My favorite breakfast is a strawberry smoothie. I can have one for breakfast everyday and not become bored with it. Today, however, the house is cold, the temperature outside has dropped and the furnace is broken. I did not need an ice cold smoothie! I needed my wool sweater and a hot muffin!
I hesitated to post a "MIM" , muffin in a mug, because there are so many recipes already and all so similar. But this has to be my favorite variation, thought up while shivering in my kitchen holding a steamy cup of coffee, it feels less eggy or spongy, more like the flour muffins we are all used to. I hope you enjoy it.
1 tablespoon butter, melted
3 tablespoons almond flour/meal
2 tablespoons flax meal
3 teaspoons erythritol
2 dashes pure stevia
1 egg, medium or large
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
generous pinch of salt
1 heaping tablespoon 90% chocolate, chopped ( I used Lindt )
1/2 -1 teaspoon espresso powder or instant coffee powder
Spray or sparingly butter the mug or ramekin, I am using a glass Pyrex container which is a perfect size for the "Muffin in a Mug" recipes from Trim Healthy Mama , bonus is that if I am packing this for a snack or meal later I can just put the lid on when it is completely cool and take it with me.
Break egg directly into greased bowl,