Breakfast Ideas - Phase 2 - Muffin in a Minute

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08-23-2009, 03:20 AM
Serving Size = 1

1/4 cup flax meal
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 packet Splenda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 large egg - beaten
1 tsp Margarine - Trans Fat Free - melted

Put dry ingredients into a small bowl or coffee cup


Add egg and margarine and mix well.

Microwave 1 minute.

Take out.. pop out onto a plate and enjoy!!

Great with Sugar Free Syrup or Fat Free Cream Cheese.

Takes a minute to make and cures the sweet cravings...

You will be amazed how filling this is, I actually have to split one with my husband..

10-12-2009, 08:18 AM
I can never find this and I just realized it's because I look for it in Phase 1 breakfasts. I know flax meal is P1 safe so why is the recipe here instead?

10-12-2009, 10:37 AM
b/c the serving size for Flax is 1/8 cup on Ph 1
I triple the recipe and make 6 muffin sized ones

10-12-2009, 10:47 AM
it looks like the serving size for P1 is 3T, so 3/4 of a 1/4 cup :) Thanks for the answer!

10-12-2009, 01:45 PM
Is flax meal and flax flour the same thing? Or is the flour ground more? If so, anyone ever try it with flax flour? That is all I can seem to find.

01-28-2010, 02:43 PM
I use cream cheese and don't eat the whole thing because of plan one but here is the ni with cream cheese
User Entered Recipe

1 Serving 1 whole recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309.5
Total Fat 15.6 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.3 g
Cholesterol 220.5 mg
Sodium 853.6 mg
Potassium 372.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.5 g
Dietary Fiber 11.7 g
Sugars 2.5 g
Protein 26.9 g
Vitamin A 25.5 %
Vitamin B-12 17.5 %
Vitamin B-6 7.0 %
Vitamin C 3.2 %
Vitamin D 6.5 %
Vitamin E 2.8 %
Calcium 46.8 %
Copper 3.7 %
Folate 15.6 %
Iron 28.8 %
Magnesium 5.9 %
Manganese 59.8 %
Niacin 1.4 %
Pantothenic Acid 8.2 %
Phosphorus 57.8 %
Riboflavin 25.6 %
Selenium 29.1 %
Thiamin 5.7 %
Zinc 10.4 %

05-31-2010, 02:56 PM
This is good, but the one minute chocoalte cake is Really Good.
I make it often,
simply add 3 more T splenda, and 1 T cocoa.
Tastes fabulous!!!!!!

07-20-2010, 10:24 PM
I am SHOCKED at how good this is! But I do really like the flavor of flax, so maybe that's part of it. Wow, I am so pleasantly surprised.

I did it per the recipe, except using Egg Beaters instead of a whole egg, so the fat is lower. This ends up being less than 200 calories, with 12g protein and 8 g fiber - those are better numbers than most of the nutrition bars out there, and very filling. Here are the stats, without adding cream cheese or syrup or anything:

Nutrition Facts

1 Serving Amount Per Serving Calories 169.7 Total Fat 10.7 g Saturated Fat 1.5 g Polyunsaturated Fat 7.5 g Monounsaturated Fat 2.7 g Cholesterol 0.6 mg Sodium 147.6 mg Potassium 826.1 mg Total Carbohydrate 10.7 g Dietary Fiber 8.1 g Sugars 0.4 g Protein 12.0 g
Vitamin A 18.3 % Vitamin B-12 26.6 % Vitamin B-6 15.5 % Vitamin C 0.0 % Vitamin D 14.9 % Vitamin E 7.3 % Calcium 27.7 % Copper 0.8 % Folate 15.0 % Iron 16.3 % Magnesium 1.8 % Manganese 1.3 % Niacin 0.4 % Pantothenic Acid 10.0 % Phosphorus 41.9 % Riboflavin 50.0 % Selenium 22.3 % Thiamin 10.0 % Zinc 4.2 %

07-21-2010, 03:42 PM
Just wanted to add that I made it again today, adding 1/4 cup mixed berries. It was so delicious!!

I did have to cook it longer (probably 2.5 minutes total, as the berries were frozen). Also, just blueberries might have worked better - the strawberries and raspberries and blackberries were a little mushy in the muffin. Still delicious though.

