Looking for a great breakfast choice that has protein, is delicious, gluten-free and sugar-free? I’ve got a great alternative I just developed this morning. Taste test rates a 10!

ALmond muffin

Mix ingredients and pour in microwaveable bowl. Top with light whipped topping and fruit. Enjoy. You may want to save some. It’s quite a bit for one.

I’ve chosen to eat free of gluten and processed sugars for the rest of my life. Doing that means breakfast seems to be my most difficult meal.

I don’t care for bacon and eggs that much. I like omelettes but they take too much time and effort to make. In the mornings, I’m usually on the run and eat either protein bars or protein shakes with fruit. I’m always trying to find quick and easy recipes that will set well with my digestive system, are healthy for me and fit in with my lifestlye.

What I really wanted was a muffin of some kind. Most gluten-free recipes are not free of processed sugar so the recipes I did find were ones I’d have to adapt. Plus, I just don’t have that much time in the mornings to bake a batch of muffins. Suzie Homemaker, I am not.

However, I began to think about seeing if I could whip up a gluten-free, sugar-free muffin that could be stirred up in seconds and popped in the microwave for a minute. Is that possible?

Yesterday morning I decided to be creative and see if I could make such a critter. With some light whipped topping and a nectarine cut up for topping, it was awesome.

1 egg
¼ cup almond flour
1 teaspoon raw honey
½ Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 cup pecan pieces
flax seed to taste

Mix together in a small bowl, a cereal bowl will do. Then take another microwaveable cereal bowl, spray with olive oil cooking spray and pour the mixture in the bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and test to see if it has firmed up. Depending on your microwave you may want to add 10 seconds at a time. It should not take more than 2 minutes.

This is a very filling and dense muffin. I couldn’t eat it all. Next time I will save half for the next day.

Nutrition Facts  (full muffin without fruit)
Calories   418
Fiber       4.5 grams
Sugars    9.8 grams
Protein    13 grams

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Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. Her other books include: "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy", "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God".

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