Thursday, July 5, 2012

Red, White, & Blue Skinny Muffin

If you can't tell, I'm really into skinny muffins. They are so good for you and so versatile! You can pretty much throw anything in there as an experiment, and it almost always ends up amazing.

For the 4th of July I decided to take my patriotism to a new level via the skinny muffin, of course. A red, white, and blue muffin just so happens to be good on any day of the week, though, even the 5th of July, which I found out for myself this morning.

Here's how the Red, White, & Blue Skinny Muffin is made.

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1-ince slice of a medium banana, mashed
1 cage-free egg
2 packets Xylitol natural sweetener (Xylitol comes from the fibrous parts of plants, and compared to table sugar, it has a very low glycemic index and 40% fewer calories. I buy XyloSweet.)
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 medium strawberry, diced
10 small fresh blueberries

1. Stir together everything except the strawberries and blueberries in a coffee mug.
2. Carefully fold in the berries.
3. Microwave for 75 seconds.
4. Remove from microwave and turn mug upside down to let muffin fall onto a plate.
5. Enjoy, and maybe even exclaim, "Happy birthday, America!" if you so desire.


JuliebG said...

This is one of your suggestions I have yet to try. I trust you on a lot of things Kates but they just looks so funky! You have blogged about them so much, I just might have try it.

Kate said...

Maybe you can start calling them the Funky Muffin.:) I do love them, as you've noted. I actually made an apricot skinny muffin a few times this week—I just love the experiment and potential great discovery! Give it a try and let me know what you think.

I love how convenient and healthy they are, plus how they make only one serving so you can personalize for each person. There's something childlike about getting your own muffin in a mug, and it gets me excited every time.