Could it be true? Can I really make bread, cake and muffins in minutes? This book seemed perfect for me and I was very excited to try it. I made about a dozen different recipes and I was horribly disappointed. Horribly! Everything turned out gummy and spongy and reeked of overcooked scrambled eggs. I'm not sure why the recipes didn't work for me, I used the same brands that were recommended in the book and I measured carefully. I finally figured out that I needed to either cut way back on the wet ingredients or increase the dry ingredients. I really don't mind playing around with recipes but I buy cookbooks to eat. And if I can't eat it without fixing the recipe first, it's useless to me.
But I really liked the idea of microwave baking and I wasn't ready to give up.
Ma said she had seen a recipe for a gluten free microwave muffin on The Dr. Oz Show. I was dubious. It looked pretty healthy. How good can a healthy, made for a grown-up, muffin be? But then I thought to myself, "Self, could it be any worse than what I've nuked so far?" Probably not. So I gave it a try and I must say, I was totally surprised. I liked it! There's no denying that you are eating something healthy but it's a tasty healthy. And who doesn't need a little more healthy in their diet?
I make this in a 2 cup Pyrex bowl so it looks like a little cake. I like that! I cut into 8 wedges, spread a little butter or cream cheese on it and pretend I'm a princess, eating dainty slices of cake for breakfast! It's very filling so I like to share this with someone, like one of my ladies-in-waiting!
I mix everything in the bowl that I'm going to cook it in. Saves time and dirty dishes. Princesses and ladies-in-waiting are busy girls and we don't have time to do a lot of dishes!
- 1/4 cup ground flax
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 packet stevia (I use 3/4 tsp Truvia or 2 tsp. sugar)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup Egg Beaters or 1 beaten egg