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Paleo One Minute Muffin (grain, gluten, dairy, sugar free)

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 | 3 comments

Paleo One Minute Muffin (grain, gluten, dairy, sugar free)

Paleo One Minute Muffin

This low-carb Paleo One Minute Muffin makes a perfect breakfast or snack when you want something fast and easy. So simple to make, they are ideal for kid-chefs, or anyone new to paleo cooking. Choosing different oil and mix-ins every time you make them, adds to their fun and variety.


Don’t underestimate the dense nutrition found in ground flaxseeds. The ground flaxseeds in this Paleo One Minute Muffin provide a good serving of healthy omega-3 fat, polyphenol antioxidants and phytonutrients. These elements have been linked to prevention of heart disease, breast and prostate cancer, and diabetes. (A)


If you make the Paleo One Minute Muffin, plain, it will be firm throughout, (like the one below in my picture.) If you use fruit mix-ins, the very bottom of the muffin will remain moister, and be reminiscent of a tasty bread pudding/oatmeal texture.


Hankering for a quick “dinner roll” like side for your savory dish? A Paleo One Minute Muffin can be made into just such an accompaniment by adding onion and garlic powder, your choice of savory spices, and bacon crumbles, in place of fruit.


Paleo One Minute Muffin


Paleo One Minute Muffin

  • Prep time:  5 minutes
  • Cook time:  1 minute
  • Servings:  1 muffin
  • 1 tsp. any oil, melted:  coconut, walnut, almond, butter, ghee, or light olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 TBS ground golden flaxseed meal
  • 1 TBS. birch xylitol, maple sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey, or 5 drops Sweetleaf liquid stevia (*),
  • (optional mix-ins)  1/4 cup frozen or fresh fruit or berries (chop larger fruit to blueberry sized pieces


(Payton’s Paleo 30 Day Challenge friendly if made with xylitol or stevia)

1) In a coffee mug, whisk your oil of choice with the egg.

2) Add all other ingredients and beat until well mixed. Let the batter stand for 4 minutes in the cup, in order for flax meal to absorb the liquid. After 4 minutes, give it one more stir.

3) Microwave for 60 seconds if plain (without any fruit mix-ins), 70-80 seconds if fruit is mixed in. (Use the longer time with frozen fruit. Time can vary depending on your microwave strength.)


Let cup stand for 1 minute to allow muffin to firm up. Turn cup upside down over a plate and ease muffin out with a fork, or eat muffin directly from cup with a spoon.


Serve as is, or with additional ghee, butter, jam or nut-butters, as well as any fresh fruits and nuts. I haven’t tried it yet, but a mix-in of chocolate chips must be explored! You can also add Paleo Vanilla Sauce, or maple syrup after your muffin is cooked.


I often make this quick and easy Paleo One Minute Muffin,  day or night, when I don’t feel like cooking anything more elaborate or time-consuming. Be creative with your mix-ins and toppers. Please do let us know in the comment section what yummy combinations you come up with. Enjoy!


(*) I use the brand called SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops because they use only cold water to extract the flavoring from the stevia leaves, no chemicals, no alcohols, no petroleum products, no enzymes. I use their liquid stevia, not their powdered product because the powdered contains inulin, which though it is a beneficial natural fiber, some people, especially those intolerant to some FODMAP foods like me, cannot digest inulin without having digestive distress.


Hope you love the Paleo One Minute Muffin as much as Natalie and I do!


Paleo One Minute Muffin

drizzled with my easy Paleo Vanilla Sauce


Paleo One Minute Muffin

drizzled with my easy Paleo Vanilla Sauce





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  1. Megan

    When I have run out of Maggie muffins or waffles (both on Payton’s blog!) I make the one minute muffins! My fav is to use grass fed butter, maple syrup, and mashed banana with walnuts.
    My son’s fav is blueberry with grass fed butter and maple syrup. So awesome to have a quick option for a great breakfast!

  2. Karen

    I made Payton’s Paleo One Minute Muffin this morning for breakfast and it was as easy, delicious, and filling as described. I used butter as the ‘oil’ , added 1/4-1/3 of a banana cut in small pieces as the additional fruit option to the recipe, and microwaved for 70 seconds. The texture was as pictured above and tasted like a banana cinammon muffin. I liked that once cooked the ingredients retracted from the sides of the coffee mug and it was easy to transfer the muffin to a plate. Delicious!!

    • admin

      Hi Karen,
      Thanks so much for telling us your combo. “A banana cinnamon muffin”,YUM! Hot with butter, sounds delicious! ~ Payton

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