This is yet another variation of a muffin in a mug, but it is a tasty variation that I will admit is my new favorite.
A while back I splurged and got some different flavoring extracts from amazon, and I have been experimenting with them in different meals.
Since starting Trim, Healthy Mama (THM) last November, the muffin in a mug has become a staple for breakfast. It is quick, healthy and customizable. Plus my kids enjoy it as well so I can quickly prepare them and know we are getting a healthy meal that feels decadent. I round out the kids' with some full fat cottage cheese or fruit. I just have coffee with mine.
The key with this version is that there are some powerful flavors here. I don't want to be overwhelmed by just one so caution with adding the extracts is advised.
Fall Flavors Muffin-S
1 beaten egg
4 Tbsp freshly ground flax
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 Tbsp of truvia-type sweetener, or equivalent
1/8 tsp maple syrup extract
1/4 tsp orange extract
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 cup (2 Tbsp) fresh cranberries
Mix everything together well in a mug and microwave for 1 minute.
I've not baked in an oven, but I have heard 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Top with some low-fat cream cheese whipped with stevia and maybe a little chocolate drizzle for the perfect bite of fall!
This post is shared with Gwen's Nest for Trim, Healthy Tuesday and Stacy Makes Cents for Centsibly Sugar and Grain Free.