12-10-2010, 02:12 PM
Anybody know why there is such a calorie discrepancy? one user has almost double the other users stats?

anyway, tripled this and stored it in the fridge for ultra fast breakfasts. yum!

12-10-2010, 05:04 PM
I think the first recipe included cream cheese? I don't add that in mine... and the sodium on that one is 853 mg? That's a lot more than I came up with for 1/2 tsp baking powder.

The calories I posted above were with using Egg Beaters, which honestly I don't often use. And I might have had Smart Balance *Light* for the more low-cal version, I can't remember... The calorie count on this using a regular large egg and regular Smart Balance, according to sparkpeople is 222 calories (I add 35 extra for 1/2 cup berries.)

Calories 222.1 Total Fat 17.0 g Saturated Fat 3.4 g Polyunsaturated Fat 8.5 g Monounsaturated Fat 5.1 g Cholesterol 212.5 mg Sodium 336.5 mg Potassium 176.6 mg Total Carbohydrate 9.2 g Dietary Fiber 8.0 g Sugars 0.0 g Protein 12.2 g
Vitamin A 9.7 % Vitamin B-12 14.9 % Vitamin B-6 15.0 % Vitamin C 0.0 % Vitamin D 11.5 % Vitamin E 5.9 % Calcium 20.0 % Copper 0.4 % Folate 5.9 % Iron 13.4 % Magnesium 1.4 % Manganese 0.6 % Niacin 0.2 % Pantothenic Acid 6.3 % Phosphorus 13.9 % Riboflavin 14.9 % Selenium 22.0 % Thiamin 2.1 % Zinc 3.7 %

04-14-2011, 09:31 AM
I just made a savory Phase 1 version of this with 3T flax, green chili powder, some green salsa in the middle and a little rf cheddar on top. I ate it with more green salsa poured over it. Yum. 241 calories according to FitDay

04-18-2011, 06:02 PM
Cyn It's also good with Spinach and some LF/FF Feta!

04-18-2011, 07:34 PM
I discovered the spinach last week and am now hooked! I mix some thawed chopped spinach, top with melty cheese and serve with extra salsa. It's so good and soooo filling!

07-03-2011, 09:44 PM
Tonight I made the basic recipe with a T of green chilis added. Cooked it in a slightly wider bowl then sliced it in half and used as a burger bun (homemade black bean burgers). It was surprisingly solid, worked great. Next time we are going for the whole thing - burger, tomato, cheese. These can handle it.

02-13-2012, 05:52 AM
I used baking powder instead of soda. Would that have made a big difference?
Also, do we need to add it at all or can it grow without it?
And OMG, I made the chocolate version and definitely amazing! I cannot believe how good this recipe is! I thought everyone was exagerrating but nope! Haha, never thought I'd be eating a coffee and muffin for breakfast :P
Definitely excited to keep trying and improving the recipe since it did not come out perfect- may add dark chocolate chips next time! Also, cannot wait to try a feta and spinach version on this ! :)

02-13-2012, 06:43 AM
I used baking powder instead of soda. The recipe does call for baking power. Using soda would have made a difference. Yes, it is all needed as a leavening agent.

11-04-2013, 11:08 AM
Left out the cinnamon. Added 1/2 tsp minced onion flakes, 1 T of FF shredded cheddar cheese, and 2 T of turkey sausage crumbles. Yummy. Next time would add more onion and cheese as the taste was a little lost. Great breakfast muffins.

12-05-2013, 06:59 PM
I make this and sub the oil with nonfat plain yogurt, love this stuff!! Instead of putting into the microwave I put it in my waffle iron. Top with sf syrup or fruit and a bit more yogurt. yummy!

12-08-2013, 05:12 PM
I make mine with 1/2 tsp of coconut oil instead of margarine. So healthy and adds a hint of coconutty-ness. I have also subbed Fage 0% yogurt or even a teaspoon of canned pumpkin for the margarine and they all worked just fine. I use pumpkin pie spice. Also I sub egg beaters for the eggs: less calories and less "eggy" flavor in the resulting muffin.

I serve mine topped with two tablespoons of light sour cream, a sprinkle of granular Splenda & a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Sooooo good!