Snowed in with the county under a snow emergency so naturally, since I couldn’t go to work (this was to be my first day on a new job!), my mind turned to breakfast.
I am the wooden spoon of the 3 spoons and, as the wooden spoon, I am a natural kinda gal, yet I want things simple and quick. This looked like a good morning to figure out what I can do to avoid the pitfall (and waist line downfall!) of the last minute, fast-food drive through that I fell into in 2013.
The Trim Healthy Mama book, which we are using for our guide to all things healthy this year, has a quick and tasty solution.
Muffin in a Mug
Basic ingredients (we chose to go with the cinnamon flavor, which turned out to be perfect!)
Dry ingredients for a single serving:
- 2 tbs golden flax meal
- 1 tbs + 1 tsp almond flower
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp aluminum free baking soda
- 2-4 tsp Truvia
- 1 egg
- 1 tbs coconut oil
Start with the egg (this just did not seem like it could work!)
Then the dry ingredients:
Then whisk it well with a fork (bet my right arm is going to gain some muscle!)
Ok… I am going to nuke mine. I don’t have time for anything slower.
Microwave for 1 minute.
Top it off with a butter/cream cheese icing. Absolutely delicious.
It’s a bit dry, so you need something. I am thinking in the future of all sorts of combos! Like butter, yogurt, squirt of lemon, berries etc. or I could see a Mexico style with some salsa, chocolate with some milk or cream, etc. I believe this is something I could partially assemble before the week starts, thus allowing me to keep my mad dash out the door, only this time with a quick stop for breakfast!
Trim Healthy Mama reference:
- Pages 257-257