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1 MINUTE APPLE CINNAMON MUFFINS

You guys! One minute muffins. I mean, healthy one minute muffins. High protein, low carb, and super low sugar. Apparently this has been a thing for a while. Sure, we can call it a trendy thing. Which is more likely why I’m just now discovering these amazing things. I’m practically never late to anything… physically. But… trends… yeah… I’m usually always a few steps behind. The most important part about all of this though, I will not die not knowing what a “one minute muffin” is! Please, scroll through this yummy picture and keep reading… it won’t be long!

I’ve always had this love-hate relationship with the microwave. I hate it because… it’s a microwave. That’s not REAL cooking. And, all the questionable things said about the microwave over the years as to whether they’re safe. Look, as of yet I don’t know of any real science saying it’s bad. Which leads me to why I love microwaves. By all means I’m not a lazy person. It’s hard at times for me to truly sit down and relax. So, I will say that when I’m crunched for time or not feeling like putting time in the kitchen I’ve been known to cook up a mean egg scramble in the microwave. Now, better yet I can make these AWESOME one minute muffins!

Once I discovered such a thing as a healthy muffin that I can enjoy within minutes, I was changing up the recipe a little bit to make all sorts of one minute muffin flavors. In fact, my recent Keto Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes and Maple Blueberry Muffins¬†were inspired by this recipe and thus evolved from. So, with the couple tablespoons of unsweetened apple sauce it helps keep the muffins moist while giving it a nice natural sweetness without making it carb heavy. I will admit I’m not a big breakfast person first thing in the morning; for the most part I like small and light things that will hold me over until lunch. These have been the perfect answer and they hold over really well into the next day. Okay, enough babble! Let me know how you like these and of course put your own spin on them.


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1 MINUTE APPLE CINNAMON MUFFINS
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Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add all the dry ingredients and blend everything together.
  2. Add the unsweetened apple sauce, egg, and unsalted butter. Then, whisk until well combined.
  3. Divide the mixture between the two ramekins. Shake them a little bit side-to-side to help them settle.
  4. Microwave one at a time for about 1 minute. Some microwaves may require an additional 30 seconds.
  5. Stick a toothpick down the center. If it comes out clean, they're ready to enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Add a dollop of the unsweetened apple sauce on top for extra oomph!

CASHEW CREAM WITH BERRIES

Lactose Intolerant? Vegan? Watching your junk food intake? Regulating your sugar consumption? Eating clean? Want something, sweet, satisfying and super healthy packed with protein? Well, you don’t have to deprive yourself. Indulge with lesser guilt once in a while! This Cashew Cream is one of my favorite things to make. I could literally keep batches of this stuff in the fridge at all times, but… even too much of a good thing all the time could mean, too many calories. But at least, when you do indulge, there’s no guilt or adverse affects to your efforts.

This is a decadent cream, not quite a whipped cream because it’s not light and fluffy. It’s packed with good healthy fats and has a consistency of a thick Greek yogurt but so full of rich flavor. With the lemon juice in the mix, it has a similar flavor to New York cheesecake. Hmmm, maybe I’ll have to do that soon!I know it sounds odd with cashews being the main ingredient but I’m telling you with everything else in the mix, it’s amazing. You can use this cream as a filling or layer in a cake. You can also make it as thin or thick as you like by the amount of almond milk (or any other nut milk) you use. I love switching up the flavor of extracts for this recipe too, for instance Almond Extract is great. Or Lemon. Whatever you desire. Keep in mind, feel free to use honey or agave syrup instead of maple syrup. Pair this cream with anything you want, it doesn’t have to be berries. Have fun with it and let me know what you come up with!


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CASHEW CREAM WITH BERRIES
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Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a high speed blender and run it through until everything is combined well into a thick cream.
  2. Serve over your favorite berries.
Recipe Notes

Add a splash more almond milk to make the consistency less thick if you like.