz show. I had it this morning, and it was quite delicious. It cooks really quickly
Is this acceptable? If so, I highly recommend it.
Jorge’s Skinny Muffins
Makes one serving
1/4 cup ground flax
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp coconut oil
1 packet stevia
Mix all ingredients together in a mug and microwave for 50 seconds. Allow to cool to a safe temperature and enjoy.
The Best Answer
I make something similar in a pancake. I use 1/4 tsp baking powder and a 1tsp cinnamon and no stevia or other sweetner.
I avoid using high amounts of baking powder since it has corn starch in it. You can replace it with a mix of cream of tartar and baking soda.
Stevia is ok in moderation for some people, not so for others. Time will tell if your body can handle it. I don't use it since I find that the cinnamon is sweet enough for me.
Part of my avoidance of additional sweeteners is to recalibrate my sense of taste to natural sweetness in foods. I have found that when I do have something sweet like stevia, it makes me want other sweet foods and it makes naturally sweet foods not so sweet. It takes a little time to get used to but after a while, cinnamon and other spices like ground ginger and green cardamon will be plenty sweet.
I made this for breakfast today. Not amazing but not bad. It's like a bran muffin of sorts. Since the protein is a low I'll mess with the recipe tomorrow a bit. I'm planning on using 2 eggs instead of one and then add 1/2 scoup of protein powder. That will bring the muffin up to 31 grams protein per muffin. Don't know if it will set properly (may need a little bit more baking powder). But it's worth a try.
The muffin pops right out of the coffee cup, which is nice. This also means that I can make them ahead.
Thanks for the post.