This isn’t just any muffin, it’s a clean eating, low carb and sugar free one, which two months since I tentatively embarked on quitting sugar and learning to create a new relationship with food and my body. There will be much blogging about the process I went through, emotionally, mentally and psychically, but I’m most excited to share recipes with you.
People have asked me if I don’t find it difficult to eat our or live with lacking foods like pizza, hamburgers and cake but I have found an alternate for everything. In a nutshell, I’m clean eating. That means I don’t any processed food or refined sugars. It’s beyond scary how much sugar is added to everything and how the grains and foods we eat have changed over the years, so I stick to making as much food as I can, from scratch.
Breakfast is my favourite meal and I eat a full one, except for the toast. Although I have a great bread recipe I will share with you, but this cheesy mug muffin is both simple and yummy and a great place to start. I’m trying to fit this new way of eating into my busy lifestyle, so you are guaranteed simple, quick recipes. Measurements are all done in cups and spoons, because I don’t have the skill or time to get my head around measurements. I will have also fed everything I share with you to someone I care about, so the recipes are guaranteed to be yummy too.
Let’s chat about cost for a moment, before I start throwing ingredients at you that may seem pricey. I have a theory that something is cheap because of the quality of it. I also have a theory that when something becomes a fad, the price is hiked and that’s not fair to us as consumers. For this reason, I make small quantity but high quality foods. I won’t bake a whole loaf of break, which uses up two cups of pricey almond flour. I will show you how to make smaller, simpler portions, which are also fun to serve.
A great start is the cheesy mug muffin, made in a mug and popped in the microwave to cook. If you aren’t a fan of the micro, then I hope you have a small bread tin for a mini loaf.
1 x egg (to eat clean, it must be free range or organic)
1 x dessert spoon coconut flour
1 x dessert spoon almond flour (You can use two spoons of the one type of flour if you prefer)
1 x tsp psyllium husk
1 x dessert spoon sour cream (check labels for no added sugar)
pinch of salt
Pepper and mixed herb spice (to taste)
1/4 cup grated cheese (check labels for no added sugar … yes, in cheese!)
Grease the mug with some butter of coconut oil
Crack the egg into the mug, then add the spoon of sour cream and all the dry ingredients. Finish by adding the salt, pepper, mixed herb spice and cheese. Mix well!
Place the mug in the centre of the microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes.
If you prefer to bake, grease a mini bread loaf tin, pre-heat the oven to 120 deg c. and bake for 30 mins.
The muffin with fall out easily. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top and either microwave to melt for 15 seconds or serve as is.
It is a great addition to a hearty breakfast and replaces bread perfectly.
If you try the recipe, I would love to hear from you.
With courage, consciousness & a sense of humour