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“Muffin in a minute”

My new favourite obsession.. Linseeds 😀

Flax (also known as common flax or linseed)

Flax seeds contain high levels of dietary fibre as well as lignans, an abundance of micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids.  One hundred grams of ground flax seed supplies about 450 kilocalories, 41 grams of fat, 28 grams of fiber, and 20 grams of protein.

And I’ve just discovered they are a great replacement in many carb dishes, so watch this space for new lower carb, higher fiber recipes with this awesome ingredient!

This first one is a quickie and the options to change it up are limitless… from savoury to sweet, it’s a great start to the morning and packs in about 8g of fiber to your daily intake.

I decided to go for a chocolate version! And with only a few ingredients (linseeds, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, butter and an egg)….

and only a minute in the microwave…

You have a fantastic low carb muffin for breakfast or a healthy snack during your day!

There are lots of alternative spices and seasonings I’m thinking for this neat little treat.. something along the lines of a savoury one with chives and cheddar cheese would be fantastic! Let me know if you try it and what changes you make!

Happy Eating,



MUFFIN IN A MINUTE (original recipe from the Atkin’s website)


  • ¼ cup flax meal
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar substitute (I used Xylitol)
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon butter


  1. Put the dry ingredients in a coffee mug. Stir. Add the egg and the butter. Mix. Microwave 1 minute (or more).
  2. Take out and slice, butter and eat.

About Chicabella the Corseted Culinarian

Recipe for The Corseted Culinarian: Mix together two parts creative, one part inquisitive, one part outgoing, dash of silly, sprinkle of funny, knead gently, bake, allow to cool, slice and spread with love.


2 thoughts on ““Muffin in a minute”

  1. Wow! I’m totally intrigued by this. I love using flax in recipes. What a great quick snack!

    Posted by Aggie | 27 September 2012, 12:52 am

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