I am so excited to share this recipe with you today that, even though I have no time to do this, here I am typing! 🙂 Last month, I read the book Trim Healthy Mama by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison, and while I’m not following their plan at this time, I have been trying to cut way back on the amount of grains I’m eating and I always try to watch my sugar intake, so a lot of their recipes are wonderful! I actually learned so much from their book and love so many of the recipes that I highly recommend it for anyone.
One that particularly appealed to me, and one that seems quite popular online, is their Muffin-in-a-Mug recipe. It uses flax meal and almond meal instead of flour and sounds amazing. Unfortunately, I don’t have a microwave, so the muffin-in-a-mug craze has pretty much passed our family by. This recipe, however, looked too good to totally pass up, so I started experimenting with it. Serene had mentioned in the book that you can bake it in the oven for 8 or 9 minutes, so I tried that first. It works pretty well, but I had some trouble getting my muffins out of my mugs, so I started trying them in silicone muffin liners. Much better!
The only problem is that using the oven turns it into a not-so-fast recipe and ends up taking me more like 15 or 20 minutes, basically like making any other muffins, so I figured I might as well make a whole batch while I’m there. So I’ve done that for the last few times, and we’ve all really enjoyed them.
Today, I was mixing up a batch and happened to glance over at my new waffle iron that Daddynificent surprised me with the other day! I began to wonder how these would “waffle” as the Waffleizer blog puts it, so I fired up the waffle iron and gave it a go. They were fantastic!!! And they were ready in just a couple minutes, just like the microwave muffin would be! I was really excited, and so were my kids!
So, I want to share this recipe with you. I’ve multiplied the THM muffin-in-a-mug recipe by 8, which made 12 muffins and 5 waffles. I also had to do a little adapting when it came to sweeteners as I’m not a Truvia fan and can’t get it here in Malaysia anyway, so you’ll see my recipe uses a combination of xylitol and NuNaturals Vanilla Alcohol-Free Stevia Drops. I’ve also tried the recipe with palm sugar. I think you could make this work with any sweeteners – you may just have to play around with it a little. For the waffles, you could probably cut way back on any sweetener at all and then top it with a little natural maple syrup or raw honey.
- 8 eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup flax meal (I grind flax seeds in my fake magic bullet)
- 3/4 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- approximately 1/2 cup worth of sweetness 🙂 – I do 1/4 cup xylitol and 4 dropper-fulls of NuNaturals stevia drops
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Mix all the ingredients together and pour onto your waffle iron. Mine takes about 1/3 cup per waffle. You can also pour these into muffin liners and bake for 8 minutes.
I hope you enjoy these waffles as much as we do! They were such a fun and guilt-free treat that I just had to share!