That's what I call the new, fun breakfast I've been eating lately... a breakfast you can mix and cook in a coffee mug! I got the idea from several Paleo recipes I found online (a big thank you to whoever originally came up with the concept) and tweaked it until it was what I wanted. (I'm not "officially" Paleo so don't care whether or not cavemen ate vanilla extract or baking powder.) Since I no longer eat oatmeal in the mornings, I'd been looking for a wheat-free replacement since I don't want to eat eggs every day - even though I have a constant and fresh supply. And I missed my old pancakes and waffles. They were gluten-free but weren't grain free. Why am I grain-free? I will write a post about that soon. Anyway, these little poppers satisfy my desire for something soft, mushy and sweet in the morning - without the use of any sugar spiking grains, gluten or sugar. And, oh yeah, for me one of these is plenty filling. And, one more big plus: if you leave out the sweet stuff, you can eat it like regular bread; how cools is that? I've made scrambled egg sandwiches with them and they're wonderful.
Makes: 1 serving
Time: one minute plus however long it takes you to mix the following ingredients together
Calories: before toppings: 231
"Health" Rating: Totally depends on if you believe conventional wisdom or more recent studies regarding cholesterol and saturated fat
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds (I grind mine very fine)
1 tablespoon blueberries or other small or cut up fruit (bananas are good)
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/2+ teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla and/or almond extract
1/4 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
Dash of salt
1 packet of stevia
1. Put all the ingredients in the mug you are going to cook it in, or mix in a small bowl. I use a bowl because the coffee mug I use is pretty narrow. Be sure to use a straight-sided coffee mug or container so the popper can be removed easily. You can use different shaped containers to achieve another shape; I want to try an English muffin shape next.
2. Mix really well with a fork and pour into coffee mug if you're using a bowl for mixing. Don't let "batter" sit around for long or the flax will absorb all the liquid and the popper won't rise as much.
3. Put into microwave and cook for approximately one minute, depending on your microwave. Open door and check it out! It's all puffed up and ready to go.
4. Popper will just pop out of mug. I cut mine in half and add a little butter. You can see the blackberries and walnuts in this one if you look closely. The fruit settled towards the bottom.
5. Then I add some home-made strawberry sauce and more blackberries.