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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 egg

1 packet stevia


Mix all ingredients together in a mug and microwave for 50 seconds. Allow to cool to a safe temperature and enjoy.

Source: http://healthybodydaily.com/dr-oz-in-case-you-missed-it/dr-oz-morni...


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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.

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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.


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Idont think stevia is allowed because its fake sugar. I also don't know about baking powder

  • dimbooti commented Apr 4th 2012:

    Stevia should be fine (it's a whole lot better than the stuff in diet cokes which Jim oks in small quantities. It's comes from the Stevia plant so it's natural and Stevia powder is not processed with ammonia.

    As for the baking powder, it's only 1tsp. Only body know for sure on the Baking Powder?

  • Jake commented Apr 4th 2012:

    Stevia is actually okay - it's not a chemical like aspartame. I've grown it in my vegetable garden before. It's a crazy thing, the leaves look kind of like mint leaves, and if you tear off a piece the size of the end of a zipper and put it on your tongue it's so sweet it will almost make you gag, it's like putting a tablespoon of pure sugar in your mouth at once. Having said that, I still generally stay away from it because I've put so much effort into training my taste buds away from sweets. I did break down and buy some this week though because my rhubarb is coming up again.

  • Jake commented Apr 4th 2012:

    hmmm, now I'm thinking I could probably add some rhubarb chunks into that muffin recipe!

  • dimbooti commented Apr 4th 2012:

    For me, the muffins need something. In the pre-SCD days I would have added applesause to sweeten things up without the "sugar." But I think they would have been pretty blah without a dash of stevia. If I add 1/2 scoup protein powder (vanilla) with another egg tomorrow... I bet I can omit the stevia. I find the PP very sweet.


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50 seconds in the microwave! This is a quick and easy to make snack. I cut back on the cinnamon to about 1 tsp and I dont use Stevia. I don’t feel it’s needed since I use some grass fed butter (Kerrygold) on it when it’s still warm. It reminds me of the bread you get at Outback. Be sure to mix it well (i use a fork). Thanks Justin.

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