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Here is another one minute flourless muffin recipe, which is actually my favourite one that I make!! It tastes kind of like a lemon poppy seed muffin with blueberries.
What you will need…
Flourless Lemon Blueberry Chia Muffin
- 1/4 cup Ground Flax
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Barlean’s Omega Swirl Lemon Zest(You could substitute 1 tsp coconut oil, and some lemon extract if you cannot find this or do not want to.)
- 1 tsp Chia Seeds
- 1 packet of Stevia (I used Krisda)
- Small handful of Blueberries
1. Place all ingredients, but blueberries in a large mug, and stir until fully combined.
2. Lightly stir in blueberries, and place in microwave.
3. Cook in microwave for approx 1 minute. If you microwave usually takes longer to heat, it might be as much as 1 min 20 seconds, or less than a minute if your microwave cooks quicker than normal.
4. Slide a butter knife around the edge, and invert onto a plate and enjoy!
Nutritional Info: Calories : 246kcal , Carbs: 13g, Fat: 19g, Protein: 12g, Fiber: 9g
This is filled with healthy Omega 3 fats. Fats are good for you… don’t freak out– it will be okay! I promise! All but 4g (from the egg) are from the flax, omega supplement, and chia seeds.
They are great for a warm comforting breakfast, or cut into thirds like a homemade vitatop. Without the top 😉
Tonight I made some Pizza using Power Flour in the crust. Power Flour is made according to a recipe I used from Tosca Reno’s Clean Eating Book, Eat-Clean Diet for Family and Kids: Simple Strategies for Lasting Health and Fitness
I use a basic Pizza crust recipe with some add-ins to make a savoury pizza crust using the different flours for a nutritional powerhouse. (this makes 2 thin crust pizzas on cookie sheets)
In the Kitchen Aid:
- 2c warm water
- 4 1/2 tsp fast acting yeast (or 2 small envelopes)
- 2 tblsp EVOO
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 4 c power flour
- 1-2 c all purpose flour
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp garlic
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tblsp flax seed
Pour water into mixing bowl making sure it is not too hot as it will kill the yeast. Place yeast in water. Add 2 Tblsp of Oil, and salt, Flax and seasonings. Dump 3 cups of Power flour into mixture, and mix on stir or lowest level of your stand mixer. (You can mix by hand as well, I just prefer the lazy route!) when that is starting to get doughish, add in another cup and allow the flour to be kneaded in. Continue this with some all purpose flour, I usually end up using about 1.5 cups of all purpose as I find it is needed to have the right texture of dough thanks to the gluten. Once dough has cleaned sides of bowl and is sticky but not too sticky it is done.
I usually just cut my dough in half and place it on to two different oiled cookie sheet pans.
Top with whatever toppings you desire, and bake in oven at 400’F, or 375’F Convection Bake, for about 20 minutes. Judge the doneness by the golden colour of the crust. If it still looks blueish it needs a little more time
Our Pizzas tonight were topped with tomato sauce, spinach goat cheese, red onion, shredded mozzarella, italian sausage, sliced peppers, tomatos and mushrooms, and a little bacon.
The other Pizza was topped with Spinach Artichoke Hummus, Spinach, Shredded Mozzarella, Sliced peppers, and mushrooms. Then topped with a couple of eggs, and after pleading from Thing One, a little bit of bacon.
They were both delicious, but Picky Thing Two only liked the first one.. not that–that surprised me one bit! He is picky like his mom… 😉
The first time I had ever saw egg on a pizza was on Meghann’s blog, Meals and Miles, and I have been having it on Pita pizzas since!
Honestly Pizza is one of those quick, what can I make for supper, meals in my house. I tend to use up leftovers or produce that needs to get used up, and never is there an identical pizza. I sometimes come up with weird combos, but no worries, I am a trained past-professional Pizza Slinger! (My aunts owned a Pizza Place that I worked at during Highschool)