Make yourself a heart, healthy, homemade muffin in well under 5 minute! My 2-ingredient flax mug muffin is delicious and filling, as well as vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and oil-free.
A Newfangled Healthy Muffin Made in the Microwave
I have developed many muffin recipes. 750 in one book. 150 vegan versions in another.
Apparently, that’s only the beginning.
Witness this 2-minute muffin for one.
2-minute Flax Mug Muffin Benefits
This humble muffin is:
- vegan (egg-free, dairy-free)
- High in fiber
- Made with 100% flax
It is also remarkably satisfying in taste, texture and overall deliciousness.
Make it in 2 Minutes
I am typically ravenous when I return from teaching my early morning exercise classes, a state that is amplified further because I spend another 45 minutes showering, dressing, getting everyone ready to go, and swilling my first cup of coffee of the day (ok, coffee often comes first in this list).
Once this list is ticked off, I need serious food, and this muffin delivers.
And the wonderful news is that this muffin takes all of 2 minutes to make!
This makes a huge and hearty muffin, akin to the jumbo muffins in the coffee store case.
In contrast to the coffee shop varieties, though, these are absent the heaps of refined sugar, refined flour, and fat.
Honestly, one half of a muffin (slathered with some plum jam) left me happily full, and that is
a rarity virtually unheard of for me; I saved the second half for my second breakfast (yes, I eat a second breakfast around 10:30). It was equally awesome after several hours.
Sweetened without Sugar
I’ve sweetened the muffins with liquid stevia, but you can use the sweetener of your choice (about 1-2 tablespoons of liquid sweetener, like honey or maple syrup, or natural cane sugar, or even a mix of stevia and your favorite natural sugar).
You can always make the muffin sweeter post-cooking by spreading with a bit of jam, or drizzling with honey.
Vary the Muffin with Add-Ins
The add-in options for this muffin are vast.
I added some raisins, cinnamon and chia seeds–or leave them out.
Lemon zest, orange zest, or almond extract would be great subs for the vanilla, and, as you can imagine, a tablespoon of chocolate chips is a brilliant choice (I suggest mini chips, or giving regular-size chips a chop for even distribution).
You know you want one, and given that it takes 30 seconds to mix and 1 and 1/2 minutes to make, I think now is the perfect time!