Saturday, 8 August 2009

Low-Carb Grain-Free Flax Muffins

Flax Muffins:


25g (approx 2 tablespoons) ground flax seed/linseed.
20g melted butter
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg

Optional: herbs/seasonings, parmesan cheese, cream cheese in place of butter.


Mix all ingredients together, place into a muffin tin or microwaveable container and either microwave on high for a couple minutes or bake in an oven (approx 190C) for 15 minutes or until risen and brown. They do dry out quite quickly so keep an eye on them while cooking.

Makes 1 big muffin or two small muffins. Delicious warm, split open and spread with cream cheese or butter.

Nutritional Breakdown:

300 calories, 31g fat, 6g carbs, 5g Fibre, 11g Protein. Net Carbs: >1g.

(Note: While the case for consuming flaxseeds as part of a primal diet is far from clear-cut, indeed my opinion is that flax is not strictly primal, this recipe is great for those on very low carb diets who miss having something to spread their butter on. In my opinion, get your Omega-3s from other sources, such as fish oils, and use flax for 'greasing' the digestive track and baking the occasional low carb treat only.)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this recipe. I am going to make it this morning to eat with my scrambled eggs.