Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Paleo Egg McMuffin! Grain and Gluten Free
Last night as I was browsing pinterest, I saw some paleo blogger put up a recipe for a grain free english muffin. Her recipe called for 1/3 cup of almond flour, plus one tbsp of coconut flour. I don't know about you, but the thought of ingesting 1/3 cup of almond flour just didn't sit well with me, and since I'd be making this for S, it just grossed me out entirely. But what if I could make an english muffin in the microwave with just coconut flour? Could it be done?
YES. Yes it can folks. I also microwave a beaten egg for some extra protein. With a little smear of jam on the muffin, this little mcmuffin was a big hit with my little one. This is so super easy, it's almost embarrassing to post. But what a wonderful trick to have up your sleeve for a quick meal! Throw some carrots on a plate and you've got lunch in like, 5 minutes.
Paleo Egg McMuffin
1 1/2 tbsp coconut flour
1 1/2 tbsp of milk, water, or nutmilk
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp honey
1 additional beaten egg
jam for spreading on the muffin, if desired
some oil, for oiling your glass/porcelain microwave safe bowls
In a microwave safe glass or porcelain bowl (like a ramekin), grease it lightly, and pour in your beaten egg. Microwave your egg until fully cooked, about 90 seconds. (depends on your microwave though, watch it carefully!) In another bowl, mix together your coconut flour, egg, salt, honey, and milk. Pour your batter into another greased ramekin and microwave for about 2 and a half minutes. You want this to be cooked through and firm to the touch. Add another 10 seconds or so if need be. When fully cooked, slide it out of your ramekin and cut in half with a bread knife. Toast in your toaster oven and then slather with jam, and top with your fluffy microwaved egg! Crazy crazy. S scarfed it down, which is miraculous because she will rarely eat an egg, or any protein other than bacon or cheese. I think it was the jam that did it.
Did you ever eat mcmuffins growing up?? OMG I loved those nasty little things. They were a very special treat on some weekends after we went to the orthodontist. Gross right? I know, awful. But luckily, with these little guys, you can enjoy a mcmuffin once again. Lots of protein, fiber, and very little carbs. Did you know that 2 tbsp of coconut flour only has 62 calories? And 6 grams of fiber? Pretty wonderful stuff. So if your diet will allow for a baked treat, please give this a try.
Enjoy GFGs! xoxo