my favorite breakfast cake

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    • my favorite breakfast cake

      This is my variation of the classic 1-minute flaxmeal muffin:

      1/4 cup flaxmeal
      1/2 tsp baking powder
      2 tsp cocoa powder
      1 packet splenda
      --mix well in a coffee mug, with a fork--
      add:
      1 egg
      1/4 tsp vanilla
      1 tsp melted butter
      --mix well again, microwave 60 to 70 seconds. dump out of mug, to cool on a rack or paper towels

      I make this every morning before work, and eat it mid-morning, after it's cooled off. It's yummy when hot, but seems to take longer to eat, once it's cooled. I slice it and spread with a little butter. very filling and such a nice chocolate fix!

      When i was traveling, i made one up ahead of time, cooled it and sliced into 6 thin slices. I spread 3 of the slices with my favorite choco-philly stuff* and topped with plain slices. I wrapped each little sandwich cake individually, and had a wonderful treat to munch on while on the planes. sooooo good, like a LC Hostess cupcake :)
      *choco-philly stuff: 1.5 oz philly
      1 tsp cocoa powder
      approx 1 tsp Davinici's Hazelnut sugarfree syrup
      Mash together til smooth-microwave 10 sec if necessary

      Flaxmeal has been a wonderful thing for keeping me uhmmm.....regular ;)
    • Re: my favorite breakfast cake

      This is an exceptional treat and I have made three already! You are so right about the ease and portability of this breakie. We will be off in caravan soon for up to 4 months and I only have a stove top, griller and microwave oven so was getting a bit nervous about leaving my gas oven behind since I have discovered Oopsie Rolls, Baked Cheesecake Muffins, Almond Thins and so many more.

      Variations: Leaving out the cocoa powder and vanilla I used the other ingredients as the base recipe.

      Cheese Muffin Breakfast
      1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
      2 teaspoons grated cheddar cheese

      Blueberry Muffin
      4-5 frozen blueberries
      1 teaspoon raspberry syrup

      You could try a mix of linseed meal and almond meal with a few slivered almonds on top or in the mix with almond essence

      How about bacon pieces and cheese?

      It is so versatile and delicious. Endless possibilties.
    • Re: my favorite breakfast cake

      Yum, I just made this for a yummy snack to have this Friday evening while DH is watching the gritty Britties (which I can't stand). I added a tiny bit of coconut too, and I used LSA instead of just linseed, 'cos I didn't have any. Great texture, and just a smear of butter makes this a very satisfying bread-like snack. I melted the tiny bit of butter in the same mug and then added all the other ingredients so I didn't have to use another container. Fantastic recipe, thank you!
    • Re: my favorite breakfast cake

      I have been playing with these too. I love using 1 teas vanilla essence instead of the chocolate to get a really lovely vanilla flavour. Also using coconut oil instead of butter in the mixture - adds another flavour dimension.

      Going to try some savoury ones now.:)
      cheers Hen
    • Re: my favorite breakfast cake

      Omg, I want to try this. Am getting sick of the omelettes to take to work and eat before 6:30 in the morning! How many carbs would it have? I should work it out myself instead of being lazy (which is breaking my challenge!!)
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      Worked this out at 29.0g carbs, with 20.5g of fibre. So one serve is 8.5 net carbs. Makes it a little naughty for me at this stage, but I'll definately try it soon!
    • Re: my favorite breakfast cake

      im bumping this recipe up so some newies can try it i just made one this mornign with chocolate and goji berries. i get three serves out of this. and i only used almond meal as thats all i had. still worked out beauitifully.
      now just try not to eat all at once. hehehe. no i have 1/3 sliced fresh nice and warm, with some icecream for breaky. and then ill prob have the other 1/3s as a snack through out the day .
    • Re: my favorite breakfast cake

      You're right Sinders, these are excellent for brekkie. I made up a big batch a couple of days ago and have another 10 in the freezer now for brekkie/brunch on the run.

      Just take out of the freezer, nuke in the microwave for a couple of seconds and add a dab of butter... delicious and really filling!

      My version (for a big batch)

      1/3 cup of flax seeds (ground to fine flour)
      1/3 cup of sunflower seeds (ground ~ makes a lovely fine flour)
      1/2 cup of almonds (ground fine)
      1 tbspn baking powder (makes them fluffier)
      2 tbspns all spice
      1 tbspn ground cinnamon
      1/2 tbspn ground ginger

      4 eggs
      A good dash vanilla essence
      1/2 cup warm water
      2 tbspns coconut oil

      2 tbspns dried berries soaked in enough hot water to cover (I used cranberries and blueberries)

      Mix all dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs til frothy. Add vanilla essence and mix well with warm water.

      Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, add the egg mix and coconut oil. Mix it all together well (you may need to add a bit more water ~ it should be the consistency of a cake mix). Last add the berries and the water they've been soaked in.

      Drop 2tbspns of mix into a tea cup and microwave on high for 1 1/2 mins each. The coconut oil stops it from sticking. Turn muffins out onto a cooling rack and when cold, wrap well in glad wrap and freeze.
      Makes about 10-12 muffins.