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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Recipe for Flourless Mug Bread



Have you heard about the health benefits of flax, but don't know how to add it to your diet? Do you love bread but not the spike your blood sugar takes from breads made of flour? Tired of buying large loaves of bread when you want it to be fresh all the time? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, this recipe is for you! It's really too good to be true. I have to admit, I saw a recipe similar to this online and wondered:
1. Could I make it really healthy? and
2. Would it taste any good?
This is one you just have to try to believe. Don't let the ingredients scare you off. This is bread and it's quick, easy, cheap, and full of important nutrition. This recipe substitutes flaxseed meal for flour. Flaxseed is rich in those elusive omega-3 fatty acids which fight inflammation in your body. It's high in most of the B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese, fiber, and antioxidants. This bread will not spike your blood sugar and will fill you up. Best of all, this bread tastes great! I just made this, and topped it with a bit of almond butter - delicious!
¼ cup ground flaxseed meal
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg
1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
Put the flaxseed meal, baking powder, and cinnamon into a microwave-safe mug. Stir together until well mixed. Add the egg and applesauce. Mix until smooth. Microwave 2 minutes. Allow bread to cool slightly and remove from the mug.
calories = 226
saturated fat = 1.6 g
sodium = 83 mg
fiber = 9.5 g
protein = 12.4 g
You can substitute the egg with egg substitute.
Add mashed banana, zucchini, oats, dried fruits, nuts, cocoa powder.
Try slicing and toasting the bread.
I actually had all these ingredients in my kitchen, but I estimate this recipe would cost about 50 cents per serving.
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