Paleo Mug Muffins – Bonus Recipe!

paleo-mug-muffins-coverIntroducing Paleo, Gluten Free, and Low Carb Mug Muffins: A Baker’s Dozen of One Minute Muffins

Sweet tooth got your tongue?

It’s happened to all of us–we want to eat healthier, but then we’re sabotaged by cravings for sugar, salty, carb-laden snacks. Rather than reach for a chocolate bar or bag of chips the next time the carb craving hits, reach for a mug muffin instead. Paleo, Gluten Free, and Low Carb Mug Muffins are a healthy-ish alternative, great for breakfast, dessert, or just because.

Paleo, Gluten Free, and Low Carb Mug Muffins will show you how to make a baker’s dozen of different mug muffins from a single base recipe. Choose from Black Forest Cherry, Blueberry Crumble, Carrot Cake, Red Velvet, and Apple Fritter…and we’re just getting started! In addition to recipes, you will learn about the health benefits of the basic building block ingredients, such as the flours, sweeteners, and fiber options used to make the best mug muffins you’ve ever tasted!

Introducing: Snickerdoodle!

This summer, I vowed to get back on track with my diet by KOing popcorn and chocolate. The only thing that kept me going were my mug muffins. Turns out, a little bit of sweetness in the morning was enough to curb my sweet tooth and/or chocolate craving. Before I knew it, the cravings were gone!

Paleo, Gluten Free, and Low Carb Mug Muffins: A Baker’s Dozen of One Minute Muffins was the result of my summer experimentation–a girl can only eat so many double-chocolate and chocolate chip muffins before she gets bored. I decided to document it as I experimented with flavours and the result is my recipe book.

Publishing the book isn’t the end of it, though. I’m still experimenting. One hot flavour nowadays is snickerdoodle. The more recipes I saw for snickerdoodle-flavoured things, the more curious I was to see what the hype was all about, and so I created a Snickerdoodle One Minute Muffin variation for my basic recipe. To find out the basic recipe, you’ll have to buy the book, which is available here, from my book page.

alien-1295486For the uninitiated who might be asking exactly what a snickerdoodle is, it’s not the name you might give to the drawing of a Snickers bar, nor is it some kind of crazy alien like the guy on the right. It’s a caramel-flavoured, nuttiness that can be infused into any cake, cookie, candy, or in this case, a paleo, gluten free, and low carb mug muffin.

Here’s how:

To the basic recipe, omit:

  • maple syrup

Add:

  • 1 tsp of your favourite nut butter
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • handful of butterscotch or peanut butter chips

Now, I know that butterscotch and/or peanut butter chips are neither healthy, nor are they paleo. I am also aware that peanuts, aka legumes, are not paleo, and purists can omit this ingredient if they choose. However, if you don’t mind the odd “cheat” they make the caramel flavour really pop.

Mix and bake recipe according to instructions in the book.

For the basic paleo, gluten free, and low carb mug muffin recipe along with more than 13 variations on the recipe, buy Paleo, Gluten Free, and Low Carb Mug Muffins: A Baker’s Dozen of One Minute Muffins.

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