Sunday, January 26, 2014

My Favorite Muffin in a Mug So Far! Samoa! Gluten-free, Trim Healthy Mama (S), Sugar-free

A couple weeks ago, Gwen's Nest, posted a Samoa milkshake. If you like Samoas but have not tried it, go, now, make it, it is that good! However, I live on the edge of the snow belt, it is cold here, and currently we are under several inches of the white fluffy stuff. I didn't want a milkshake today, I wanted a warm, flavorful muffin. *Just poked the last bite into my mouth, yummm, happy.* 

I wish I could share a bite but the best I can do is share a picture, and recipe; you have to make your own. 
There is the picture, and here is the recipe. 

Samoa Muffin in a Mug 
1 tablespoon coconut oil, butter, or MCT oil
2 tablespoons flax meal
3 tablespoons almond meal
1 tablespoon erythritol
dash stevia
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
dash salt
1 square chopped 90% chocolate, I used Lindt
2 tablespoons shredded coconut, unsweetened
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1 teaspoon caramel flavor
1/2 teaspoon butter flavor
Mix all in lightly oiled mug, I used a small pyrex glass container. 
Bake 350F. for 20 minutes or 1 minute in microwave.
Here is the usual stream of photos.

I love Muffins, they are a great grab-n-go snack, or breakfast on the run. Sometimes I will line up the glass containers and make a string of muffins, varying the flavors in each, this way I can just put 1/2 or whole muffin in ziploc baggies to drop in my purse as I run out the door for appointments or errands. 

Tuesday Link-up at Gwen's Nest
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  1. Your chopped chocolate picture is my favorite!! Can't wait to try this recipe either. Thanks for sharing ~ Angela From Grassfed Mama

  2. You show coconut flour in the pic but not the recipe ...?

    1. The bag is "Coconut, Fine", referring to the fine shred. It is my favorite to use because it is less stringy.

  3. would an egg subsitute of some sort work with this recipe?
    thanks so much!!

  4. I believe an egg substitute would work but the egg is part of the protein and fat count, so adjust accordingly.

  5. FYI - MCT oil shouldn't be cooked. Sounds yummy, thanks for sharing!

    1. Research shows that it should not be used for frying but is acceptable for baking. Thanks for sharing!