Thursday, June 6, 2013

Lemon Poppyseed Muffin in a Mug, Recipe, Gluten-Free

Hoping for a weekend in Duluth soon...

I've been looking through the book, 'Trim, Healthy Mama,' which seems to me like a variation on the Atkins Diabetes Revolution or South Beach Diet.  Protein is a must, and only good, healthful, low-glycemic carbs. It is not a no-fat way of eating because, after all, it's not fat that makes us fat - it's sugar (high carbs, high glycemic) that makes us fat. When I think of it that way, it's a lot easier and cuts to the chase, so to speak.

Trim, Healthy Mama has some Muffin-in-a-Mug recipes, which are, in my opinion, filling, but not as tasty as this one. I found a recipe similar to this online somewhere, but with a little tweaking, made it my own.

First, I must disclose the fact that I LOVE lemon.

Lemon Poppyseed Muffin in a Mug Recipe:

(This is a great, quick protein snack or dessert)
Spray a mug with non-stick cooking spray.
Whisk 1 egg into that mug.
Add 2 T. almond flour
Add 2 T. milled flax seed
Add 1 t. butter
Add 1/2 t. poppyseeds
Add juice and pulp of 1/2 lemon
Add 1/8 t. lemon extract
Add 2 g. (2 packets) raw Stevia powder
Add 1/2 t. baking powder
Dash of salt

Whisk all this together in the mug.
Microwave on high for 1 minute 25 seconds.
Turn muffin out onto a plate and let cool a bit before eating.

I tried this without the butter and then with the butter. The butter helps immensely, making it nice moist muffin with that great lemony taste!

Nutritional breakdown:

Egg:                 9 g. protein, 70 calories
Flax:                3 g. protein, 3 g. dietary fiber, 60 calories, 0 net carbohydrate
Almond Fl.     3 g. protein, 3 g. dietary fiber, 80 calories, 0 net carbohydrate
Lemon juice    1 g. net carbohydrate
Butter             34 calories, 0 carbohydrate
Poppyseeds     so little it doesn't matter, but it does matter a lot to the taste and texture

TOTAL           15 g. protein, 6 g. dietary fiber, 252 calories

I think this is about right.

I like to have half of the muffin after dinner (like dessert) and the other half later in the evening. It keeps me from eating things like popcorn or deluxe mixed nuts or Ritter dark chocolate. Usually.

So, have you ever tried one of these muffin-in-a-mug recipes? Did you like it? not like it? Was it satisfying?

And if you try this recipe, please let me know!

And if you get to Duluth this summer, please let me know that as well. :-)


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Unknown said...

I have a confession to make... I LOVE lemon too :) These muffins sound good... I still have yet to make a muffin in a cup... maybe this should be my starting point :)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Muffin in a cup, now that sounds like fun!! Can't wait to try it!!

Suzan said...

I did Atkins years ago and lost quite a bit of weight from it and always filled full. Now I don't eat anything on four legs and not sure if it would be possible. Anything that is filling, tastes good and is good for you --- yeah! Good luck!

MadSnapper said...

i love lemon anything, cake or cookies, muffins or pie.. or just a lemon to suck on. this looks great and is healthy and less calories than a regular muffin, and easy to make just one...

Trace4J said...

love coffee cake in a cup.
will have to try this.
low carbs here still for me.
who knew no carbs in almond flour?
thanks for sharing.
woolie hugs

SImple and Serene Living said...

Judy, I am pinning this, because I am definitely going to make it. Thanks so much for sharing. xo Laura

Deanna said...

That sounds interesting. I bought poppy seeds for a specific recipe but didn't have any others which used them. I might have to give this a try.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

This sounds so good. I love lemon and poppy seed. I will have to get some almond flour and try this.
I will be in Duluth the end of July when the tall ships are there. I can't wait!

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE LEMON!!! They sound great. And I pinned that! I might make it today! sandie

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love lemon. It looks yummy. I read it a couple of times. It seems to be gluten-free too. If I try it, I would use sugar for my daughter.

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, Butterfly & Bungalow, it is gluten-free. Thanks for mentioning that! I made a notation on the photo and post title.

Cranberry Morning said...

Trace, there are carbs in almond flour, just no 'net' carbs because of the dietary fiber.

Terri D said...

I'm not a big fan of lemon-flavored things, so this would not appeal to me at all. I have made, several times, the 3-2-1 cake. You mix an angel food cake mix with any other flavor cake mix (in a ziplock bag). Add 3 TBSP of the mix with 2 TBSP of water, in a mug (at least 10 ounces) and put in the microwave on high power for 1 minute. It tastes great and is very easy. 3-2-1

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm going to look for that book. I eat high protein, low carb and no sugar. It can be a challenge! Hugs!

Mrs.T said...

I am going to try this! Just have to see if I can find some affordable almond flour ... think I have everything else on hand. Thanks for sharing!

Ruth Kelly said...

My mouth is just watering. WIll have to try it!

podso said...

This looks tempting and fairly healthy. I would love to try it; just need to collect the ingredients. said...

Sounds delicious! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Bossy Betty said...

Yum! i love lemon too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I've heard of these muffins in a cup. This one sounds good. Thanks for sharing at TTF this week.


Judy S. said...

Sounds like a keeper sans butter though sadly. Have you tried the chocolate cake in a mug? It's quite tasty.

Unknown said...

Good post. I like it. It was interesting to read it. Great thank's author for sharing…

Denise said...

Sounds good and interesting.


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